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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

Address: Market Square, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 06131 253412
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Mainz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the tombs of several of the...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the tombs of several of the city's archbishops.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I didn't spend much time in it, but it's worth visiting if you're in Mainz. Near the city center, easy to access.

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Wollongong, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is quite a nice Cathedral to visit if you are visiting Mainz and in the Alt-Stadt area of the city. It is a bit of a contrast to some of the other large cathedrals you might find in France/England or other european countries in so much as the interior architecture is more monolithic in nature - not as fine... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

No tower to climb, nicely kept inside, but nothing ornate. The courtyard is lovely, but the museum was closed.

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Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Dom was a beautiful building with Gothic architecture and impressive large steeples located in the center of the city. Inside are numerous statues, burial rooms, and stained glass, . It is well preserved and worth a visit.

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I arrived at Mainz in the evening and saw this building from the exit near to the garage. The size and design of of the structure is so impressive even though the building was under renovation with cranes around the church. I wasn't able to get into the building but walking around the building is really pleasant and enjoyable. The... More 

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Millingen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It was a really nice cathedral. It is really huge and there is a lot to see. Unfortunately, they did not have any brochures of further information there.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Centrally located and readily accessible landmark building. Self guided tour means you have to know what you are looking at.

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Toronto, Canada
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94 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

If you appreciate architecture than check out this cathedral. Its near other main sites and everything is in easy walking distance. Worth a stroll in this direction.

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Mainz, Germany
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Mainz Dom, is actually one of the Cathedrals I enjoy coming into again and again. It is grand and majestic without being overbearing with gold and silver everywhere you look to show off wealth. There are still beautiful images all over the Cathedral though to give you a glimpse into the history of the building. Whether you're visiting Mainz for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mainz cathedral breathes history. Founded over 1,000 years ago, it is mostly Romanesque in style, but with many later additions. Despite being badly damaged by air raids in 1942, the cathedral remained substantially intact. There is some inspired modern stained glass that contrasts beautifully with the ancient architecture. The cathedral is located in the centre of Mainz and there is... More 

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