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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

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Address: Markt 10, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 6131 253412
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the...

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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Gearing up for Christmas

The Christmas markets are not far away. Many stalls are being set up around the cathedral at the moment. Some renovations to the cathedral are also underway.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christmas markets are not far away. Many stalls are being set up around the cathedral at the moment. Some renovations to the cathedral are also underway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive, if rather dark, cathedrtal inside (but not the easiest to find entrance). Quite grand exterior, if a little shielded by closely built shops etc. etc.Cloister was nice too. Worth a short visit if you are there with time to spare.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited before but did so today with my daughter, stunning architecture, lit a couple of candles, listened to the hour practice. For the religious traveller, a must see, for others it's certainly worth a visit as free to enter, quite stunning, then you can move on to the rest of the town....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two sons arrived in Germany and this was the first site we took them to. It was absoluely superb. Nearby is the famous printing press museum and classic delicious German cake shops. Fabulous time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mainz like many European cities has quite a few churches and cathedrals. Mainz is no exception. The pre-eminent but by no means the most lavish is the deep red brickwork of the Mainz Dom Inside is all restrained dark light and a lack of baroque gold which features in all the great Catholic Churches. The internal courtyard is great with... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mainz Cathedral is a good place to visit in any weather and at any time of year. Enjoy the cathedral with a guide, as the sytles and many epitaphs can only be really appreciated with a guide. If there is time, visit the Cathedral Museum - it is well worth the admission fee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is located in the ancient square of Mainz, its grandeur is wonderful. The interior is made of marble that area that makes it feel very gloomy. The windows are very beautiful and colorful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I landed up in Mainz as Frankfurt hotels were pricey for that week due to book fair... mind blowing monument.. standing firm for 1000+ years... didn't get a chance to see the interior though...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you are visiting Mainz, this should be one of your stops. The cathedral has been here over 1000 years with add ons over time. I was not able to find any information or pamphlets in anything but German, so I had to look up some of the history after my visit. It was still well worth the trip in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Depends on how many Cathedrals you have seen. If you have seen a few then this one will only be average. It is dark and plain. Look at on line pictures. If you are already near by then drop in for a look. Don't make a special trip.

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