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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

Market Square, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131 253412
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As featured in Daytrips from Frankfurt
Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Mainz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

we enjoyed this cathedral, especially the gardens surrounding it and in the courtyards. Beautiful! We didn't make it to the top of the tower but were able to go through the inside and the private grounds as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was our first stop in the epic 8 day German castles/churches/wine tour. We toured Rome a few years ago - so read my review with that knowledge. I wasn't impressed. Maybe we would have been more impressed if 1) we could have found closer parking (there were only 15 spots in the official parking log) 2) tours were in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The cathedral has an apse at both ends. One is the sanctuary and high altar; the other apse was for the Holy Roman Emperor and his attendants. Mainz is one of the "imperial cathedrals." "The Romanesque cathedrals on the Rhine in Mainz, Worms, and Speyer are called Imperial Cathedrals." <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Cathedrals> Speyer is the largest.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

but not especially attractive. If you like monuments to past bishops you'll love it! Two crossings each with a tower, and two sets of transepts. Two crypts as well!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'm not sure what to say. It's a cathedral. Impressive and very old. Not as immediately awe-inspiring as the Cologne Cathedral, but not far behind.

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great old medieval church centrally located in a pedestrian area. It took several centuries to complete so it is an amalgamation of progressive styles and technology. The Altstadt is nearby with lots of shops to visit. Streets are cobblestone so wear good shoes. Gutenberg museum is nearby and worth the visit. We lived in Mainz in the mid-1980s. It... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

this Dome is said to be the oldest church in Germany, although I have heard this about others around Germany, Most of it was open for viewing, one can walk freely though it, or take a tour.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A truly marvellous cathedral, which dominates the town square, in this small German town. I love the architecture and stained glass : fascinating place to visit

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

this cathedral is central located and no vehicular traffic. Lots of shops around and the famous Altstadt is just around the corner. Don`t wear your heels .. loads of cobblestones. Gutenberg museum is close too. Such an enjoyable place to visit. Great places Cafe`s close by to sit and enjoy something to eat or just people watch. I love to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This is in the main square surrounded by shopping restaurants and fast food places.This a must tourist and religious place to visit.Beautiful church.

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