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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

Market Square, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131 253412
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Ranked #2 of 21 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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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

You cannot come to Mainz and NOT visit the cathedral. Besides being an iconic building, its history tells you, what Mainz is all about. It is the heart of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I've been to my fair share of gothic cathedrals and this one didn't disappoint. I think the church in Koeln is better, but there was some really beautiful, intricately carves statuary. Plus, the little market place right outside the church is nice and friendly, lots of great shops, restaurants, places for kids to run around.

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Belmont, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've visited many cathedrals during my travels and this ranks among the best. The stained glass in this dom is special, as it is not traditional stained glass in many places. Some glass in more modern and abstract. Definitely worth a look. The marble floors are special in a lot of ways (look for fossils). The statues and carvings are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Mainz has a beautiful Gothic Cathedral. In my opinion it's not as beautiful as Köln one but if you are in Mainz you should go see it. If you have some time in Mains the St Stephen's Church is one you should definitely go. The vitrals from Chagall are the most beautiful I've even seen so far in a church.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Look for fossils in the marble near the front altar. Enjoyed the names of the archbishops in the stain glass.

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Chattanooga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a beautiful, serene place. Very picturesque, would be great for a wedding! There is a lot of history in this area, and very photogenic. I would highly recommend.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mainz has a long and important history in the Catholic Church (and the Holy Roman Empire) in Europe. Naturally its cathedral is therefore an important site. It's not exceptional aesthetically, but one can still easily appreciate the history of the place. Of particular interest are the different stained glass windows highlighting the reigns of the different Archbishops over time. There... More

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On our recent trip to Mainz we again stopped in to see the Mainz Cathedral. This church is over 1000 years old and has some great architecture. It is located right off of the main square in Mainz. The church has many great alcoves with excellent wood and stone carvings. The inner courtyard is also very pretty with beautiful gardens.... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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