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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

Address: Domfreihof 2, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651/7-58-01
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Ranked #1 of 149 Attractions in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 11th-century cathedral holds the tombs of several archbishops and displays an impressive...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 11th-century cathedral holds the tombs of several archbishops and displays an impressive collection of religious relics.

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Stuttgart
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Stunning to stand quietly to enjoy and meditate the magnificence and grandeur of this Cathedral. Don't miss the Church treasure room. We did not like the fact that people were allowed to use their cameras and cell phones on the premises, it was most distracting when one wanted to enjoy the stillness.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We happened to make it just in time to see the Dom right before it was closing for the day (the mass was about to start). Really spectacular architecture; the feeling of toucing centuries' old history is enveloping. The mass was very touching, a lot of local and tourist folks stopped by that evening.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This building celebrates the fame of being the oldest cathedral in Germany. Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles are orchestrated and seem to produce great harmony together. St. Helen (Emperor Constantine's mother)'s skull is the well-known relic enshrined here. Also housed here is the holy tunic said to be the seamless robe of Jesus. In spite of hustle and bustle caused... More 

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Metz, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Holy tunic is kept in a wooden reliquary dating 1891, the set being placed in a air-conditioned showcase in the chapel of the Saint-tunic. This chapel is accessible only once a year, but the sacred garment is not exposed.The tunic is presented during a pilgrimage every 30 or 40 years, the last one having taken place in 2012.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We recently visited St Peter's whilst on a coach trip to the Christmas markets. Metz itself had left us feeling slightly underwhelmed- heaving with shoppers, it seemed very similar to any other large town in the UK during the festive season - crowded and noisy. However, once inside the cathedral we might have been in a totally different world. The... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Trier is said to be the oldest city in Germany, a beautiful mix of the old world and the new! Definitely worth spending a few days to explore! While exploring the Trier amphitheater make sure you don't miss the underground sections! The Imperial Baths or the downtown area. Parking is outside/surrounding the shops and downtown area. The streets are kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I'm not religious in any way but this building is exceptionally good and a wonderful to walk around on a cold day in Trier.

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Illinois USA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We weren't expecting what we found inside the Trier Dom. The architecture, the statuary, and the special relic displayed at the top of the stairs. The view of the interior from that vantage point was so impressive. I especially loved the crypt with the St. Helena chapel and burial sites of bishops from the past. My husband like the statue... More 

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Trier, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This Church has been totally restored---inside and out---the restoration was sensitive to the church's history and design---it is a must visit when coming to Trier---it is located in the center of the pedestrian area, so it can be easily visited Trier was the home some of Prince Electors of the Holy Roman Empire---so this church reflects the power and the... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I would recommend coming to visit this cathedral in the heart of Trier. No admission fee, although I believe guided tours are available for a small charge. There is a nice gift shop across from the church if you are looking for more information.

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