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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)

Domfreihof 2, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
0651/7-58-01
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Ranked #1 of 151 attractions in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 11th-century cathedral holds the tombs of several archbishops and displays an impressive collection of religious relics.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The contrast between the Cathedral and the Basilic is very interesting. On one side, the roman catholic cathedral is well decorated with sculptures, paintings, ... while the protestant basilica is so strict.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

So we're walking toward the town square from the Porta Nigra and we see a lovely church tower, thinking "that must be the big church in town" and we get so we're right in front of the rathaus (on our right) reading from the guidebook (Rick Steves) a very interesting "how Trier came to be" and then we look to... More

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Stanton, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Marvelous old cathedral, parts of which go back to Roman times. Several archetectual styles represented. We attended Mass on a religious holy day.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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263 reviews 263 reviews
114 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the oldest church in one of the oldest city of Germany. It helps if you read about it first or better yet get a local guide to give you a tour.

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Concord
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The folks in Trier have been very proud of their cathedral for hundreds of years. It is quite an architectural feat.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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88 reviews 88 reviews
76 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

One of the largest cathedrals in central Germany, the Dom of Trier is home to the Holy Robe and one of the nails used in the crucifixion of Christ. Started in 326 a.d. by the EMperor Constantine, the massive Dom complex highlights extraordinary relics and depictions of Christianity throughout the entire complex. You will want to consider spending a little... More

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Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Words can not describe seeing this structure. The perfection of every carving, the beauty in the faces of the statues, the organs, the gardens out back....it is amazing how old these buildings are and they are immaculate.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you're a fan of architecture, you can't miss St. Peter's Cathedral. It's not only impressive, but also full of interesting details. Initially, I was looking for shelter from the rain, but ended up wandering in the building for about 45 minutes, inspecting the elaborate interior. Remember to look up, but also remember to look down and try to notice... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

fascinating church with historic relic, the seamless robe of Christ; interesting and not that busy; most visitors were in the streets shopping.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

interesting historical site well laid out and English descriptions hard to believe the building was so old

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