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“Great view from steeple” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)
Domplatz 1, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
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Ranked #9 of 128 attractions in Frankfurt
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of coronation for Holy Roman Emperors.
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“Great view from steeple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Paid the 3 euros to climb the 325 stairs to the top. Good view of Frankfurt from the outside walk of the belfry. The inside of the church is not as elaborate but understandable since the place was gutted by fire in WWII allied air raids. Visit the Paulaner Restaurant around the corner for a great Bavarian meal!

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing views. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Wow. The climb to the top of the tower was well worth the hundreds of steps. I was lucky enough to have a blue bird day so the view from the top was simply stunning. I have amazing photos out over the river and over the Christmas markets/Roma. The church itself wasn't amazing but make sure you take the hike to the top! It's worth the shortness in breathe.

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“Great place of worship”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Attend Sunday Mass at this historic Dom. It is a beautiful church and the Mass was very nice. The church is not as decorative or as elaborate as some in Europe but appears ti have been nicely restored. Sunday Mass times were convenient.

Visited December 2013
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“better on the outside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I might be jaded after visiting other beautiful cathedrals in Germany, but this one was underwhelming on the inside. I realize it had a tremendous re-build, but compared to the exterior, there's a sense of "cheaping out" on the interior details. The paintings and altarpieces were a highlight, at least.

Visited December 2013
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“Very grand”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a grand old cathedral. We were able to attend Mass in the little chapel, which is off to the right of the main altar. There are sculptures outside of the church as well, that are not to be missed.

Visited January 2013
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