Mainz Cathedral
Mainz Cathedral
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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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  • Jim W
    Sindelfingen, Germany2,917 contributions
    Absolutely Stunning!
    My wife and I had to stop in the Mainz Cathedral, aka the DOM. The biggest cathedral of any city is called the DOM. It is also called the High Cathedral of St. Martin zu Mainz or Mainzer Dom for short. It is the cathedral (bishop's church) of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz and is under the patronage of Saint Martin of Tours. It is located near the historical center and pedestrianized market square of the city of Mainz, Germany. This 1000-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral is the site of the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz. This is a must see when visiting Mainz!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2023
  • Amy B
    Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions
    A "go to" when visiting Mainz Germany
    I recently visited Mainz Cathedral, also known as St. Martin's Cathedral, and had a great time! The cathedral is located in the heart of the historic old town of Mainz and dominates the city skyline with its impressive towers and spires. Upon entering the cathedral, I was immediately struck by the stunning stained glass windows that illuminated the nave with a rainbow of colors. The intricate stone carvings and sculptures that adorned the walls and columns were equally impressive, showcasing the incredible skill and craftsmanship of the medieval artisans who built the cathedral.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 6, 2023
  • Sue M
    Williamsburg, Virginia1,501 contributions
    Grand Cathedral
    The Mainz cathedral is over 1,000 years old and dominates the heart of the Old Town in Mainz. It is constructed of sandstone so it is characterically red. This is a must see in Mainz, a very large complex inside and full of history.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 20, 2023
  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,478 contributions
    Outside visit only
    Unfortunately our tour visit was on a Sunday which meant we couldn't enter the cathedral because it was in use for non-touristic reasons. So, this review only relates to the exterior. Over 1,000 years old, the building with its gorgeous salmon colour, is very impressive and towers over the city. Luckily we had a guide on hand who was able to give us some of the history of the place which helped bring it alive. Recommended. Maybe better on a week day.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Ciahasher
    Houston, Texas1,091 contributions
    If in Mainz, worth a visit
    Impressive cathedral that’s over 1000 years old.. Had trouble finding the entrance but it’s off the main square near the Gutenberg museum. You enter from the side of the cathedral. Like many cathedrals, it’s undergoing an extensive renovation on the outside. Inside is fine though. I went on a Monday afternoon .. No issues with entry which is free
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Kelly B
    Iowa4,371 contributions
    Gorgeous, and massive.
    I walked to the cathedral from the train station. It’s such a big building that it’s easy to find as long as you head in the right direction. I had to circle around a bit to find the opening; the doors to enter for sightseeing aren’t obvious. There was a small sign near the door. The entrance is underwhelming. But, once inside, it’s impressive. There are many sculptures along the wall, some with a real gothic vibe (skeletons). The main part of the church is huge, and the ceiling very high. I was there on a Saturday morning in October; it wasn’t busy at all except there were several tour groups.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 23, 2023
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Amy B
Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
I recently visited Mainz Cathedral, also known as St. Martin's Cathedral, and had a great time! The cathedral is located in the heart of the historic old town of Mainz and dominates the city skyline with its impressive towers and spires.

Upon entering the cathedral, I was immediately struck by the stunning stained glass windows that illuminated the nave with a rainbow of colors. The intricate stone carvings and sculptures that adorned the walls and columns were equally impressive, showcasing the incredible skill and craftsmanship of the medieval artisans who built the cathedral.
Written April 6, 2023
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Kelly B
Iowa4,371 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
I walked to the cathedral from the train station. It’s such a big building that it’s easy to find as long as you head in the right direction.

I had to circle around a bit to find the opening; the doors to enter for sightseeing aren’t obvious. There was a small sign near the door. The entrance is underwhelming. But, once inside, it’s impressive.

There are many sculptures along the wall, some with a real gothic vibe (skeletons). The main part of the church is huge, and the ceiling very high.

I was there on a Saturday morning in October; it wasn’t busy at all except there were several tour groups.
Written October 23, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
Nov 2022
The Mainz Cathedral is a very large imposing edifice. Not so easy to visit the interior as the hours for entry don't seem consistent with hours posted. I tried two days in a row to enter and failed both times.
Written January 28, 2023
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Jim W
Sindelfingen, Germany2,917 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
My wife and I had to stop in the Mainz Cathedral, aka the DOM. The biggest cathedral of any city is called the DOM. It is also called the High Cathedral of St. Martin zu Mainz or Mainzer Dom for short. It is the cathedral (bishop's church) of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz and is under the patronage of Saint Martin of Tours. It is located near the historical center and pedestrianized market square of the city of Mainz, Germany. This 1000-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral is the site of the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz.

This is a must see when visiting Mainz!
Written March 19, 2023
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,501 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The Mainz cathedral is over 1,000 years old and dominates the heart of the Old Town in Mainz. It is constructed of sandstone so it is characterically red. This is a must see in Mainz, a very large complex inside and full of history.
Written May 20, 2023
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mike r
Bromsgrove, UK1,300 contributions
Sep 2022
Easy to find and free to enter. The organ was being played during our visit which enhanced the atmosphere.
The Cathedral has a 1000 year history which is best appreciated through a guide. The outside offers an imposing view, but the inside is impressive for the stonework and scale rather than it's beauty.
Well worth a visit.
Written September 23, 2022
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Fred W
Buford, GA155 contributions
Dec 2019
The history in and around this church dates back over 1,000 years. This history can be seen in various parts of the church in hidden alcoves, basements, and in the garden area. I would not recommend this attraction if you don't want to spend some time and take in the history.
Written January 3, 2020
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Aunt23
Columbia, SC227 contributions
Dec 2019
I visited Mainz as part of a Christmas Markets tour, so really just did a quick walk through. The nativity scene was very nice. The entire church is beautiful and is a must if you are in Mainz. Wish we had had more time to really "study" it.
Written February 1, 2020
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remal963
Bristol, UK77 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Went with a friend who was walking me around the city. Lovely place to visit. Situated in the older part of the city and well worth visiting if local. I'm not religious but to see the architecture of the building and it's history was lovely
Written August 27, 2020
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Ciahasher
Houston, TX1,091 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Impressive cathedral that’s over 1000 years old..
Had trouble finding the entrance but it’s off the main square near the Gutenberg museum. You enter from the side of the cathedral.
Like many cathedrals, it’s undergoing an extensive renovation on the outside. Inside is fine though. I went on a Monday afternoon .. No issues with entry which is free
Written August 8, 2023
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