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When in the town of Mainz this cathedral is a must visit. Situated in a plaza with beautiful renovated old building this cathedral is dominating the area. Inside the cathedral you have the feeling of peace and tranquillity. It’s not over decorated and not full...More
This cathedral is massive and has many commemorative sculptures on the walls. The windows are nothing special. The place feels big and old without having too much charm. We grabbed a booklet about it in English, but it didn’t provide a clear tour, just notes...More
Together with Speyer and Worms cathedrals this is also an Imperial Cathedral of the Holy Roman Empire. Being so old the cathedral also features different architectural styles: Mainly Romanesque with later additions of Gothic and Baroque. The octogonal tower is currently under renovations.
Every archbishop since the late 10th century, is represent with at least his name and coat of arms on the stained lass windows or a drone carving many of which are extremely elaborate.
No fee. €0.30 to use WC. Muséum accessible through the cloisters.
Hi Annabelle, have only ever visited as a tourist with my German partner who grew up close to Mainz. Will ask her if she knows of where possibly to look. Will be back in touch if I have any news. However, they do have a... More
Hi Annabelle, have only ever visited as a tourist with my German partner who grew up close to Mainz. Will ask her if she knows of where possibly to look. Will be back in touch if I have any news. However, they do have a large administrative office at the Cathedral and there's always someone there who can speak English. Why not give them a call. Good luck. T