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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

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Address: Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 6131 253412
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the...

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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Amazing Church

This is a "must-see" if you are visiting Mainz. Absolutely gorgeous and huge. You need 1 -2 hours to see everything !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a "must-see" if you are visiting Mainz. Absolutely gorgeous and huge. You need 1 -2 hours to see everything !

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the cathedral in the heart of Mainz as part of a sightseeing tour. It is easy to reach in the center of the pedestrian zone. A very interesting and large church with an impressive inside. Due to the historical background and the many stories around a must see if you are visiting Mainz!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing short of impressive....both the history and architecture. Not sure if its always the case, but the entrance was free when I visited.

Thank Heist79
Buenos Aires
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Due to my previous job I went several times to this region of Germany, Mainz. Close to the waters of Rhin River you can find this amazing Dome. Every time I visited it was a new and an amazing experience.

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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Now, looking at the cathedral of Mainz, it is difficult to imagine that in the beginning it was built as an almost exact copy of the cathedral in Speyer. However, long building, which lasted for two and a half centuries, the penetration of the Gothic style, wars, reconstructions, destructions, restorations did their job. Now we have quite original cathedral. Moreover,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Situated within the historical center and famous market square of Mainz, the Mainzer Dom is an awesome and majestic structure that is worth the visit. However, there are some reconstruction/restoration going on that could widen to other areas. Nonetheless, the events held in there do not seem to be affected but always good to check out. Awesome architecture. Afterwhich, a... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Breath-taking experience. Do not miss this lovely cathedral. It is surrounded by a relaxing market place.

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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

It was Sunday Mass with a full choir. Although in German you can understand everything. The setting in the cathedral makes it very special.

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

The Dom dominates the skyline of the city. The interior is dark with old and new stained glass windows. Lots of tombs...nice for a walk through. Cathedral museum is next door.

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Reviewed March 16, 2017

I visited the Cathedral on a Sunday afternoon and unfortunately it was closed. Also it was being repaired so there was scaffolding covering parts of the building. Its a great place to navigate around as it can be seen from afar.

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