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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

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Address: Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 6131 253412
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Can easily be located in the city center of Mainz . Guided tours are available in different languages and there's also an option of just walking in (at no fee) to just soak in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can easily be located in the city center of Mainz . Guided tours are available in different languages and there's also an option of just walking in (at no fee) to just soak in the stunning views of the Cathedral . Photographs could be taken which made it awesome for us .

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited all three Romanesque Kaiserdoms in the Rhineland-Palatinate, ie Mainzer Dom, Speyer Dom, and Worms Dom. We would rate it behind Worms and ahead of Speyer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cathedral is nice, but not as ornate as some of the other cathedrals in France and Germany. The sheer size is impressive. It is worth a visit for sure but will pale in comparison to other more picturesque places.

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St. Laurent, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large and impressive cathedral right beside the old town square and within easy walking distance to the Gutenberg Museum. Of special interest are the funerary monuments and tombs of past bishops, with some attempting to out do the previous bishop with more majestic resting places.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of Rotarians from Egypt ( most of the participants Christians) had the chance to have been guided by Mr Beckmann, the chief organist of the cathedral! What a great concert we have had! I recommend, for visits, to contact the "dominformation" prior of your visit via Internet ; people there are extremely helpful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and large cathedral located in the centre of Mainz. Nice to walk around and inside. Lovely to see.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is pretty, not as impressive as some, but definitely worth the visit when in Mainz. Our guide told us many interesting stories about the cathedral.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old catholic cathedral, right in the center of the (reconstructed) Mainz old town. It is free to enter, and a nice contrast to the bustle of the market in the square outside. Definitely worth a quick visit, but not as impressive as many other European cathedrals, e.g. Cologne, which is nearby. You can walk down stairs into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The "Dom" looks very impressive from the outside and definately a must to visit when you are in Mainz. From the inside it's not the most beautiful cathedral in Germany but still worth going inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mainz Cathedral is an impressive building and certainly worth visiting inside. As there are many stories to tell, we where very happy with our guide. We particularly liked the modern aspects of this historical site.

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