Kardinal-Dopfner-Haus

Kardinal-Dopfner-Haus, Freising

Kardinal-Dopfner-Haus
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BradJill
By BradJill
Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral (Dom) - Must-see attraction in Freising
Jun 2018
Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral (Dom) is the feature attraction in Freising. Situated upon the hillside compound that overlooks the town, the church history dates all the way back to the 8th century and features Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Rococo architectural aspects. This is a must-see place for those visiting this quaint little town outside of Munich. The church is unassuming from the outside, appearing to simply be a building entrance in the back corner of the small open courtyard. However, upon entry you are quickly treated to a remarkable interior. Starting with the nave, you will see heavy use of stucco work and frescos adorning the ceiling, wall and nave columns. This is the work of the locally famous Asam Brothers, Bavarian Baroque masters from the early 18th century. Simply put, the church is beautiful and worth taking a seat to enjoy for a few minutes. The pulpit is very attractive. As is the main altar and painting, aisle altars and side chapels. There is also a basement crypt with the tomb of St. Corbinian for which the cathedral is known. Keep you eyes open as well for the pillar of Beasts (Bestiensäule), a column carved in the Middle Ages that is considered one of the most distinguished sculptures in Europe. Overall, we were very impressed with the Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral (Dom). This is a Barque and Rococo gem in Feisling, as beautiful as any of the major churches that we visited in Munich.

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Steveh3Texas
Southlake, TX634 contributions
Must go inside!
Jan 2019 • Couples
The outside is pretty, but the inside is spectacular. No cost to visit and this was our top attraction in Freising.
Written January 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BradJill
Hong Kong, China133,916 contributions
Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral (Dom) - Must-see attraction in Freising
Jun 2018 • Couples
Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral (Dom) is the feature attraction in Freising. Situated upon the hillside compound that overlooks the town, the church history dates all the way back to the 8th century and features Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Rococo architectural aspects. This is a must-see place for those visiting this quaint little town outside of Munich.

The church is unassuming from the outside, appearing to simply be a building entrance in the back corner of the small open courtyard. However, upon entry you are quickly treated to a remarkable interior. Starting with the nave, you will see heavy use of stucco work and frescos adorning the ceiling, wall and nave columns. This is the work of the locally famous Asam Brothers, Bavarian Baroque masters from the early 18th century. Simply put, the church is beautiful and worth taking a seat to enjoy for a few minutes.

The pulpit is very attractive. As is the main altar and painting, aisle altars and side chapels. There is also a basement crypt with the tomb of St. Corbinian for which the cathedral is known. Keep you eyes open as well for the pillar of Beasts (Bestiensäule), a column carved in the Middle Ages that is considered one of the most distinguished sculptures in Europe.

Overall, we were very impressed with the Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral (Dom). This is a Barque and Rococo gem in Feisling, as beautiful as any of the major churches that we visited in Munich.
Written July 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Apiniharn P
Laem Sing, Thailand341 contributions
Dom of Freising
Jun 2018 • Solo
This Dom is look like sign of Freising the town of bear, who has know the town story must under stand the importance of the bear and the priest! When you go to the top of the Dom you will see all around of Freising Town! In summer it quite good place to go their and read some books!
Written June 20, 2018
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anneoverseas
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
Amazing historical building
May 2018
Unfortunately I visited after the building closed, so I couldn't go inside, but it was still amazing to walk around and consider the history of this place.
Written May 2, 2018
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Grodanx2
Molndal, Sweden95 contributions
Beautiful Baroque Dom with magnificent 17th century organ
Apr 2018 • Business
We were fortunate to attend a superb organ concert in this beautiful cathedral. The organ is from 1622/23 and the sound is magnificent. To listen to Bach surrounded by Baroque art was a truly delightful experience.
Written April 29, 2018
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traveleurope610
Nutley, NJ196 contributions
Cathedral on the Hill
Dec 2017 • Couples
The Dom is on a high hill overlooking Freising. Once you climb/walk to the top and enter the courtyard you'll be surrounded by white baroque style churches and buildings. At the opposite end of the entrance there is an overlook of the opposite side of Freising with some interesting views of the surrounding area.
As you walk toward the Dom the 12 century gothic Johanneskirche is on your left and worth a visit.
Even though the interior has changed over the centuries, the 12th century Dom itself is spectacular with its ornate white stucco framework and painted walls and ceilings. You are walking into another time as you enter the cathedral. The onsite photos attest to some of the beauty of this cathedral.
After all the walking around and can stop near by for a liquid refreshment or some fare at the Weihenstephaner am Dom restaurant if it is open.
Well worth the visit and time spent exploring the history of the cathedral.
Written February 14, 2018
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Maria S
Cunha, SP155 contributions
Love old little towns
Sep 2017 • Solo
Charming place. Nice to walk around and explore the history of these Bavarian towns. Could have stayed longer in the region if I had known.
Written September 30, 2017
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Amir G
Ramat Gan, Israel268 contributions
Beautiful place
Sep 2017 • Couples
Don't miss this place. It's beautiful inside. Get inside even for few minutes and look around. We got there by car because it on a hill.
Written September 24, 2017
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B Robert J
Broadway, NC120 contributions
Whats on top of that hill
Aug 2017 • Couples
Needing to kill some time and walk off lunch we headed up to explore what looked like a church. We found a large church complex. The church was elaborately decorated. Very beautiful. We exploded the chapel then tried to visit the gift shop. It was closed for renovations. The view from the hill was nice. And had benches to relax and enjoy a little break.
Written August 21, 2017
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Jen C
Menomonee Falls, WI87 contributions
A beautiful German Catholic church
Jul 2017 • Family
The interior of this church is much more intricate than the outside would suggest. It is a gorgeous building, and be sure to check out the crypt and chapel below the main altar. Definitely worth the climb to the top of the hill.
Written August 8, 2017
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