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“Impressive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bamberger Dom

Bamberger Dom
Ranked #3 of 49 things to do in Bamberg
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Williamsport, Maryland
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Impressive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

There are many nooks and crannies to this church, carefully walk the interior perimeter or you may miss something! There are incredible sculptures and excellent paintings. It is well worth the walk up the hill to check out this magnificent structure.

Visited February 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“So interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

But you must do a guided tour. It costs just 4 euro and really brings the history of this great building and its connection with Bamberg alive. We did the tour in german as we both speak the language and our guide was not only informative but extremely entertaining! I think she also does the english tours. We loved our visit to the Dom and highly recommend it.

Visited January 2013
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Hiratsuka Japan
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“A Catholic treasure in Protestant Franconia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Bambeg has a very long Catholic history, and the cathedral was first built during the 10th century. Although not particularly impressive from the outside as it was originally designed by a local stonemason, the interior is an outstanding example of Romanesque architecture.

It is easy to miss some of the most impressive aspects such as the vaults which are the remnants of the original 10th century church, and some of the side alters which were carved but the most famoust craftsmen of their times.

Of course there is the Bamberg Rider, the famous freestanding statue of a horseman and the impressive tomb of Emperor St. Heinrich II and St. Kunigunde his emperess which was carved by Tilmann and is supposed to have taken 15 years to complete.

Like all Catholic Churches they have recently imposed some modern elements into the alters and naves to try to be more "timely", but fortunately this does not detract too much.

A beautiful sacred space with a long and interesting history.

Visited December 2012
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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“Well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

A fine example of German eccclesiastical architecture with some impressive works of art to engage the visitor's attention, notably the Bamburg Rider, an extraordinary piece of sculpture for such an early date; some fine modern Stations of the Cross and other impressive fittings both ancient and modern.

Visited December 2012
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Wurzburg, Germany
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“Pure gothic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I've neven been in a gothic church before, just barroque ones, and it's easy to note the differences. It's a beautiful church that requires no visit fees, opens till 5pm in winter. The towers were being restored when I visit, but that was no problem.

Visited December 2012
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