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“St Peter & St George Cathedral - huge”
Review of Bamberger Dom

Bamberger Dom
Ranked #4 of 55 things to do in Bamberg
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This cathedral was founded in 1007 and it stands high on the hill overlooking Bamberg city. It is very large with many tombs and large stone sculptures to see but I found it also very dark and dull inside. The architecture is a mix of Gothic & Romanesque.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Bamberg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. It has been preserved (like Heidelberg) from bombing during WW2 and therefore is very well preserved. The cathedral, Little Venice, the old city hall are all well worth visiting.
The cathedral (called Bamberger Dom) is a building from the early Middle Ages, with 4 towers outside.
The interior is imposing, the sculptures and the carvings are historically very interesting (an equestrian statue, the tombs of an emperor and an empress as well as one of a pope)
The organ has a wonderful sound (if you are lucky enough to hear it play during a brief concert)

2  Thank bfussinger2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

the interior is clean and the whole internal structure is spacious. Feels like a plain romanesque-gothic church, free from influences that sometimes makes churches feel more like museums. If you are lucky, you can listen to the organist rehearsng for the next concert or mass. don't miss the Prince's Portal outside.

1  Thank MARIA C
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This church combines two styles of architecture with the older part Byzantine and the newer part Gothic. Two saints are entombed in the Byzantine section in elaborate tombs. The famous Bamberger Reiter (the Bamberg Rider) statue is located in this church and adds to the folkloric character of the place. It is not the most spectacular church that you will see in this part of Germany, but it is definitely unique and much more worthwhile if you either visit with a guide or some sort of literature to help you better understand the structure.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Nothing particularly special but worth a look around. When I was there it had an interesting display of modern art which although it didn't really fit in with the church was interesting to look at.

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