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Mainz Cathedral (Dom)

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Address: Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 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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Massive Romanesque Cathedral

The red sandstone really towers above the city. It was under scaffolding for restoration outside, but the inside was very majestic in size and scope. We wandered around gazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The red sandstone really towers above the city. It was under scaffolding for restoration outside, but the inside was very majestic in size and scope. We wandered around gazing upward at all the many tombs and stone statues. There was also a beautiful fullsize nativity scene carved in wood to the side of one wing with a backdrop of evergreen... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to visit the Mainzer Dom when in Mainz. Located right in the middle of the city center, it is dominating the Marktplatz. Have a look inside where you find it surprisingly simple. Also have a look into the cloister and the crypt.

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Mainz, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waw....Thsi place great. I have see many big cathedrals in Europe bit this one is very beautiful, specially because of the great surroundings and the bis Rein river at a close distance.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge and beautiful but it would be nice if they had flyers or things to buy explaining the history of the Dom.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alongside Worms and Speyer, this is one of the "big three" Rhineland cathedrals. As Simon Winder says in his book "Germania", it is "impossible to wander around Mainz Cathedral without wanting to know more: the sheer drama of the place". Vast and soaring. Yes, a bit dark, dusty and musty inside, and yes, grey stained glass, but sitting in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to my many travels to South and Central America I have visited many outstanding cathedrals and religious places. So whenever I'm in Mainz I have to visit the cathedral. In my eyes the most beautiful place you can visit in Mainz. Once inside take your time to checkout all the monuments and paintings. There are lots of them. Go... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth looking at if you have an hour and are close by. It has some interesting statues. The stained glass windows are mostly gray/dark so the interior is quite dark. Mainz itself is a lovely town, and the Christmas Market is first rate. So if you are in town for the market, drop by the church as well

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful visit during Christmas time! The magic of the building, the might of history, and the charm of the Christmas markets around.... Pity that the museum is closed on Mondays. Otherwise each corner of the cathedral and the cloister breathes history. A must-see!

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Weybridge, Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This cathedral dominates the centre of town by its sheer size and architecture. Well worth walking around both inside and out. It is also the focal point for the Christmas market which has a wonderful atmosphere and is well worth visiting. I happened to walk around the cathedral on a Saturday when they were performing the Messiah inside and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I visited friends in the area. We spent a morning in Mainz and decided to go to the cathedral. I really enjoyed the time in and around the cathedral. So beautiful, so much history and art! I could have stayed the whole day and would still not have seen everything. I can only recommend to stop by if in the... More 

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