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Speyer Cathedral

Edith-Stein-Platz 8 | Domplatz, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 102118
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Simplistic beauty

This church is not as elaborate as the great gothic cathedral in Cologne, but is still quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mimivfl73
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New Port Richey, Florida
What's not to like

We're talking about a cathedral that's over 1,000 years old! It's magnificent. Actually loved the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill K
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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The cathedral St. Mary and St. Stephen in Speyer is church that is unique in its spiritual, architectural, and historical dimensions. Day for day this house of God, founded in the 11th century, casts its spell on people, serves as a site of contemplation and prayer, and testifies to the legacy of romanesque architecture. Furthermore, the cathedral of Speyer is the gravesite of Salian, Staufer, and Habsburg rulers, thus functioning as a symbol of the medieval emperorship. In 1981, the cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. As an episcopal church, the cathedral of Speyer is the spiritual centre of the diocese Speyer. Built in the Middle Ages as a house (Latin: domus) of God, to this very day its entire architecture serves to lead mankind to the Lord: the floor plan, the decoration, and all measurements serve this purpose. As an episcopal cathedral church, as the cathedral's parish church, as a place of pilgrimage: mass is celebrated here every day of the week.
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Edith-Stein-Platz 8 | Domplatz, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 6232 102118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is not as elaborate as the great gothic cathedral in Cologne, but is still quite beautiful. We were intrigued with the huge carved door at the entrance. There was not anyone around that could give us information about the church.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're talking about a cathedral that's over 1,000 years old! It's magnificent. Actually loved the entire town. My wife said she could live there forever.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dom in Speyer was very impressive! Not only for the size but for the paintings, the overall 'feel' of a very old and revered cathedral.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing that captures the eye is the massive size and the height of this temple. I had only seen such dimensions from the Gothic onwards. What´s most impressive are its symmetry, its perfect latin cross shape, and its high ribbed and groined vaults....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Cathedral built centuries ago is truly amazing. A must see for both the outside and inside. Free to enter.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

A lovely cathedral and well worth a visit if you like that sort of thing. The old gate nearby is well worth a look too.

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This church has history! Very impressive architecture for its time. One has to just try to imagine the workers trying to build something so majestic a thousand years back! Wow! In many ways it is stark and very realistic for the time period.

Thank SKG109
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This cathedral is quite severe. Enormous and solid red blocks of stone in Romanesque style. Very little charm or religious feeling.

Thank Zin3
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Definitely a must go. A very nice cathedrale, one of the most beautifull of its kind. If you have a chance to get there when the harmonium plays, don't miss it.

Thank Rainer M
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This biggest roman church in the world was built between the years +/- 1040-1125 is worth a visit while travelling in the 'Rheinland-Pfalz' state of Germany. Take your time, you will not regret it!

Thank Otto B
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RAL1983
12 April 2015|
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Response from ArBeEdegem | Reviewed this property |
Apart from paying parking, there are many places where you can park free for all day, for instance ont the road in front of the Ibis Styles Hotel, a few hundred metres from the Cthedral
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