Germany's fourth largest Romanesque church in genuine German architecture. It's the seat of the bishop of Würzburg. Dedicated to Saint Kilian, an Irish monk probably from a Scottish family, who moved to Germany with two other missionaries, Kolonat and Totnan. His preachings influenced the reigning Duke Gozbert who decided to split from his wife Geilana, his brother's widow, because this marriage was against the law of the Church. His wife heard about his plans and paid criminals who beheaded Kilian and his companions. Bishop Bruno started this Cathedral in 1040. It has wonderful altars, among other things, a peculiar main organ with a clock from 1574 and a crypt with St.Bruno's tomb (the founder of this Cathedral). It has 20 bells with a total weight of 26 tons! The Lobdeburg Bell dates from 1257 and is rung every Friday at 3.00 p.m. to mark the hour of death of Jesus Christ.
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