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“For religious history buffs” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Kilian Cathedral

St. Kilian Cathedral
Ranked #4 of 71 things to do in Wurzburg
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Reston, Virginia
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“For religious history buffs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

According to lore, the barbarians of Wurzburg were tamed by Celtic missionaries, whose martyred skulls are enshrined in this very, very large cathedral. Folks who enjoy visiting churches should put this stop on their list.

Visited July 2014
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“Beauty that is hard to take in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful church. The intricate and ornate architecture is awe inspiring. If you can time your visit around St Killian's day you will get a little something extra.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Splendid basilica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very badly damaged during the bombing raid on March 16, 1945, this church, which is largely romanesque, has been very well restored, It has some very fine statues and a gorgeous old baptismal font. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Cathedral and Art Gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

It has only just been completed and is a profoundly moving building containing many wonderful objects. It is set out and lit in a way that you would expect a top class museum or gallery to be with information and history readily available in numerous languages. The crypt is a very spiritual place again with many objects displayed and lit magnificently.

Visited June 2014
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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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“Huge Romanesque Basilica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

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.

Visited April 2014
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