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Mainz Cathedral, Mainz

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One of the oldest churches in Germany, Mainz Cathedral is one of the city's most prominent landmarks. The 1,000-year-old structure's ornate Romanesque exterior architecture includes several large, cylindrical towers. Inside, wander the naves and aisles, lined with statues of saints. The main altar is an intricate piece of design. The onsite museum features gold-plated reliquaries and sculptures. The crypt is dedicated to the local saints of Mainz. Guided tours in languages other than German must be arranged ahead of time. Plan to see Mainz Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mainz trip planner.
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  • We love old buildings and interesting architecture. There's no entrance fee. You can walk in and out at your leisure. And take pictures. 
    We love old buildings and interesting architecture. There's no entrance fee. You can walk in and out at your leisure. And take pictures.  more »
  • Easy to find and free to enter. The organ was being played during our visit which enhanced the atmosphere. The Cathedral has a 1000 year history which is best appreciated through a guide. The outside....  more
    Easy to find and free to enter. The organ was being played during our visit which enhanced the atmosphere. The Cathedral has a 1000 year history which is best appreciated through a guide. The outside....  more »
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  • It’s a must visit while visiting Rhine region. The remarkable cathedral and its dome sits in the old town. The architecture is magnificent with high arches, tombs for historical influential people and central old sculptures. It’s captivating just wandering around. And feels so peaceful sitting inside. There is a nice courtyard inside the cathedral.
  • Came here on a Saturday afternoon with my husband and three kids ages 6, 4, and 2. This is the best cathedral I've been to with kids, mainly because there was beautiful organ music playing the whole time that made it much less stressful having semi-loud children. There was SO much to look at, and we loved strolling through all the different side rooms and halls. I'm not normally a cathedral person but we thoroughly enjoyed this one. Not a ton of things that the kids wanted to touch but couldn't - most of it is high up where they can't reach, or blocked off. The bathrooms were so-so; 50 cents per person and small. We parked nearby at Parkhaus am Brand, which was an easy-to-get-to underground garage and very reasonably priced (12 euros for 7ish hours).

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