Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)

Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)
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This historic cathedral served for 300 years as the site of coronation for Holy Roman Emperors.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
How to get there
  • Dom / Römer (Cathedral / city hall) • 2 min walk
  • Konstablerwache • 6 min walk
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  • GoAlong2
    Seattle, Washington863 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soaring Cathedral
    This impressive church towers above the center of the city. Inside the soaring arches provide excellent acoustics for music performances. A boys choir was rehearsing whom I was there. I enjoyed the music while viewing the artifacts and signs describing the history of the church building. Tours of the tower are offered at specific times during the day. It is well worth a stop when visiting Frankfurt.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Aniello Saggese
    Baronissi, Italy2,053 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old beautiful cathedral
    This Roman Catholic Gothic church was built in the heart of the old city. The cathedral is very well-conserved and shows many ancient masterpieces. His location is fairly easy to find because its impressive 95-meter tower and spire dominate the city skyline. In its internal, there is a magnificent pipe organ and a composition of the Jesus Christ crucifixion. It surely deserves a visit, especially during the summer, its freshness will surprise you.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 March 2024
  • Sevil Abasıkeleş
    Istanbul, Türkiye124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's definitely worth seeing!
    It is one of the rare buildings worth seeing with its classical Gothic structure, located close to Römer Square.The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew and stands as the largest religious structure in the city. It holds significant historical importance in Germany, having survived the Second World War with damages and serving as the venue for the coronation ceremonies of emperors. A must-see place!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 June 2024
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Phil B
Trowbridge, UK42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Me and my father climbed the tower it seemed like endless spiralling stairs! It was fun, and the view did not disappoint. You must be careful climbing the stairs it is extremely narrow and dual service for up and down. I think it could be managed a little more safely with some stewarding.
After the tower we entered the actual cathedral. The cathedral had an amzing group of painted windows displaying Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It was also lovely too see people devoting themselves to god. My only disappointment was the size of the cathedral considering how big the city is. There are many churches in the area, there is no lack of choice. This one is a great viewing but certainly not the best
Written 17 March 2020
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Davide
Vancouver, Canada49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
So the story goes like this...this church was one of the only building in Frankfurt that made it through the world wars. Not only because it was a church but because it was so tall that the allies powers used it as a reference point in the city as the planes where dropping bombs on Frankfurt. Nevertheless glad this one is still standing as it’s beautiful as any historic church of those times.
Written 2 February 2020
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Wonderful church during our visit in the heart of Frankfurt. Interesting information in the front diagrammatically showing the damage during WWII and the repairs that were made. The interior is fairly modern appearing compared to most of the churches that we visited. There is the ability to climb to the top of the structure though we chose not to due to time. If you are in the area it’s worth taking a peek into this fine church. Enjoy.
Written 17 December 2021
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Jim W
Sindelfingen, Germany7,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Cathedrals are always impressive. I tend to give them a five rating since the inside of any holy place brings a feeling of peace and euphoria. This cathedral certainly does not let one down in any way. It is well worth visiting and can be seen in less than 30 minutes unless you study each and every artifact. My wife and I stopped in here to pray for world peace.
Written 28 February 2022
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany1,156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Cathedral was one of the few buildings spared by WWII. Very simple interiors, typical wood works representing religious scenes, a place of peace and quiet. You can usually go up the stairs to enjoy a beautiful sight of Frankfurt.
Written 19 June 2022
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This cathedral is currently under development on it's exterior but that doesn't take anything away from it's pure splendour. With lovely terracotta brickwork and a main steeple with a clock face to each side it's truly majestic. The intricate architecture is phenomenal and great photos can be gained from all sides if you walk around it. Inside it's giant pillars adorn the whole area with a beautiful altar and huge glass windows and gold leaf ornaments and statues make this a place not to be missed.
Written 6 October 2022
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Erin C
Glasgow, UK490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Really wonderful cathedral. You can walk in the front door to visit the cathedral itself for free. You can also go to the back of the cathedral and pay €3s to go up the tower. I would warn you that it is a lot of steps and it gets very narrow but the view is amazing at the top!
Written 30 October 2022
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GoAlong2
Seattle, WA863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This impressive church towers above the center of the city. Inside the soaring arches provide excellent acoustics for music performances. A boys choir was rehearsing whom I was there. I enjoyed the music while viewing the artifacts and signs describing the history of the church building. Tours of the tower are offered at specific times during the day. It is well worth a stop when visiting Frankfurt.
Written 5 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sevil Abasıkeleş
Istanbul, Türkiye124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
It is one of the rare buildings worth seeing with its classical Gothic structure, located close to Römer Square.The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew and stands as the largest religious structure in the city. It holds significant historical importance in Germany, having survived the Second World War with damages and serving as the venue for the coronation ceremonies of emperors. A must-see place!
Written 23 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aniello Saggese
Baronissi, Italy2,053 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This Roman Catholic Gothic church was built in the heart of the old city. The cathedral is very well-conserved and shows many ancient masterpieces. His location is fairly easy to find because its impressive 95-meter tower and spire dominate the city skyline. In its internal, there is a magnificent pipe organ and a composition of the Jesus Christ crucifixion. It surely deserves a visit, especially during the summer, its freshness will surprise you.
Written 2 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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