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Beautiful cathedral and even the teenagers were impressed by it - easy to park not to far away... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
ipa811
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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If you are in Schleswig, the altar piece (triptych) made by Brüggemann is a must. It is 6.5 metres... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Pete189541
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

This church has evolved over the centuries and this is how it feels. The outside looks a bit like Siena, with brickwork in stripes, but has a Romanesque doorway at the side and a close which feels like that of an English cathedral, except that the buildings look Danish. Inside it is an amazing mixture of decorated, painted, vaulted ceiling, Baroque pictures, an absolutely mind-blowing wooden altar piece and cloisters which have paintings on the ceilings of grosteque creatures which are half man, half beast. There is also an extremely strange stone gargoyle in the cloisters.

Allow yourself time to take all this in!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Jane K
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Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

danish history . beautiful old church sloth many pictures and sarcofags. it was danish from 1030-1864. and now it's German

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

This church looks very impressive from far away, but also inside the church it is very impressive. If you are in the area this is something you really should see.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

For many travelers accustomed to the cathedrals of more southerly Europe, for example France and Italy, St Peter's Cathedral (Dom) in Schleswig looks very different. Firstly, the exterior is brick, a necessity in this area of tidal flats with no ready sources of sufficient stone. The proportions are also very different, with a soaring spire dominating the low surrounding countryside. The interior is beautiful, with the highlight being the exquisite carved altar which took seven years to carve.

Another interesting feature is the tomb of the only Danish king to be interred outside Denmark, King Frederick the First.

Well worth a visit, if only to sit and contemplate the amazing detail of the altar.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

After climbing partly 450 steps you are standing under the bells and have a great view over Schleswig and the fjord.
But don't be shocked when the bells are ringing. They do it shortly!

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