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Beautiful

It is a four-spired Cathedral, which has the tombs of Emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sun20
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Michigan
A Beautiful Cathedral Above It All

This is one of the most impressive German cathedrals I've ever visited; with the four towers (two... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NeedPivo
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

The cathedral is not that much known for hosting the tomb of Pope Clement II (1005–47), the only pope whose relicts are buried in Germany. And you may have trouble to find this tomb. Another tomb made by the famous sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider is much more impressive: the tomb of Emperor Heinrich II, the founder of the cathedral, and his wife, Empress Kunigunde. You may also gain historical reputation if you solve the riddle why there is to be found an equestrian statue in the cathedral known as the Bamberg Horseman (Bamberger Reiter). And do not forget to admire the portals when you enter and again when you leave the Dom.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

While no where near as ornate as many European churches and cathedrals, this one can still boast some unique features. This is the third cathedral to be built on this site, the two predecessors having burned. It took so long to complete that different styles were used at different times. Of the four tall towers, visible from a distance, two are Gothic style (west) and the two older ones are Romanesque (east). There is a choir at each end, again Gothic style west and Romanesque style east. The Bamberg Horseman statue located inside is surrounded in mystery. There are eastern and western crypts, the tomb of King Heinrich II and his wife (interesting sarcophagus) and the tomb of Pope Clement II. Interesting cathedral for its history.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

The church is marvelous, but if you have the chance to ask the older guy at the entrance some questions, you should do it. We got an interesting time with him on the 20th of July when we were in the church. He knows a lot about the church and has an extraordinary way to tell the story. Now we know a lot more about the church.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

The Veit Stoß altarpiece is being restored, but most of the other treasures are open to view. My favourite is the Riemenschneider grave monument, but the Bamberger Reiter is also beautiful, and there are several 16th-century altarpieces that originate in churches that became Evangelical. Outside, the last judgment portal should not be missed.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

IF you love old churches this is one you don't want to miss. It has an incredible
history with a Hero's story. Take the tour and learn all about it or just stroll thru it on your own. You won't be disappointed. Wear good shoes as there is plenty of walking in and around this beautiful church.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Annie N
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