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The Dom was undergoing some restoration/repairs when I visited Bamberg. I was unable to get any... read more

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Loveland, Colorado
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My wife and I make the climb, but were disappointed that we could not get into the Dom. It is... read more

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

One of the nicest dorms in whole Germany. Really liked the architecture and the view around. Recommended!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Having just come from Italy where they make you pay through the nose and queue for hours to visit most of the more impressive cathedrals (Florence and Siena for example) it was quite refreshing to be able to walk straight into this one in Bamberg. The Domplatz is as imposing as any and the exterior is nothing less than impressive. Going inside you are immediately struck by its gothic austerity and it won't take you long, after stopping to admire the tomb of the only Pope to be buried outside Italy, to notice the other pecularity of this cathedral that it has two quires each with its own altar and crucifix at the east and west ends. There were quite a few learned looking guides pointing out the intricacies of this sculture and that painting in a range of different languages to their respective groups so there is probably a lot more to discover there than I did. But if you're the kind of tourist who feels he hasn't "done" the city unless he has walked the aisle of its cathedral then your pocket will certainly appreciate the free entry and your fitbit (if you have one) the steep climb from the old town and up the steps to get there. If this visit leaves you in need of a visit of another kind then you'll find a public toilet in the courtyard of the history museum adjacent though you'll be charged 50 cents. If you're in luck you'll be treated to the spectacle as we were of two cleaning ladies cleaning the cobblestones of the courtyard with vacuum cleaners.

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

It’s not a totally impressive 13th century cathedral but it is a landmark on a hill overlooking the entire city of Bamberg, and it does have a unique style with four large towers. The interior has a choir at each end, frescos and offers a lot of history with burial tombs-crypts.

Thank Terry S
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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.

Thank ebuphil
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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.

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