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Address: Domplatz 5, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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1000+ year old cathedral. Once the seat of the Catholic Church and the only location where a Pope is buried outside of Rome. Burial site of Kings and Queens. The location of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2015
Mare C
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Bamberg, Germany
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Bamberg, Germany
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

1000+ year old cathedral. Once the seat of the Catholic Church and the only location where a Pope is buried outside of Rome. Burial site of Kings and Queens. The location of the mysterious Dom Rider. Houses a spike that is said to have pierced Christ upon the cross in a small, limited access sanctuary.

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Cambs.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

I'm a sucker for churches etc. so this was a no-brainer. Magnificent building with lots of history though surprisingly lacking in stained glass, quite a stark interior though nevertheless impressive for it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

The Pope's tomb (the only Pope (can't remember the name of the Pope!) that was buried north of the Alps apparently) and the statue of the Saint-King on a horse inside the Dom. Mesmerising!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

A very beautiful church. Worth seeing if you are in Bamberg. You can go in during certain hours. Take photos

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

You know, when you start on a cruise everything is so exciting and new, and you have so many choices! If you are able, walk up and visit this cathedral. Not everyone is able to do so. While this is not as elaborate as some, I still love to sit and reflect and think of the people who gave their... More 

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Salisbury, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Move away from the water area and the crowds disappeared. Walking uphill isn't for everyone but the reward is worth it. We approached from st michaels and was impressed by the area near the Dom. The Dom itself is quite plan and solid looking. Free entry

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

My wife and I toured Bamberg Cathedral with our tour guide, Dorothea, who told us that the Reformation got rid of such Baroque features as stained glass windows. However, even though the cathedral had no stained glass, it did have fantastic carvings inside and out, as well as paintings on the ceilings. The cathedral was massive, dark, and cold, but... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

The inside is a little bare as some have mentioned. I do like, however, the Evergreen trees at the altar - very pretty. There was also some sort of diorama on display - about a baby being baptised, which was nicely done and pretty.

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

We visited the Diocesan Museum at the Dom and found it very interesting, particularly viewing the papal cloaks dating back to 1000. Since were were there over the Christmas period there was also a exhibition of various nativity scenes from all over the world, some centuries old.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

Bamberg is an amazing place. The Dom dominates the sky line and is well worth a visit as it houses many interesting sculpture including the Bamberger Reiter. Close by are the Old and New Residencies of the various bishops of Bamberg across seven or eigth hundred years. The town is built on seven hills and the old central part is... More 

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