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Speyer Cathedral

| Domplatz, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 102118
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The cathedral is stunning, could not believe how old it is and how well preserved! Understand now... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Old and beautiful

Very old and very beautiful, with much history behind it. A must see of Speyer. The entrance is... read more

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The cathedral St. Mary and St. Stephen in Speyer is church that is unique in its spiritual, architectural, and historical dimensions. Day for day this house of God, founded in the 11th century, casts its spell on people, serves as a site of contemplation and prayer, and testifies to the legacy of romanesque architecture. Furthermore, the cathedral of Speyer is the gravesite of Salian, Staufer, and Habsburg rulers, thus functioning as a symbol of the medieval emperorship. In 1981, the cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. As an episcopal church, the cathedral of Speyer is the spiritual centre of the diocese Speyer. Built in the Middle Ages as a house (Latin: domus) of God, to this very day its entire architecture serves to lead mankind to the Lord: the floor plan, the decoration, and all measurements serve this purpose. As an episcopal cathedral church, as the cathedral's parish church, as a place of pilgrimage: mass is celebrated here every day of the week.
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| Domplatz, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 102118
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cathedral is stunning, could not believe how old it is and how well preserved! Understand now much more about the German history

Thank AK G
Reviewed yesterday

Very old and very beautiful, with much history behind it. A must see of Speyer. The entrance is free and it's very easy to find as it sticks out amongst other buildings in Speyer old town.

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful building in a really pretty town. We were on a river cruise so only had limited time. We wandered through the park to the cathedral which was beautiful. The town itself if so pretty, one of our favourite places on our...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited today, still can't believe how many centuries ago this was built let alone how how this was done. So worthwhile to take the time to visit.

Thank Molly W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a morning visit to the cathedral. The art surrounding the exhibit is interesting. Research before you go if possible.

Thank Carla222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Speyer was one of our favorite places on our river cruise. The cathedral was very nice and sits on the edge of the historic "old town" which is nice. Helmut Kohl - long time German Chancellor was to have his funeral here in 2 days....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A parish church and pilgrimage destination. Crypt and Emperors Tombs beneath the church. The Crypt opens 15 minutes after and closes 15 minutes prior the regular opening hours. My brother-in-law in a wheelchair was able to enter the church but not able to see the...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our stops along the Rhine river cruise Speyer. Visited the cathedral which stands magnificently a short walk through the main town.

Thank 19Ursula51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Speyer especially to see the Romanesque cathedral but ended up feeling rather disappointed. It has an impressive exterior and a very clean interior which had obviously been heavily restored. The interior is very austere; there are no interesting windows. The large Romanesque...More

Thank namklim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a Cathedral that help prove the exploitation of the people by the Catholic church for centuries. It's architecture is very good, very light and airy.

Thank Michael A
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12 April 2015|
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Response from ArBeEdegem | Reviewed this property |
Apart from paying parking, there are many places where you can park free for all day, for instance ont the road in front of the Ibis Styles Hotel, a few hundred metres from the Cthedral