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Dom zu Bamberg

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  • Hauptkommissar

    The Romanesque Bamberger Dom St. Peter and St. Georg is one of the German imperial cathedrals and is with its four towers the dominant building of the World Heritage Bamberg old town. He stands on the prominent elevation of Domberg, which still has other historic buildings. Inside, next to the Bamberger Reiter, there is the tomb of the only sainted imperial couple of the Holy Roman Empire and the only papal tomb in Germany and north of the Alps.

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    • December 15, 2015

  • JR56

    The Imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George is one of the legacies of Emperor Henry II. He impresses with various sights inside.

    Emperor Henry II had the cathedral built in Bamberg since 1002, which was completed in 1012 after an incredibly short construction period of only 10 years. However, this church burned down, as did its successor building. The third building, which has both stylistic elements of late Romanesque and early Gothic, has survived to this day.
    Worth seeing are the high grave of the holy imperial couple Kunigunde and Henry II, which was designed by Tilmann Riemenschneider, the mysterious "Bamberger Reiter", the Marian altar of Veit Stoss and the papal tomb of Clement II.

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    • March 8, 2019

  • Anke 🤗

    Nice cathedral if you are there and you are interested, I recommend going in. The forecourt offers a great view over the roofs of Bamberg.

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    • September 8, 2020

  • Grinhorn

    The only pope, who was buried north of the Alps, lies in this cathedral.

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    • September 18, 2018

  • Timber

    In the middle of today's cathedral was the castle chapel of the Babenbergs. Their dimensions are around 13 x 20 meters. A cemetery was attached to the chapel. The area around today's Domberg was a forested, impassable area on the eastern edge of the Würzburg diocese, which at the time stretched across what is now the entire north Bavarian Franconia. King Henry II planned to build his own bishopric in Eastern Franconia, the bishopric would be built on the site of the castle chapel.
    First cathedral
    The first cathedral, 74 m long and 38 m wide, already had two crypts and two choirs. As a coin shows it, it was two-towered and no west towers could be verified. The cathedral was inaugurated on May 6, 1012. It cannot be assumed that such a huge building could be erected within 5 years (foundation of the diocese in 1007), rather that the Heinrichsdom was started soon after its coronation in 1002.
    The cathedral was completed on the birthday of King Henry II (coronation in 1014) by the patriarch John Aquileja (984-1017) in the presence of 36 German bishops. Two sisters of Heinrich were also present, the abbesses Sophie and Adelheid. The report of the inauguration was written by Thietmar von Merseburg, who had also participated in it. A fire in 1081 damaged Heinrichsdom.

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    • September 25, 2019

  • Cathrin

    ATTENTION: The cathedral can only be visited until 4:15 p.m.
    The outdoor area is partly scaffolded.

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    • May 7, 2022

  • Martina

    Open until 5 p.m. until April

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    • January 3, 2020

  • Martin & Sabine neben der Spur

    The Bamberg rider in the cathedral dates from the first half of the 13th century. He is one of the most famous landmarks of the city of Bamberg. The sculpture, whose creator is unknown, was carved from several blocks of sandstone reed and was probably erected before the new cathedral was consecrated in 1237. It looks absolutely timeless and is perfectly staged with a careful lighting design.

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    • September 3, 2020

  • Martin & Sabine neben der Spur

    Beim Besuch des Doms haben wir über die seltsam verstellten Skulpturen vor dem Marien- und Adamsportal gerätselt. Die ehemals sicherlich beeindruckenden Löwen wurden von vielen Jahrhunderten in der fränkischen Witterung zu dem umgestaltet, was die BambergerInnen schon lange "Domkröten" nennen.
    Um diese ranken sich natürlich auch Sagen: Die Legende erzählt von einem jungen ehrgeizigen Baumeister, der an der Erbauung des Bamberger Doms mitwirkte. Er war damit beauftragt worden, den Peterschor zu erbauen. Da er damit aber nicht so schnell vorankam, wie der erfahrenere Baumeister mit dem Georgenchor, ließ er sich auf einen Pakt mit dem Teufel ein. Der Teufel sandte Nacht für Nacht Ungeheuer, die zur Hälfte Löwe, zur Hälfte Kröte waren, zum Georgenchor. Sie rissen all die Mauern und Konstruktionen ein, die am Tag zuvor im Georgenchor umgesetzt worden waren. Angeblich hätten sie so fast den ganzen Dom zum Einstürzen gebracht. Letzten Endes konnte der Peterschor noch vor dem Georgenchor fertiggestellt werden. Am Tag seiner Fertigstellung erschien ein elegant gekleideter Herr und verlangte von dem jungen Baumeister eine Besichtigung des Peterschors. Stolz präsentierte der junge Baumeister dem Fremden den neuen Chor. Da sagte der Fremde, sein Werk sei nun vollbracht und er sei hier, um seine Belohnung einzufordern. Da erkannte der junge Baumeister, um wen es sich handelte. Angsterfüllt antwortete er, seine Seele stehe dem Teufel erst nach seinem Tod zur Verfügung. Der Teufel in Gestalt des eleganten Herrn lachte nur höhnisch und stieß den jungen Baumeister von der Brüstung. Arbeiter im Dom berichteten später, sie haben nur noch eine riesige Feuerkugel zum Himmel aufsteigen sehen und der Fremde sei wie von Zauberhand verschwunden. Als der Bischof kurze Zeit später den Dom weihte, wurden alle bösen Geister aus ihm vertrieben und auch die Domkröten erstarrten zu Stein
    Übrigens: Der Name Domkröten leitet sich ab von dem im Mittelalter verwendeten Wort Domgreden, das eigentlich die Stufen des Doms bezeichnet.

    • September 3, 2020

  • Rosefahrer

    The interior of the cathedral is fairly simple compared to others. Construction work is currently taking place inside, so that even a part can be viewed without restrictions.

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    • July 28, 2020

  • Stephanie

    The cathedral is located in the old town of Bamberg. It is currently being restored. So only to be visited to a limited extent.

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Anke 🤗

    Beautiful cathedral with a great view over the roofs of Bamberg.

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    • September 8, 2020

  • Elmbiker

    A beautiful and impressive building which unfortunately is currently partially scaffolded.

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    • August 13, 2020

  • meisterwerk

    Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Georg - one of the "German Imperial Domes".
    Romanesque building.

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    • September 9, 2020

  • Joël W. 🚵‍♂️🚣‍♂️

    Very beautiful and large cathedral

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Funkymaus

    The Bambenbergerdom is really very beautiful

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    • July 26, 2021

  • Jobst

    History can be experienced up close

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Wastl

    Laying of the foundation stone in 1004

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    • September 7, 2020

  • Rosi_1

    The emperor's grave of Heinrich II. And the Bamberg rider, as symbols of the city, are a magnet for visitors, but overall the cathedral is very impressive and absolutely worth seeing.

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    • February 4, 2021

  • madD

    one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Interesting from a sporting point of view as the cobblestones are constantly uphill

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    • April 17, 2021

  • ML

    Imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George with Pope burial site

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    • September 4, 2020

  • LarsWars

    Beautiful cathedral and a magnificent building!

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    • September 4, 2020

  • HARDL🔴

    Bamberg Cathedral is always worth it

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    • December 30, 2020

  • Dirk

    Alt. Those who like churches and cathedrals like us get their money's worth. But not spectacular ... rather calm.

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    • June 28, 2021

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