The so-called "Black Forest Cathedral" was inaugurated in 1783 as Abbey Church with the then third largest church dome in Europe. The dome - diameter 36 meters, height 63 meters - is still one of the largest in Europe today. The architect Pierre Michel d'Ixnard built the building on the model of the Pantheon in Rome. The proportions of the building are perfectly matched.
The church is open in the winter time daily from 8.30 to 17 clock, in the summer time from 8 clock to 18.30 clock. More information about the building and its history can be found here: dom-st-blasien.de. On Fridays at 14.45 clock cathedral tours take place. Meeting point is at the Tourist Information St. Blasien, Am Kurgarten 1-3. A tour costs 3 euros. In the summertime several appointments are offered, preferably call ahead: 07652 1206 0.
February 4, 2019
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