St. Peter's Cathedral is over 1200 years old. Its early Gothic character was given to the cathedral in the first half of the 13th century. Particularly noteworthy are its oldest parts, the western and the eastern crypt, as well as its significant organs.
October 3, 2018
"Guided tours: every Wednesday and first Sunday of the month at 3 pm Admission for adults: 3 Euro
The Bremen St. Petri Cathedral is an impressive building on the Bremen market square. For over 1200 years there is a church on this site. The first wooden cathedral was built in 789 by the Saxon bishop Willehad and replaced by a stone building around 805. After multiple destruction and reconstruction, the three-aisled basilica was built in the 11th century, which provided the basic structure of today's Bremen Cathedral.
Originally built in Romanesque style, the cathedral was rebuilt in 1500 to a late-Gothic church with a filigree network vault. After the Thirty Years' War, the cathedral was closed for nearly 70 years and gradually fell into decay. The first major restoration took place from 1888 to 1901. During the Second World War, the cathedral fell victim to several bombing raids and had to be extensively restored from 1972 to 1985.
Today, the St. Peter's Cathedral is an impressive church with two hall crypts, colorful glass windows, five organs and a total of over 90 grave monuments of Bremen-North German artists from the 12th to the 19th century. The southern of the two over 90 meter high church towers can be climbed and offers an incredible view over Bremen. Guided tours of the cathedral take place every Wednesday and the first Sunday of the month. "Source: bremen.de/tourismus/sehenswuerdigkeiten/st-petri-dom
February 21, 2018
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