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St. Petri Dom

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  • Söhni 🏃

    St. Petri Cathedral is over 1,200 years old. The cathedral received its early Gothic character in the first half of the 13th century. Particularly noteworthy are its oldest parts, the west and east crypts and its important organs.

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    • October 3, 2018

  • Julia

    "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

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    • February 21, 2018

  • Burkhard

    The St. Petri Cathedral is a Romanesque church building mainly made of sandstone. It was built over the foundations of older predecessor buildings and has been rebuilt in the Gothic style since the 13th century. It has been a listed building since 1973.

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    • November 4, 2020

  • Gerhard & die Hundeboygroup 🐾 👣 🐾

    The building was built from the 11th century. built.

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    • December 16, 2018

  • JR56

    Bremen's St. Petri Cathedral is one of the city's most striking landmarks. Over the centuries he often changed his face. A visit to the cathedral museum or a climb to one of the over 90 meter high towers is worthwhile!

    Bremen's St. Petri Cathedral is an impressive building on Bremen's market square. A church has stood here for over 1200 years. The first wooden cathedral was built in 789 by the Saxon bishop Willehad and replaced by a stone structure 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 the Romanesque style, the cathedral was rebuilt around 1500 into a late Gothic church with filigree reticulated vaults. After the Thirty Years War, the cathedral was closed for almost 70 years and gradually fell into disrepair. The first major restoration took place from 1888 to 1901. During the Second World War, the cathedral fell victim to several bomb attacks and had to be extensively restored from 1972 to 1985.

    Today the St. Petri Cathedral is an impressive church with two hall crypts, colored glass windows, five organs and a total of over 90 grave monuments by Bremen-North German artists from the 12th to 19th centuries. The southern of the two church towers, which are over 90 meters high, 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.

    bremen.de/tourismus/sehenswuerdheiten/st-petri-dom

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    • October 14, 2020

  • 🌍 Toschi 🐢🐌

    It is definitely worth it

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    • March 6, 2021

  • Martin

    You can ascend a tower in the cathedral - Costs 2 € per adult (perks for children etc.). The 266 steps, however, are exhausting. At the top, unfortunately, bars obstruct the 360 degree view of Bremen, but it was still worth it. 2 € are also reasonable.

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    • May 30, 2019

  • 🌍 Toschi 🐢🐌

    A very beautiful and imposing building

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    • February 15, 2021

  • Mirco Dörsam

    Beautiful historic church building. Well worth a detour.

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    • August 24, 2020

  • Sabine 22 🌻

    Unmarried 30-year-old men have to sweep the cathedral stairs, unmarried women clean the door handles of the cathedral on their 30th birthday ... that's the custom!

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    • June 13, 2021

  • JakobusPilger

    This "Sankt Petri" church, the cathedral in Bremen, was consecrated to Saint Peter (Peter). Simon, nicknamed Petrus (rock), was a fisherman on Lake Genesareth when he - together with his brother Andreas - was called by Jesus Christ to be a "fisherman of men". According to the Catholic understanding he is the highest apostle, and the two millennia long line of popes - currently Francis - are in his successor. On statues and paintings Peter is almost always shown with two keys in his hand, this attribute refers to the Bible verse in Matthew: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; what you will bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and what you will loosen on earth will be loosened in heaven ”(Chapter 16, verse 19).
    Together with Paul, Peter is also known as the "princes of the apostles"; their common feast day in the saints calendar is June 29th.

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    • September 24, 2021

  • Nils

    A very nice building, there is shade in summer. There are lots of benches around it. And definitely look from the inside.

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  • Lemming

    Must see - looks even better in the dark thanks to the lighting ...

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    • November 8, 2020

  • Ronny

    A very impressive building! Certainly one of the hotspots in Bremen.

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    • September 9, 2021

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