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Kaiserdom zu Speyer

Kaiserdom zu Speyer

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  • Jonas Wind

    Under no circumstances should you pass Speyer without having stopped by the cathedral! It is the largest surviving Romanesque church in the world. Since 1981 he is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition to the actual Dombesuch is always recommended a visit to the crypt. Also worth seeing: The Domnapf outside the church. For festivals it is filled with wine again and again.

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    • September 2, 2016

  • Sebastian Kowalke

    Speyer Cathedral can look back on almost 1,000 years of history. In 1025, the Salian king Konrad II personally laid the foundation stone with the aim of building the largest church in the West. He himself did not see the completion of the construction work. Only 40 years later, his grandson Henry IV was already king, the cathedral was inaugurated. In the following centuries, the cathedral was expanded and enlarged again and again.

    In the Palatinate War of Succession, French troops finally occupied Speyer. They were ordered to burn the city down - except for the cathedral. However, the church building could not be completely protected from the flames and the cathedral was badly damaged. Restoration work only began in the 18th century. The original Romanesque building was supplemented with Baroque elements, which were removed during the next works in the 19th century and replaced by Neo-Romanesque additions. Only since the 1960s have attempts been made to completely restore the original Romanesque form.

    A visit to the cathedral is also worthwhile for non-religious people, because it also gives you a glimpse into the history of Speyer and the building history of the churches of the West.

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    • October 30, 2018

  • Tina64

    An impressive structure!
    If you have the opportunity to connect your bike, then have a look at it from the inside! If you think that construction started almost 500 years before Columbus discovered America ...

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    • July 2, 2016

  • kakubae

    Speyer is a city on the Upper Rhine. As a Roman foundation, then called Noviomagus or Civitas Nemetum (capital of the tribe of the Nemeter), it is one of the oldest cities in Germany and was as Spira to 600 center of Speyergau. In the Middle Ages Speyer was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation as a free imperial city. Between 1816 and 1945, the seat of the Bavarian administration of the Palatinate, Speyer today belongs to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as an independent city and has 50,284 inhabitants (as of 2015).

    Speyer is well known for its imperial and royal domes. It is the world's largest surviving Romanesque church and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

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    • November 3, 2016

  • pillenknick

    One of the three large Romanesque churches on the Middle Rhine (next to the Mainz Cathedral and Worms Cathedral). They are all historically significant, but the Speyer Cathedral is simply the most beautiful and can also be seen from a distance.

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    • March 28, 2017

  • B@

    The cathedral is a Unesco heritage and impresses with its simplicity. I can recommend the visit of the Kaisersaal with the inspection of the tower. Although this costs a bit (6 €), but includes a small tour to the Imperial Hall and with explanations to the frescoes. The story of how they came up in this room is best explained here. I'm impressed with what they did so long ago. Today such acts would probably fall victim to the euro.

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    • July 11, 2018

  • Hans-Jörg

    Since last year you can climb one of the towers. Beautiful panoramic view from Haardtrand to the Odenwald.

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    • January 2, 2017

  • Heike

    But take the time and also see the sights nearby: Musrum, Judenbad, Altpörtel ... and not just in the first restaurants at the cathedral "come in" near and the side streets there are good / better alternatives.

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    • January 7, 2018

  • LSky

    The cathedral is not only nice to look at, if you have a bike ride on Speyer, you come over anyway. Behind fern Dom you can also take a break in the park.

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    • July 19, 2018

  • Pascal Kaufmann

    The cathedral of Speyer is easily accessible from all sides. The cathedral forecourt is one of Speyer's Most Beautiful Places

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    • September 13, 2018

  • Hermann-Josef

    The grave of Helmut Kohl is in the Adenauerpark behind the Bernharduskirche near the train station

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    • July 9, 2017

  • Herbert Klippel

    Since this week: grave of Helmut Kohl in Domgarten.

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    • July 7, 2017

  • 🚲 Heiner 🚲

    Look and enjoy the park to the Rhine. You do not have to write anything more!

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Patrick Göser

    The crypt is not grablege but an underground church .... thus also the oldest part of the entire structure. Costs 2-3 euros extra but you should not miss. How often do you have the opportunity to enter a room that has been unchanged for almost 1000 years?

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    • September 21, 2019

  • Uwe Hauser

    Everything has been said about the wonderful cathedral, and it is definitely worth a detour, especially since downtown Speyer is very easy to get around by bike.
    In addition, perhaps, the note that renovation work is currently being carried out on and in the cathedral. Nevertheless, the cathedral and tower are completely accessible.

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    • September 22, 2019

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    Cultural heritage at the highest level over 2000 years old

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    • October 26, 2017

  • Henne

    With environment in front of the cathedral.

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    • June 10, 2018

  • Henning

    A very beautiful church surrounded by beautiful old town.

    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speyerer_Dom

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    • August 4, 2018

  • Kurpfalzradler

    Revered building, the largest Romanesque building in the world. In addition to many graves you can visit the tomb of Emperor Konrad II. The construction was inaugurated in 1041.

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    • November 20, 2019

  • Henne

    The cathedral to Speyer ... whether from near or far. Always nice!

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    • June 10, 2018

  • Martin P.

    Cozy little passenger and bicycle ferry

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    • July 24, 2018

  • fsw57

    overwhelming cathedral - is beautiful free. Impressive !!!

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Ingo K.

    Great dome and a powerful construction.

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    • October 6, 2018


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