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Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), Augsburg

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Architectural Building Religious Site
Built in the early 11th century, Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria) stands as an exquisite example of the Romanesque churches of the Holy Roman Empire--and the site of the famous, 1,000-year-old rose bush that is said to symbolize the prosperity of the city of Hildesheim. Legend says that as long as the bush continues to survive, so will the city. Other aspects of the property are impressive, too. Bishop Berward commissioned the church's bronze doors in 1015. The two large chandeliers date back to the 11th century, while the shrine to St. Epiphanius, dating back to the 12th century. The sarcophagus of St. Godehard also is here. Stained glass windows cast a colorful light inside the church. The cathedral is now on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, and the museum houses one of the largest collections of medieval treasures in Europe. Use our Augsburg vacation generator to add Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria) and other attractions to your Augsburg vacation plans.
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  • The Cathedral is big and there's plenty to see. However, it is also not so big that you lose track. Big and old but beautiful. Worth a visit in any case.
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  • We used stay an hour on foot from the train station to the Cathedral to run, which is very possible. Grounds very beautiful, a green lung in the city centre. Architecture not quite as impressive as other Dome (Mainz, Cologne) but definitely worth a visit. We would go again.
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  • Sober Cathedral with a very interesting Museum. The chapel which is on the lower floor with a Virgin Mary from the 13th century - 14th.
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