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

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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 Augsburg Cathedral is more than 1000 years old and always einenBesuch worth. The simple interior doesn't bother but invites you to the enchanting and thinking. The new building of an other altar in the nave is very well resolved.
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  • Like any other really big and impressive catholic church. Very fancy with lots of pictures on the walls and sacrifice on the altar etc etc. Worth seeing if you are close by. 
  • Started before the 10th century, West remains the Romanesque part to the East you can see the Gothic transformation. Beautiful portals (the original bronze wing is the Diocesan Museum, behind the Church). The Interior is also stunning, with the oldest stained glass windows of Germany (year 1130, unfortunately very high up in the aisle and for this hardly observable in all details). Very nice also the tables which rank down the center aisle and the late Gothic cloister with hundreds of beautiful tombstones.
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