Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Bavaria  /  Swabia  /  Augsburg  /  Sightseeing  /  Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria)
Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), Augsburg
(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Augsburg itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Augsburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Augsburg by other users

38 days in Germany & The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Augsburg & Munich BY A USER FROM MALTA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Germany BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 56 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Augsburg BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Augsburg BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Augsburg & Republic of Macedonia BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Germany, Krakow & Rzeszow BY A USER FROM UKRAINE September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A huge building, very impressed. When it occurs for the first time, it is very slain by the size. The coloured glass Windows are beautifully designed and the whole nave is very impressive.
    View original
  • The magnificent Cathedral of Augsburg, known as Dom Mariä Heimsuchung and dedicated to Saint Mary, is an imposing building is Romanesque Gothic style in a kind of a kind of hodgepodge of architecture, since it was built and expanded several times. Its construction began in 900 a.d. in Romanesque style (on a very ancient pre-existences as Roman remains visible on the outside of the Church), continued in the 14th century in Gothic style, Baroque reconstructions (including the Marienkapelle), and finally during the 19th century, the Baroque style was remodeled to the last accommodation in neo-Gothic style. Of Catholic worship, the Sun rises a bit isolated in the middle of a garden with Roman ruins, a short distance from the main square in Augsburg (where is the Rathaus). It is to visit, no doubt, but not please take too long.
    View original
  • Very interesting 11-14th Century church with much to see inside. Be sure to visit the garden on the grounds. Beautiful trees and flowers and a quiet place to contemplate.