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. Add Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria) to your Augsburg travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Augsburg trip planner .
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  • Definitely worth visiting during your stay in Augsburg, nearby there is a pleasant garden park.
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  • A visit to the Cathedral of Augsburg. Very large church in Gothic style and with the particular feature of not having a façade.
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  • superb building very well maintained, with a mix of styles very interresting. You can access the crypt, which is altogether quite rare
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