Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), Frankfurt

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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), one of the finest examples of Gothic style in Germany, opened its doors in the 14th century. Built on the foundation of an even older church, the cathedral features a restored, 95 m (311 ft) tall spire with great views from the top. The spire survived a fire in 1867 and a fire during World War II that burned the interior. The building was reconstructed in the 1950s. Inside, you can see the supposed skull fragment of St. Bartholomew.The museum in the cloister houses a collection of artifacts discovered nearby. Plan a Frankfurt trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This is located near to Romer square, but differs from Old Nicholas Church. Very beautiful and lovely music too. High ceiling and carving around the church. Was free to visit and nice to say a prayer....  more
    This is located near to Romer square, but differs from Old Nicholas Church. Very beautiful and lovely music too. High ceiling and carving around the church. Was free to visit and nice to say a prayer....  more »
  • Cathedrals are always impressive. I tend to give them a five rating since the inside of any holy place brings a feeling of peace and euphoria. This cathedral certainly does not let one down in any... 
    Cathedrals are always impressive. I tend to give them a five rating since the inside of any holy place brings a feeling of peace and euphoria. This cathedral certainly does not let one down in any...  more »
  • Wonderful church during our visit in the heart of Frankfurt. Interesting information in the front diagrammatically showing the damage during WWII and the repairs that were made. The interior is... 
    Wonderful church during our visit in the heart of Frankfurt. Interesting information in the front diagrammatically showing the damage during WWII and the repairs that were made. The interior is...  more »
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  • Looking for a breathtaking and awe-inspiring destination in Frankfurt? Then be sure to check out the magnificent Frankfurt Cathedral! This beautiful church is one of the city's most iconic landmarks and is definitely not to be missed. Inside, you'll find an abundance of incredible art and architecture that will take your breath away. This is one place that you won't want to miss during your visit to Frankfurt! This absolutely stunning and gorgeous church is right in the heart of Frankfurt.
  • If you are looking for a fantastic view of Frankfurt, make sure to visit the spire of the cathedral. It is quite a walk up there, but it is worth the effort. However, you won't be able to go to the very top. If you want to get that special view, you need to book a tour into the roof. On this tour they also take you to the very top of the spire where you will find a little museum and a view that very few people have seen. You will also get to see the Gloriana, the bell of the cathedral. With 11.950 kg it is a heavy-weight and you might even be allowed to hit it once (As I was allowed.) The tour is incredible, but it is only offered a few times a year and you have to book a long time in advance. Ask at the ticket counter.
  • This is considered an Imperial Cathedral and is one of the few to ever receive this designation. It has been rebuilt a few times due to a fire and the destruction that occurred during World War II. You can take a free tour of the place where emperors from the Holy Roman Empire were crowned, but it is still an active church so be sure to be respectful of any visiting for religious reasons. There is a museum on-site as well, but it does cost 2 euros if you want to enter.
  • Amazing from both the outside and inside. Stepping into the Cathedral really makes you feel small. It’s really remarkable how people built this hundreds of years ago without the modern technology we have today!
  • Gothic architecture at its finest, I couldn’t get enough of any view of Frankfurt that includes this amazing cathedral! The interior is not as impressive, but still beautiful. In the entrance you ‘ll also read about the church and old town during WWII, so interesting. I don’t know if any visits up the tower are permitted, but I ‘ll love to climb up there next time I’m in Frankfurt!

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