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Fulda Cathedral, Fulda

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The former abbey church of Fulda Abbey, Fulda Cathedral has been both the cathedral and symbol of the town since 1752. Sitting on the burial site of Saint Boniface, the Baroque structure was completed between 1704 and 1712. The cathedral suffered damage during World War II air raids and was closed for restoration until 1954. From a large square outside the building, you can admire the details of the facade, the bell towers, the main portal, and the obelisks. Inside, the white decorations display a Roman Baroque style reminiscent of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Put Fulda Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Fulda online travel route planner .
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  • August 11, 2017
    Unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in Germany is the square in front of the Fulda Cathedral. You can not imagine almost, that two other churches previously stood at this point and the place is only emerged in its present form in the last century. The Cathedral itself is special in its architectural design in two ways. For one, the construction of the façade is exceptional. This is due to that the Builder, Johann Dienzenhofer, had to use the towers of the Romanesque previous building for cost reasons, which are considerably closer than one would usually expect this from a Baroque church the fact. On the other hand was ESP. prior to his arrival in Italy of Fulda, just this Johann Dienzenhofer. been in Rome. From there, the modern Architkturkkonzepte had brought and implemented the concept of the Wandpfleiler Church in a very unusual for Germany white modeled on the Roman Church of the Gesu in Fulda Cathedral. From a religious perspective is the Fulda of course as the burial place of the German patron saint of Boniface, whose Sarkophag is located in the crypt under the High Choir of outstanding importance.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Next to the imposing exterior, in scene by the vast Cathedral Square, the Interior is very worth seeing. In clear, early Baroque white kept the room is big, friendly and bright. A tip: In the summer weekend visit one of organ matinees. For a small fee can not only be seen as one of Germany's largest baroque organs, but also experience, played by the Cathedral organist or often by guest virtuosos from all over Germany.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Fulda Cathedral is always nice to see something special no matter what time of year, comma is the founder of the city a visit to the bonifatiusgrab
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  • My family and I heard a short organ concert in June of 2016. The organ is magnificent as is the rest of the Cathedral. It is a stunning example of Baroque architecture. If you visit Fulda, get to this place! It's amazing.
  • Have not visited, but from the pictures I have seen, and the remarkable history. It has become a place I want to visit very soon. It will be included in a book I am writing.
  • Incredible Cathedral. Great architecture and so many details to see and explore. The kids and I had a great time looking at all of the details in each of the chapels.
  • Nice architecture, can also be attraction for architecture photography fanatics.
  • Had my First Holy Communion here and got to see Pope John Paul II in 1980!

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