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Church of St. Stephan, Mainz
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Originally built in the year 990 on the order of Archbishop Willigis, Church of St. Stephan now features Marc Chagall-designed stained-glass choir windows. Created in the late 1970s through 1985, the windows depict of Bible scenes. You'll find nothing else quite like them in Germany. This structure offers a counterpoint to the Mainz Cathedral, which Willigis also had constructed. Few intentional changes have been made to this church since the 14th century. However, it required extensive rebuilding after World War II bombing. Plan to visit Church of St. Stephan and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mainz attractions using our Mainz trip itinerary planner.
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  • Church atop a hill overlooking the city. Very beautiful interiors; blue glass Windows create a beautiful effect when they are lit by the Sun
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  • It's beautiful... But like in any city, no explanations in french or English... To buy a booklet sold on-site... Annoying after a while...
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  • For lovers of churches, old buildings or history. This is probably a good stop. The Cathedral was better. This church was a bit out of the way from other areas. The stained glass is what stood out for...  more »
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  • A must see if you are in Mainz. Windows designed and made by Chagall and are all in shades of blue. See if you can go when the sun shines bright.
  • Excellent. The Chagall windows are amazing and so is the courtyard. The detail in the stained glass is breathtaking and tell a number of the Bible stories. The courtyard enhances the light of the day and is worth spending some time looking at.
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  • Beautiful church. Absolutely worth visiting. In particular the beautiful Chagal Windows dip the Interior during sunny weather a great blue. On Sundays from 12:10 h (after mass) one can attend ca 30 min lecture on the history of the Church and the window free one. Worth it!
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  • The stained-glass Windows... great.
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