St. Kilian Cathedral, Wurzburg

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Church
A Romanesque church whose construction began in 1040, St. Kilian Cathedral is the third church to be built on this site after both its predecessors fell victim to fires. In the 1700s, the interior was redone in Baroque style, which contrasted with the original's more somber Romanesque architecture. The church was badly damaged in World War II, then restored to its original Romanesque style. Certain elements of the Baroque interior were left intact, giving the church a sometimes-controversial blend of styles, including Gothic. Check online to see when special tours are offered, or book a private one through the church website. Be sure to schedule at least two weeks in advance. Planning Wurzburg trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • This is the main church of Würzburg. It is large, and moderately impressive, as churches go. The location is cool: the road runs down to the river and the old bridge.  more »
  • I must say the ceiling of the nave is quite unlike anything else within the cathedral, which is Romanesque in design, it was beautiful to see.  more »
  • I made a point of stopping here first each morning. My hotel was on the opposite side of the Old Bridge, and I could see this cathedral as I crossed the bridge each morning. It was a quiet and...  more »

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