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St. Kilian Cathedral, Wurzburg

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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. By using our Wurzburg vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to St. Kilian Cathedral and other attractions in Wurzburg.
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  • Wurzburg Cathedral I was very impressed especially for the grandeur of the front façade, is located downtown and is set to one of the city's Residenz.
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  • The Cathedral was almost completely destroyed in the bombing of 1945 and was rebuilt by saving what was possible of the original church and supplemented with new structures intelligently designed and integrated with the antique pieces. The route starts from the portal-art representing the creation. As you enter is a Jewish candelabrum 7 arms (menorah) representing the people of the first Covenant, common root with our Jewish brothers. Halfway is located the ancient baptismal font that represents Christ fulfillment of promises that greets us as children of God. In the apse rebuilt will be located the Lamb of revelation surrounded by Saints, new construction well integrated into the architecture as to seem at the time. In the Church of great value is the organ and the presence of significant works of modern art.
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  • Unfortunately after the bombing, little is left of the original Cathedral. In a strange air ... feels the weight of history that has destroyed so much. Large amounts of metal now fill the spaces, from the entrance to the main body cacelata to the votive statues. This is what has impressed me.
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