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St. Kilian Cathedral, Wurzburg

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • The combination of old and new. The simple elegance are just adorable. And don't forget: the chapel next to the entrance. Dreamy.
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  • It's not often you get to see a cathedral that architecturally looks like it's been around for centuries, but hasn't. Bombed to almost nothing during WWII and rebuilt, St. Kilian's gives visitors the ...  read more »
  • The Cathedral is a must see stop when in Würzburg, even if you are not interested in churches. It is the central point of the old city of Würzburg and directly on the way between the Fortress and the ...  read more »
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