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Speyer Cathedral

Edith-Stein-Platz 8 | Domplatz, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 102118
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One of the most important burial sites of kings and emperors in Germany

We walked into this very old cathedral. The architectural is impressive even today. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eagan, Minnesota
A World Heritage Must-See

This building has been at the center of much of European history since 1030 CE, when construction... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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The cathedral St. Mary and St. Stephen in Speyer is church that is unique in its spiritual, architectural, and historical dimensions. Day for day this house of God, founded in the 11th century, casts its spell on people, serves as a site of contemplation and prayer, and testifies to the legacy of romanesque architecture. Furthermore, the cathedral of Speyer is the gravesite of Salian, Staufer, and Habsburg rulers, thus functioning as a symbol of the medieval emperorship. In 1981, the cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. As an episcopal church, the cathedral of Speyer is the spiritual centre of the diocese Speyer. Built in the Middle Ages as a house (Latin: domus) of God, to this very day its entire architecture serves to lead mankind to the Lord: the floor plan, the decoration, and all measurements serve this purpose. As an episcopal cathedral church, as the cathedral's parish church, as a place of pilgrimage: mass is celebrated here every day of the week.
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Edith-Stein-Platz 8 | Domplatz, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 102118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked into this very old cathedral. The architectural is impressive even today. This cathedral is massive, and has lots to share. There is a Crypt and the burial place of many emperors and kings. The individuals buried there go back to 1039. Lots of...More

Thank williamrE6870OT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building has been at the center of much of European history since 1030 CE, when construction began. Designed in the Romanesque style, it has many unique elements and many elaborations on standard features. During its early history, it was the burial place of many...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're inn the area, this cathedral is a must see. Very well kept considering the age. The town of Speyer is laid out in front and is alive with outdoor cafes. Beautiful place to visit.

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dominating the "skyline" of Speyer and visible from the Rhine, definitely stop by this dom and explore it from all angles.

Thank TroubadourBCN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having spent 3 hours at the Technik museum, my Wife and I wandered into the town of Speyer to have a look around before getting dinner. The Speyer Cathedral has not been our original destination, but as we walk towards the town the huge, commanding...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is huge, amazing place, tons of history behind and the surroundings are very beautifull, worth a visit if you are at speyer.

Thank Victor S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Not an ornate cathedral but if you are nearby it is worth having a look around. There crypt costs to enter but I would suggest it is worth it as it feels a special place regardless of religious beliefs.

Thank Glen&Isobel
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The Speyer Cathedral is a basilica with four towers and two domes. It was opened in 1106 and is largest Romanesque church in the world. You must visit this site.

Thank Lukeanthonywflorida
Reviewed 21 August 2017

another beautiful cathedral that is a must see and will leave you with the AAAAA's and OOOO's that come with seeing such places. Free of charge to enter. We went later in the day so there was nothing/ nobody offering information or crypt tours. Read...More

Thank LisaKWSmith
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to view. It's a cathedral so you know what your address going to get. A good backdrop for a selfie. Cannot see why it has a higher rating that the technical museum!

Thank Mike H
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Response from ArBeEdegem | Reviewed this property |
Apart from paying parking, there are many places where you can park free for all day, for instance ont the road in front of the Ibis Styles Hotel, a few hundred metres from the Cthedral