Mainz Cathedral, © Photo Farmer© Photo Farmer

Imperial Cathedral in Mainz

Mainz Cathedral

The cathedral, founded by Archbishop Willigis in 975, is the oldest monumental vaulted building in Germany after the Speyerer and before the Worms. Within the cathedral, some memorabilia, such as old tombs or altars, have accumulated over time. Unique is the underground Nassauer chapel. On the cloister were probably buried around 250 people, in whose upper floor is today the Episcopal Cathedral and Diocesan Museum Mainz.

20160407_095139-copy © Ulrike Salzmann

  "This cathedral above the Rhine Valley with all of its might and glory would have remained in my memory even if I had never seen it again," wrote the German author Anna Seghers. The majestic Cathedral of Mainz is a key feature of the cityscape even today – over a thousand years after its construction. Mainz, located at the intersection of important trade routes and the place where Saint Boniface worked and lived, became an important centre of Christianity from 746/47. The city was eventually promoted to the Metropolitan...

Cathedral and Diocesan Museum

  The Episcopal Cathedral and Diocesan Museum extends over a floor space of 3000 square metres and is thus the second largest diocesan museum in Germany. It features a unique sequence of rooms from the early, high and late Middle Ages in which works of art dating from 500 to 1500 CE are on display. The ground floor is reserved for special exhibitions. In the basement of the museum, visitors walk through early and late medieval vaulted cellars where artefacts of Roman Mainz, and the Romanesque and Gothic periods are being exhibited. On...

ZDF documentary to the cathedral

The millennium cathedral St. Martin

Discover in this exciting video all important stages of the Mainz Cathedral. From the construction, through the destruction and rebuilding, up to the present, all important events are going through.

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