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Speyer Cathedral

Altstadt, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 1020
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Calming Cathedral

A cool, restful space. Simple, almost deceptively modern all at the same time. Wonderful colour of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leckhampton_2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Superb

Wonderful cathedral overlooking Speyer The architecture is mind blown if the attention to detail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie R
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Newport, United Kingdom
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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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“holy roman” (8 reviews)
“unesco site” (6 reviews)
“burial place” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Altstadt, 67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 6232 1020
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A cool, restful space. Simple, almost deceptively modern all at the same time. Wonderful colour of the local sandstone. Not ornate. Well worth a visit.

Thank Leckhampton_2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful cathedral overlooking Speyer The architecture is mind blown if the attention to detail superb. Great to observe in the daytime even better lit up at night. Well worth a visit.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Cathedral and welcoming to tourist. There are many unique things to see in here. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Asian-Cajun-Travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. Was 5th tallest building in world after constructed in 12th century. A landmark visible fore miles.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cathedral was beautiful and HUGE. They had the inside roped off for a concert so we didn't get to see the crypts or much of the inside which was disappointing.

Thank LeahDB3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imperial Cathedral is a Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO site. It was build between 1030 and 1061. The four towers symbolize the four season are surround the dome shaped roof. The cathedral is massive, and the simplicity of interior is so different from Gothic or baroque...More

Thank Jenny201110
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A very nice Cathedral to visit beautifully kept, while my wife and I were looking around the organist was practicing which made the visit a little more special.

Thank Rppz
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great cathedral and burial site of Holy Roman emperors BUT do not pay 3.5 E to see a bunch of stones in the crypt. Watching paint dry is more gratifying. If you want to learn more about the cathedral the way it was once ornately...More

Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome structure, tasjes you to old 16th century feeling. Nice big ara to walk around. Very beautyful city center.

Thank Atanu N
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a very large cathedral that is visible from a few miles away. It's size is incredible. It's located next to a lovely park and near the main square of town with lovely views in all directions. The 'agony in the garden' statue scene...More

Thank MTRose
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RAL1983
How about car parking around the Cathedral?
12 April 2015|
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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
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