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Erfurt Cathedral, Erfurt

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Erfurt Cathedral (German: Erfurter Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche St. Marien zu Erfurt, English: Cathedral Church of St Mary at Erfurt), also known as St Mary's Cathedral, is the largest and oldest church building in the Thuringian city of Erfurt, central Germany. It is the episcopal seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erfurt. The cathedral was mainly built in the International Gothic style and is located on a hillside overlooking the main town square (Domplatz, Cathedral Square), directly next to St Severus' Church. As a unique architectural ensemble, both churches together form the city's landmark. Former German names include Marienkirche and Propsteikirche Beatae Mariae Virginis.
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  • The location of the Erfurt Cathedral - its imposing and style of architecture - its History, makes a viewing of satisfaction and enjoyment. 
    The location of the Erfurt Cathedral - its imposing and style of architecture - its History, makes a viewing of satisfaction and enjoyment.  more »
  • Amazing cathedral up a hill in the Altstadt. Great spot for pictures. Beautiful inside as well. Best area in the city 
    Amazing cathedral up a hill in the Altstadt. Great spot for pictures. Beautiful inside as well. Best area in the city  more »
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  • Beautiful, peaceful. The central cathedral of Erfurt is a marvel of medieval architecture. It sits majestically atop a long flight of stairs, displaying fluted pillars and flanks. The interior is lovingly maintained, and the beautiful windows permit the main hall to be flooded with sunlight. Most impressive is the choir, which is crafted entirely of carved wood. First and foremost, this is a place of contemplation and meditation. A home to prayer. I'm told, it is also a place of life and celebration, a structure where people meet.
  • We can hardly believe that the whole area has been blocked for a theater festival for a month, therefore there is practically no way to the the Dom accessible to tourists except the back door. Absolutely no way to take photos.

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