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Dom St. Petri (St. Peter's Cathedral)

Dom St. Petri (St. Peter's Cathedral) Review

Behind the Rathaus is one of Bautzen's most interesting sights: Dom St. Petri is Germany's only Simultankirche, or "simultaneous" church. In order to avoid the violence that often occurred during the Reformation, St. Peter's has a Protestant side and a Roman-Catholic side in the same church. A short fence, which once reached a height of 13 feet, separates the two congregations. The church was built in 1213 on the sight of a Milzener (the forerunners of the Sorbs) parish church.

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  • Address: An der Petrikirche 6, Bautzen, D–02625 | Map It
  • Phone: 03591/31180
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: May–Oct., Mon.–Sat. 10–3, Sun. 1–4; Nov.–Apr., daily 11–noon
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  • Location: Bautzen/Budyšin
Updated: 11-07-2013

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