Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Sights

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

  • An der Petrikirche 6 Map It
  • Bautzen
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/23/2016

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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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An der Petrikirche 6, Bautzen, Saxony, D–02625, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • May–Oct., Mon.–Sat. 10–3, Sun. 1–4; Nov.–Apr., daily 11–noon

Published 04/23/2016


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