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Dom St. Maria (Cathedral of St. Mary)

  • Dompl., Johannisg. 8 Map It
  • Augsburg
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

Augsburg's cathedral contains the oldest cycle of stained glass in central Europe and five important paintings by Hans Holbein the Elder, which adorn the altar. Originally built in the 9th century, the cathedral stands out because of its square Gothic towers, the product of a 14th-century update. A 10th-century Romanesque crypt also remains from the cathedral's early years. Those celebrated stained-glass windows, from the 11th century, are on the south side of the nave, and depict the prophets Jonah, Daniel, Hosea, Moses, and David.

A short walk from the cathedral will take you to the quiet courtyards and small raised garden of the former episcopal residence, a series of 18th-century baroque and rococo buildings that now serve as the Swabian regional government offices.

Sight Information

Address:

Dompl., Johannisg. 8, Augsburg, Bavaria, 86152, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–dusk, except during hours of worship

Published 04/23/2016

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