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Erfurt Cathedral
Erfurt Cathedral — KWO Tsoumenis

50.97582˚, 11.02362˚

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Thu
Noon–7:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sat
10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sun
9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mon
10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Tue
1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Address
Domstraße 1B, University of Erfurt, Universität Erfurt, 99084 Erfurt, Germany
Coordinates
50.97582, 11.02362
N50°58'32", E11°1'25"

Erfurt Cathedral

The Catholic Erfurt Cathedral is a 1200 year old church located on Cathedral Hill of Erfurt, in Thuringen, Germany. It is of a International Gothic style, and is also known as St Mary's Cathedral, and is located, quite uniquely, on a hillside.

The Catholic Erfurt Cathedral is a 1200 year old church located on Cathedral Hill of Erfurt, in Thuringen, Germany. It is of a International Gothic style, and is also known as St Mary's Cathedral, and is located, quite uniquely, on a hillside.

History

The site where the Cathedral is now situated has been the location of many other church-like buildings in history, such as a Romanesque basilica and a hall church. Note also that famed priest, monk, and professor Martin Luther, in 1507, was ordained in this cathedral.

Architecture

The architecture of the Erfurt Cathedral is, mostly, of a Gothic styling, and exists from around the 14th and 15th centuries. There are many things of note as far as the architecture is concerned, not least the stained glass windows and furnishings of the interior of the cathedral. The central spire of the three towers that sit aloft the cathedral harbours the Maria Gloriosa which, at the time of its casting by Geert van Wou in 1497, was the world's largest free-swinging bell. It is known to have purity and beauty of tone.


Relics and treasures

The Cathedral is house to many rare and rich furnishings and sculptures, including the tomb of the bigamous Count von Gleichen, accompanied by both of his wives, a stucco altar, a bronze candelebra of Romanesque antiquity called Wolfram, the oldest free standing cast work in Germany, and, out on the porch, several statues of the Wise and Foolish Virgins.


See also

  • Cathedral
  • Erfurt

References

Coordinates: 50°58′33″N 11°01′24″E / 50.9759°N 11.0233°E / 50.9759; 11.0233




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Best Western Germany
Best Western Germany 20 February 2014
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An absolute must is visiting the big bell, the "Gloriosa"
Hans Mayer
Hans Mayer 10 January 2012
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Super Spaß!
Cem Turan
Cem Turan 11 March 2013
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Çok güzel yer
Atze Boombatze
Atze Boombatze 10 April 2012
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Wir wollen den Swarm-Badge. Komm am 16.4. ins Steinhaus zum 4SquareDay 2012.

Flights to Erfurt

Distances

237 km
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