Augsburg Cathedral

Cathedral in Augsburg

Augsburg Cathedral
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Augsburg Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of St. Mary, is a historic church located in the center of Augsburg’s Old Town. It is the seat of the Bishop of Augsburg and is considered one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in Germany.

The cathedral was originally built in the 11th century as a Romanesque basilica, but it was extensively renovated in the 16th century in the Renaissance style. The exterior of the cathedral features a distinctive onion dome and a towering west façade with ornate decorations and sculptures.

The interior of Augsburg Cathedral is equally impressive, with a soaring nave, intricate ceiling paintings, and a number of ornate chapels. One of the most famous features of the cathedral is the Golden Chapel, which was built in the 14th century and features a stunning altarpiece and a series of frescoes that depict scenes from the life of Christ.

In addition to its architectural and artistic treasures, Augsburg Cathedral is also known for its important role in the history of the Protestant Reformation. In 1518, the theologian Martin Luther visited the cathedral and debated with the Catholic theologian Johannes Eck, an event that is considered a key moment in the early years of the Reformation.

Today, Augsburg Cathedral is open to the public for visits and religious services, and it remains an important landmark in the city of Augsburg.

The Augsburg Cathedral appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Augsburg!

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Visiting Augsburg Cathedral


7 a.m. to 6 p.m – visits are not possible during church service

Address: Katedra NMP w Augsburgu, Frauentorstraße, Augsburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 821 31668511
Duration: 20 minutes

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