Würzburg Cathedral

Cathedral in Würzburg

St. Kilian’s Cathedral (Würzburg)
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Würzburg Cathedral, also known as St. Kilian’s Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Würzburg, a city in the Franconia region of Germany. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Kilian, a missionary who was martyred in the area in the 7th century.

The cathedral’s construction began in the 11th century and continued over several centuries, with various architectural styles represented in the building. The cathedral features both Romanesque and Gothic elements, with the exterior primarily showcasing a Gothic style.

The most notable feature of the cathedral is its impressive west facade, which is adorned with intricate sculptures and a central rose window. The interior of the cathedral is equally stunning, featuring vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, and numerous works of art, including frescoes and altarpieces.

One of the most famous works of art in the cathedral is the marble tomb of Prince-Bishop Rudolf von Scherenberg, which was created by the renowned artist Tilman Riemenschneider in the 16th century. The tomb features intricately carved figures and is considered one of the finest examples of German Renaissance sculpture.

Throughout its history, Würzburg Cathedral has played an important role in the religious and cultural life of the region. Today, it continues to be an active place of worship and a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors from around the world who come to admire its architectural beauty and rich history.

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Visiting Würzburg Cathedral


Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays and holidays 1 pm – 6 pm


Daily guided tours (in German only) from April 11 to October 31, 2023 at 12:30 pm. Fee: € 5 per person, reduced € 4

Address: Würzburg Cathedral, Am Bruderhof, Würzburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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