Speyer Cathedral

Local nameDom zu Speyer
LocationSpeyer, Deutschland

Speyer Cathedral, officially the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen, in Latin: Domus sanctae Mariae Spirae in Speyer, Germany, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Speyer and is suffragan to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bamberg. The cathedral, which is dedicated to St. Mary, patron saint of Speyer and St. Stephen is generally known as the Kaiserdom zu Speyer. Pope Pius XI raised Speyer Cathedral to the rank of a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in 1925.

Begun in 1030 under Konrad II, with the east end and high vault of 1090–1103, the imposing triple-aisled vaulted basilica of red sandstone is the "culmination of a design which was extremely influential in the subsequent development of Romanesque architecture during the 11th and 12th centuries". As the burial site for Salian, Staufer and Habsburg emperors and kings the cathedral is regarded as a symbol of imperial power.

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Opening hours

Nov - Mar:
Mon - Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: noon - 5 p.m.

Apr - Oct:
Mon - Sat: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sun: noon - 5 p.m.

Tours will be available from Sat Apr 2, 2016.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speyer_Cathedral

Official website http://www.dom-zu-speyer.de/1/

UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/168

Phone +49 62 32 10 21 18

Address Domplatz, 67346 Speyer, Germany

Coordinates 49°19'1.979" N 8°26'32.757" E

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