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The Bamberg Cathedral (German: Bamberger Dom, official name Bamberger Dom St. Peter und St. Georg) is one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany and has been Bamberg’s most famous landmark since its completion in the 13th century. The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Bamberg. The cathedral is a late Romanesque building with four imposing towers. It was founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, finished in 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012. It was later partially destroyed by fire in 1081. The new cathedral, built by St. Otto of Bamberg, was consecrated in 1111, and in the 13th century received its present late-Romanesque form.
Of the cathedral's many works of art should be mentioned the magnificent marble tomb of the founder and his wife, the empress Cunigunde, considered the masterpiece of the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, and carved between 1499 and 1513. Another treasure is an equestrian statue known as the Bamberg Horseman. This statue, possibly depicting the Hungarian king Stephen I., dates approximately from 1225 to 1237.
Hours: April to October 9:30 am-6 pm, November to March 9:30 am-5 pm; during the organ concerts the Cathedral is closed every Saturday from May to October from 11:45am to 12:45pm.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamberg_Cathedral ]
Address: Domplatz 5, 96049 Bamberg
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