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Würzburg Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint Kilian. It is the seat of the Bishop of Würzburg. With an overall length of 105 metres it is the fourth largest Romanesque church building in Germany and a masterpiece of German architecture from the Salian period.The present cathedral, built from 1040 onwards by Bishop Bruno of Würzburg, is the third church on the site: the previous two, built in about 787 and 855, were respectively destroyed and severely damaged by fire. After Bruno's accidental death in 1045, his successor Adalbero completed the current building in 1075.
The cathedral contains numerous works of art, of which the following are of special note: baptismal font (1279), by Meister Eckart of Worms; impressive series of tombs and epitaphs of bishops, including the monumental effigies of the prince-bishops Rudolf II von Scherenberg (1495) and Lorenz von Bibra (1519), both by Tilman Riemenschneider; seven-armed candelabra by Andreas Moritz; Schönborn Chapel by Balthasar Neumann; crypt with cycle of stained glass by Georg Meistermann.
Address: Domerpfarrgasse 10, 97070 Würzburg
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Würzburg is a city in the region of Franconia, which lies in the northern tip of Bavaria. Its population is 131,320 as of 2006. Würzburg is mainly known as an administrative center. The city’s largest employers are the Julius-Maximilians-University…
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