"Dom St. Peter" Cathedral - Dom St. Peter Tip by dentremo

Cathedral - Dom St. Peter, Regensburg: 14 reviews and 39 photos

  Dom St. Peter
by dentremo

This Gothic cathedral begun in the 14th century dominates the skyline of Regensburg like a medieval skyscraper. The interior is less impressive than its exterior, but well worth checking out (don?t miss the crypt underneath). You can take a tour in German if you'd like (see Regensburg Tourist website for times). The Domplatz in from of the cathedral still allows auto traffic, so watch out for lunatic taxi drivers as your crossing over to get a coffee, a bite to eat, or an ice cream at one the slightly overpriced restaurants or cafes across the street. While your on the other side, check out the statue of the eagle menacingly staring at the church - the story is that in medieval times, the plot of ground on which the Cathedral and bishop's residence stands, was its own state independent of Regensburg. The people of Regensburg were not huge fans of the Vatican, and one sculptor erected this statue right on the border between church land and city land to let them know that.
(Picture taken from goldener Turm)

Address: Domplatz

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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