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Dom St. Maria (Cathedral of St. Mary)
Dom St. Maria (Cathedral of St. Mary) Review
Augsburg's cathedral, which was built in the 9th century, stands out within the city's panorama because of its square Gothic towers, the product of a 14th-century update. A 10th-century Romanesque crypt, built in the time of Bishop Ulrich, also remains from the cathedral's early years. The 11th-century windows on the south side of the nave, depicting the prophets Jonah, Daniel, Hosea, Moses, and David, form the oldest cycle of stained glass in central Europe. Five important paintings by Hans Holbein the Elder adorn the altar.
A short walk from the cathedral will take you to the quiet courtyards and small raised garden of the former episcopal residence, a series of 18th-century buildings in baroque and rococo styles that now serve as the Swabian regional government offices.
Diözesanmuseum St. Afra. The cathedral's treasures are on display at this museum. Kornhausg. 3-5, 86152. €4. Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-6.
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