Take a tour of Mainz Cathedral in Mainz, Germany – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
Mainz Cathedral in the southwestern city of Mainz, Germany has been evolving in appearance since late in the tenth century when it was first constructed.
Over its lifetime, high, late, and neo Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles have influenced this spectacular amalgam of architecture.
Inside the magnificent structure, visitors will find an impressive array of religious art and artifacts, including many crypts and tombs.
In 1188, the then Holy Roman Emperor chose this Cathedral in which to proclaim his support for the Third Crusade.
Though the stalwart cathedral did not escape World War Two unscathed, it did survive the Allied bombings, and was soon after restored.
The Cathedral has been beckoning visitors and natives who pass through the bustling center of Mainz for over a thousand years.