St. Peter’s Cathedral in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

The Regensburg Cathedral or Regensburger Dom (in German) is considered to be the most important church and landmark of the city of Regensburg. It is also an example of Gothic architecture in southern Germany.

Here are some images I took during our visit last week.

side view of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

A first bishop’s church was built around 700, at the site of the present-day cathedral parish church Niedermünster (St. Erhard’s tomb). Around 739, St. Boniface chose the area of the Porta Praetoria (North Gate of the old Roman fort) for the bishop’s seat, and the site of the cathedral has remained there since. The Cathedral was rebuilt in Carolingian times and expanded in the early 11th century , with an approximately 15-meter-wide transept, two towers and an atrium.

In 1156-1172 the edifice burnt twice, and was also rebuilt starting from 1273 in High Gothic style. The three choirs of the new cathedral were ready for use in 1320, while the old cathedral was demolished at the same time. In 1385-1415 the elaborate main entrance to the west was completed, with the most of the new edifice being finished around 1520; the cloister was constructed in 1514-1538. more infos here

one of the beautiful windows in the cathedral. sorry folks the image is quite blurry.

 
 

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