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St. Viktor Dom

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Address: Kapitel 8, Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 02801-71310
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Amazing how they rebuilt this church after the war

Sankt Viktór is a beautiful church. It is so big, compared to the small city. But once Xanten was a relatively powerful place. During WW 2 they took out all objects. During the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Sankt Viktór is a beautiful church. It is so big, compared to the small city. But once Xanten was a relatively powerful place. During WW 2 they took out all objects. During the bombarments they were hidden and they survived the destruction. After the War, the city reconstructed the church abd put back ail the beautiful objects. The church is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Came across this church on a day trip. There was a wedding on at the time. Still managed to get a look inside without disturbing the wedding which was screened off. Some beautiful stained glass windows and paintings. Great German Gothic architecture. No charge to get in.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I visited lot of old churches/cathedrals but this one is not really stand close. One of the Main attraction in Xanten so can be visited

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Impressive Cathedral in this small town. Great example of German Gothic architectural dating back to the mid 1200. Nice day trip from Düsseldorf

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Xanten, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Wonderfullly cool in summer. Go down to the krypta to see the memorials of Karl Leissner, Heinz Bello, Nikolaus Groß and others who stood up against Hitler and the NS regime and died for their opinion. Do not miss the " Kreuzgang" outside, it is beautiful and calm, especially on a sunny day.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I never visit churches out of principle but because I was confined to a wheelchair and it was raining outside. I enjoyed it more than I expected.

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Stourbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I love visiting old churches and found this one very peaceful. Worth a visit if you are in Xanten, beautiful light through windows.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Certainly worth visiting if you are around. Very clean, interesting architecture, paintings and statues.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Nice chatedral in the centre of Xanten, typical. Not that big and imposant as other churches in the near cities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

I went to market platz and then drop in the church. It was so beautiful and impressive, so I deeply could feel German culture and history. And then it was very lucky I could see a pipe organ sounds, also very beautiful.

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