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St. Viktor Dom

Kapitel 8, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2801 71310
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It’s a cathedral with a very special history, don’t forget to visit the basement under the altar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sacha v
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It’s really amazing place to visit The cathedral owes its name to Victor of Xanten, a member of... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Lauren N
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Kapitel 8, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2801 71310
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a cathedral with a very special history, don’t forget to visit the basement under the altar. Don’t be surprised if there’s a wedding going on. It’s great to combine with the ancient Roman City next to it, 10 minutes walk.

Thank Sacha v
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

It’s really amazing place to visit The cathedral owes its name to Victor of Xanten, a member of the Theban Legion who was supposedly executed in the 4th century in the amphitheater of Castra Vetera for refusing to sacrifice to the Roman gods. This Roman...More

Thank Lauren N
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The building is quite imposing and a landmark in Xanten. Outside as well as inside the church is decorated with lots of ornaments, beautifully stained windows and carvings. There are guided tours available telling you more details about the history of this place.

Thank JW_Dam
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Visit the historical/religious relics too/ cloisters lovely and peaceful. Impressive architecture and sculptures.

Thank margaret2710
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Small cathedral with lovely restful cloistered area. Very calming and cool on a very warm day. Best access is from main square. Don't try to get there from tourist office - large set of stairs - quite challenging if your mobility is poor.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The church is undergoing some more reconstruction work. The original from 1544 was destroyed at the end of the Second World War. Like so many other historical cities along the river Rhine Xanten was hit badly by the allied forces. I wonder how these decisions...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 29 March 2017

After a walk trough the citycenter and a drink on a terrace near the marketplace we went to the Dom ( Cathedral ) Sankt Viktor, was in ruine after WW2 ,but rebuild again, very special is the crypte, here you can find a monument of...More

Thank TheoEr
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,...More

Thank Caspar v
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...More

Thank Mick N
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

Thank Varun B
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