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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Speyer Cathedral is a cathedral of the Archdiocese of Bamberg and seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Speyer. Its official name is the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen. It was raised to the rank of minor basilica by Pope Pius XI in 1925.

Speyer Cathedral was built by Conrad II, the Holy Roman Emperor, in AD 1030. Its triple-aisle design, finished in red sandstone had a big influence on the development of Romanesque architecture in the 11th and 12th centuries. Speyer Cathedral is the burial site of a number of German kings and emperors and is regarded as a symbol of imperial power. It is the largest Romanesque church after the Abbey of Cluny, which was destroyed in 1790.

Speyer Cathedral was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 5th session of the World Heritage Committee in Sydney, Australia, on 26-30 October, 1981.

Photos of Speyer Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral, Germany
Speyer Cathedral, Germany
© http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Speyer---Cathedral---East-View---%28Gentry%29.jpg
authorshipAlfred Hutter

Speyer Cathedral, Germany
Speyer Cathedral, Germany
© http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Speyer---Cathedral---West-View---%28Gentry%29.jpg
authorshipAlfred Hutter

Interior of Speyer Cathedral
Interior of Speyer Cathedral
photo sourcehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Speyer_Dom_BW_3.JPG
authorshipBerthold Werner
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 49 19 00 E 8 26 35
Inscription Year: 1981
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II

Visiting Speyer Cathedral

Speyer is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate. You can reach Speyer by road on Autobahn A61. You can also take a train there from Mannheim and Karlsruhe.


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