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An impressive cathedral which has been beautifully restored after being damaged in the 2nd world war. Don't forget the outside too, which is as interesting as the interior. Attached is the Stifts museum, which contains some fine relics. I don't know if it's permanent, but...More
The dome has a great history but once you see the damage that was done during the last war. It’s even more impressive to see it in this condition. The arts and crafts in the church are fantastic in their details.
Nice church built on the site where the remains were found of supposedly a Roman legionaire named Viktor who refused to worship Roman gods anymore and was excecuted for that. The area where the church was built was originally the Roman cemetry that lay outside...More
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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