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An impressive cathedral which has been beautifully restored after being damaged in the 2nd world... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Duncan M
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Halifax, United Kingdom
The details in the art are amazing.

The dome has a great history but once you see the damage that was done during the last war. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Luc H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 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.

1  Thank Sacha v
Reviewed 16 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

1  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.

1  Thank JW_Dam
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

1  Thank Margaret M
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.

1  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

1  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

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