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“Cathedral on the Hill”

Kardinal-Dopfner-Haus
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Freising
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The Dom is on a high hill overlooking Freising. Once you climb/walk to the top and enter the courtyard you'll be surrounded by white baroque style churches and buildings. At the opposite end of the entrance there is an overlook of the opposite side of Freising with some interesting views of the surrounding area.
As you walk toward the Dom the 12 century gothic Johanneskirche is on your left and worth a visit.
Even though the interior has changed over the centuries, the 12th century Dom itself is spectacular with its ornate white stucco framework and painted walls and ceilings. You are walking into another time as you enter the cathedral. The onsite photos attest to some of the beauty of this cathedral.
After all the walking around and can stop near by for a liquid refreshment or some fare at the Weihenstephaner am Dom restaurant if it is open.
Well worth the visit and time spent exploring the history of the cathedral.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Charming place. Nice to walk around and explore the history of these Bavarian towns. Could have stayed longer in the region if I had known.

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place. It's beautiful inside. Get inside even for few minutes and look around. We got there by car because it on a hill.

Thank Amir G
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Needing to kill some time and walk off lunch we headed up to explore what looked like a church. We found a large church complex. The church was elaborately decorated. Very beautiful. We exploded the chapel then tried to visit the gift shop. It was closed for renovations. The view from the hill was nice. And had benches to relax and enjoy a little break.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The interior of this church is much more intricate than the outside would suggest. It is a gorgeous building, and be sure to check out the crypt and chapel below the main altar. Definitely worth the climb to the top of the hill.

Thank Jen C
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