Churches in Mainz
The Cathedral - 1000 Years of city history
"This cathedral, towering in all its might and grandeur above the Rhine plain, would have remained in my memory, even if I had never seen it again", wrote the author Anna Seghers. Even a thousand years after its construction, the massive cathedral still gives the city its character.
The Cathedral: Information and Photos.
St. Stephen's - Chagall's mysticism of blue light
200,000 visitors a year show: St. Stephen's is an attraction! Tourists from the whole world pilgrim up St. Stephen's Mount, to the glowing blue stained glass windows by the artist Marc Chagall.
St. Stephen's: Information and Photos.
Christ Church - Italian renaissance on the Rhine
Intended as a representative counterweight to the Cathedral, the 80 metre high dome of Christ Church rises architecturally above the ensemble of church towers at the city centre. The history of Christ Church is closely linked with that of the Protestants of Mainz.
Christ Church: Information and Photos.
St. Ignatius' s - Interplay between baroque and classicism
The red sandstone facade of St. Ignatius's rises up in the midst of the low houses of the old city in Kapuzinerstrasse. It is decorated with grey sandstone figures, including the patron saint of the church and martyr, St. Ignatius of Antioch (died after 110).
St. Ignatius' s: Information and Photos.
St. Augustine's Church - A rococo jewel
Behind the red sandstone portal, a modern glass entrance gives a free view of the splendid rococo ornamentation. St. Augustine's church, at the heart of the old city, presents an exceptional display of splendour for the region, in its original state.
St. Augustine´s Church: Information and Photos.
St. Peter's - A church with late-baroque elegance
All the glory of rococo appears to be gathered in St. Peter's, shining in bright gold - as fresh as on its first day. With good reason: In 1989, the elegant church with its twin onion towers was returned to the parish, like new, after more than ten years of restoration.
St. Peter's: Information and Photos.
St. Christopher's - Gutenberg's baptismal church
The remains of the early Gothic St. Christopher's church, that was destroyed in 1945, are kept as an impressive memorial. Constructed between 1292 and 1325, the ruin, the chancel of which serves as a chapel, still has a late Gothic baptismal font.
St. Christopher's: Information and Photos.
St. Quintin's - On the foundations of a Gothic hall church
In 1994, St. Quintin's received a wooden steeple again. It was thus the last church in Mainz to be rid of the scars of war. St. Quintin's was first mentioned already in 774, the present building was constructed between 1288 and 1330.
St. Quintin: Information and Photos.
St. John's - A basilica from the Carolingian period
"Old St. Martin's Cathedral" must have been located where St. John's stands today. Around 900, Archbishop Hatto (891-913) had the building constructed which was later connected to Willigis's cathedral by a parvis, a colonnade.
St. John's: Information and Photos.
St. Anthony's - A Gothic relic in Mainz
St. Anthony's, constructed by the Order of St. Anthony in 1331 and taken over by the Poor Clares in 1620, from whom it also has the name "Poor Clare". The only surviving Gothic ceiling frescos in Mainz are to be found in St. Anthony's; they were discovered in 1948.
St. Anthony's: Information and Photos.