Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Speyer Cathedral, Germany

Germany-18, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Speyer Cathedral, officially the Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen in Speyer, Germany, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Speyer and is within the Archdiocese of Bamberg. The cathedral, which is dedicated to St. Mary, patron saint of Speyer ("Patrona Spirensis") and St. Stephen is generally known as Kaiserdom zu Speyer (Imperial Cathedral of Speyer).In 1981, the cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of culturally important sites as "a major monument of Romanesque art in the German Empire"


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