Built in the 1300s on the site of earlier cathedrals, this is the finest Gothic building in Bavaria. Its harmonious exterior is alive with medieval sculptures and inside is medieval stained glass.
Commissioned by Charlemagne in 786 AD, Aachen's cathedral is the oldest in Northern Europe and contains several holy relics.
Founded in 1010, the cathedral of Hildesheim contains many treasures of early medieval art, including bronze doors carved with biblical scenes and a bronze column showing the life of Christ.
The house where Luther and his family lived is well-preserved and full of Reformation relics, including Luther's desk, his pulpit, and first editions of his books.
Schottenkirche St Jakob
Founded by Irish missionaries, this Romanesque church is famed for its fascinating sculptured portal.
With its multiple towers and hilltop site overlooking a river, the 13th-century Limburger Dom looks like a Romantic castle. Inside are medieval murals and sculptures.
St. Maria im Kapitol
Built over the site of a Roman temple, the plan of the 11th-century church echoes that of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
This 11th-century Romanesque Dominican church of rough sandstone looks like a miniature of Worms Cathedral. The exotic dome was likely inspired by Crusader descriptions of Middle Eastern architecture.