The tremendous cathedral St. Martin is a key feature of the cityscape even today - over a thousand years after its construction.
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The cathedral, built in 975 by Archbishop Willigis, is still the most impressive building in the city. In addition to the funerary monuments of the archbishops, the Romanesque St. Gotthard's Chapel and the late Gothic cloister are particularly noteworthy. The cathedral and diocesan museum is also located there, where works of art from almost 1,000 years of cathedral history and the entire dioceses are exhibited.
The Episcopal Cathedral and Diocesan Museum was founded in 1925 and houses in its historic rooms works of art from two millennia that were once part of the furnishings of Mainz Cathedral or the churches of the diocese. In addition, there is the cathedral's treasury, which is accessible through the chapter rooms in the former St. Nicholas Chapel from the late Gothic period.
For visitors who would like to take part in a guided tour during their stay in Mainz, guided tours are offered in the cathedral, cathedral and diocesan museum and in combination with other sights.
Most parts of the cathedral are accessible for wheelchair users as the cathedral's toilet, too.
On the Liebfrauenplatz you can find a model made of bronze: it was recreated to scale and comes with braille.