St. Stephan's ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Kleine Weißgasse 12, 55116 Mainz, Germany
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +490-6131231640
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tour, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Town
This thousand year old Gothic collegiate church was originally built on the highest hill in town. The church you see today however was built in the 14th century. It is one of the oldest and most important churches around. The church used to have a Baroque facade that was destroyed in an explosion in the 19th century. Heavily damaged in World War II, Saint Stephen’s never quite recovered. The highlights are as follows:
- A large 66 metres high octagonal bell tower
- Stained-glass windows by Russian Jewish artist Marc Chagall which depicts scenes from the Old Testament
- 13th century altar Mensa
- 15th-century tabernacle
- Visit during a sunny day.
- The surrounding area is very beautiful.
- Visit during a mass.
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 06.30 pm.
- Saturday 06:00 pm.
- Sunday 11:00 am.
- 1st Tuesday in the month 3pm, other Tuesdays 09:00 am.
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95% of people who visit Mainz include St. Stephan's Church in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
46.63% of people start their St. Stephan's Church visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see St. Stephan's Church
61.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach St. Stephan's Church
The blue windows are the prime attraction in this church, the blue ambient light is very special and unlike anything you have ever seen in any other church. Also the modern organ is very harmoniously integrated in the classic decor. Outside there is a very quiet cloister that has some very nice details, definately worth a walk around.
I visited St. Stephan to see the blue stained glass windows by the artist Marc Chagall. It was wonderful! The stained glass created great mode different from most other churches. Highly recommend if you are in Mainz!!
Stunning blue aura inside on a sunny day. A cool and refreshing stop on a hot afternoon. The windows are just amazing and light up the whole church
Beautiful Chagall & Charles Marq stained glass windows.
Beautiful church, Spartan decorations but elegant none the less.