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Saint Peter's Cathedral

Regensburg Cathedral, in the foreground the Danube.

Location in Germany

49°01′10″N 12°05′54″E / 49.01944°N 12.09833°E / 49.01944; 12.09833Coordinates: 49°01′10″N 12°05′54″E / 49.01944°N 12.09833°E / 49.01944; 12.09833
Location Regensburg
Country Germany
Denomination Roman Catholic
Status Active
Functional status Cathedral
Completed 1520
Length 85.40 m (280 ft 2 in)
Width 34.80 m (114 ft 2 in)
Height 31.85 m (104 ft 6 in)
Number of spires 2
Spire height 105 m (344 ft 6 in)
Diocese Diocese of Regensburg
Bishop(s) Rudolf Voderholzer
Regensburg cathedral front
Cathedral of St. Peter, Regensburg, west facade
Cathedral of St. Peter, south facade (before the towers were cleaned in 2005)

The Regensburg Cathedral (German: Dom St. Peter or Regensburger Dom) is dedicated to St. Peter. It is the most important church and landmark of the city of Regensburg, and the cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Regensburg. The church is a very good example of Gothic architecture in southern Germany.

The first church at the site was built around the year 700, but it burnt down around 1156. The current cathedral was started in the year 1273, and it took until 1872 to complete. In the 15th century, the sale of indulgences was used to finance the construction.

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