Speyer Cathedral – Three Empresses and a Princess

Speyer Cathedral
Photo by Moniek Bloks

Speyer Cathedral in the city of Speyer in Germany began its life in 1030 under Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor. It was consecrated in 1061, but many additions and renovations were to come over the years. Between 1030 and 1308, the Cathedral became the burial place of four Emperors, four Kings, three Empresses, and one Princess.

Pope Pius XI raised Speyer Cathedral to the rank of a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in 1925, and the cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List of culturally significant sites in 1981. Entrance to the cathedral is free, but to enter the crypt, you must pay an admission free.

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Once you go into the crypt, it’s like entering a different world.

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Speyer Cathedral is truly a gem, and it’s quite amazing to see these old tombs. The small entrance fee is well worth it, in my opinion.

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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

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