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Bremen Cathedral, also known as St. Peter's Cathedral, located on the Market Square, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Bremen. In 2004, the cathedral was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The first church on this site was built of wood by Saint Willehad in 789. In 792, after a strong fire, the church was completely destroyed. The construction of the new building began in 805. The work was supervised by Bishop Villerich. Over time, the building was expanded – a central nave and naves with choirs were built. In 1041, a massive fire broke out in the building, which destroyed the cathedral.
Several years later, the construction of a new cathedral began. Initially, construction was carried out in the Romanesque style, however, in the 13th century, it turned towards the Gothic.
During the Second World War, the building of the cathedral was badly damaged, but is now completely restored. In the cathedral, you can visit an exhibition of objects that were found during its restoration, as well as various evidence of the history of its construction. Besides, here you can see objects that belonged to bishops and were traditionally placed in the grave with the body.
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