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|Saint Mary and Saint Corbinian Co-Cathedral|
|Dom St. Maria und St. Korbinian|
Interior of the Cathedral
|Style||Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic|
|Archdiocese||Archdiocese of Munich and Freising|
Freising Cathedral, also called Saint Mary and Corbinian Cathedral (German: Mariendom), is a romanesque basilica in Freising, Bavaria. It is the co-cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. The Freising Cathedral is also known for being the place where Pope Benedict XVI was ordained a priest.
After a fire had destroyed the old cathedral, the church was constructed from 1159 onwards and consecrated in 1250. St Mary's cathedral was the first brick structure to be built north of the Alps since ancient times.
The tomb of St. Corbinian, the patron saint of the bishopric, is located in the four-nave crypt of the cathedral. In the centre of this crypt one of the most distinguished sculptures in Europe is located: the so-called Bestiensäule (the column of beasts), carved out of stone in the high Middle Ages.
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