Domkreuzgang - Cloister of the Cathedral

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Domkreuzgang - Cloister of the Cathedral - Tombstones and epitaphs in the cloister
Domkreuzgang - Cloister of the Cathedral - Tombstones and epitaphs in the cloister
Domkreuzgang - Cloister of the Cathedral - Cloister of the Dom
Domkreuzgang - Cloister of the Cathedral - Cloister of the Dom
Domkreuzgang - Cloister of the Cathedral - Cloister of the Dom

Domkreuzgang - Cloister of the Cathedral Passau Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Domkreuzgang - Cloister of the Cathedral Dec 06, 2012
Not much is left of the cloister by the cathedral. The arcaded passages around the courtyard are long gone. This one is not as impressive as other cloisters. Nevertheless entering is worth it for two reasons:

First, the view onto the side facade of the cathedral which gives an idea of its dimensions. From nowhere else in the narrow town you can look at the Dom in whole from close by.

Second, the collection of historical tombstones which have been assembled along the wall under protecting roofs. These originate from graves of clerics who were buried within the cloister. Many of them are elaborate pieces of stonemasonry from different eras, with reliefs showing an image of the defunct or biblical scenes.

Have a closer look at them.

Access to the cloister is free. The entrance is outside Domplatz round the corner towards Steinweg through a large gate.
Cloister of the Dom
Cloister of the Dom
Cloister of the Dom
Tombstones and epitaphs in the clo…
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