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Some of the fine sculptures to be discovered inside Bamberg Cathedral.

Bamberg Cathedral (German: Bamberger Dom, official name Bamberger Dom St. Peter und St. Georg) is a church in Bamberg, Germany, completed in the 13th century. The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Bamberg. Since 1993, the cathedral has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Town of Bamberg".

The first cathedral was founded in 1002 by King, later Emperor, Heinrich II (Henry II) and consecrated in 1012. After the first two cathedrals burned down in the 11th and 12th centuries, the current structure, a late Romanesque building with four large towers, was built in the 13th century.

The cathedral is about 94 metres long, 28 metres broad and 26 metres high. The four towers are each about 81 metres high. It contains many works of art, including the marble tomb of the founder and his wife, the Empress Kunigunde, considered a masterpiece of the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, and carved between 1499 and 1513. There is also an equestrian statue known as the Bamberg Horseman. This statue, possibly depicting the Hungarian king Stephen I, most likely dates to the period 1225 to 1237.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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