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Dom Sankt Petri
Am Dom
Stadtgemeinde Bremen
Bremen  Germany

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The Bremen cathedral dates back to 789 A.D. The first church structure that can be verified on the site of St Peter's Cathedral in Bremen was a timber church on on a high point overseeing the Weser River built by Saint Willehad, an early missionary to the Frisians. Under Prince-Archbishop Johann Rode, officiating between 1497 and 1511, the basilica style church was further transformed into a German "High Gothic" style church with an new northern nave. When the Reformation swept through northern Germany the cathedral was closed in 1532 and reopened as a Lutheran place of worship in 1548. Enlarged a few times over the next 350 years it received a major overhaul in 1901. The church was struck by a fire bomb during an Allied air raid in 1943 and damaged repeatedly until 1945 when a high explosive bomb caused the collapse of the roof vaulting. The structure was so severely damaged that it was feared that the building would totally collapse. However the ruins were stabilized and the church was reconstructed by 1950. From 1972 to 1981 the church was once again restored to the High Gothic form of the 1901 restoration.
There are about 90 people buried inside the cathedral, mostly members of the clergy, and a few notable citizens of Bremen. A notable unique "attraction" is the Bleikeller , an underground crypt where 8 fully mummified corpses were found, some of them still unidentified.
Most of the individuals listed here were actually buried outside the church within the original cemetery, that had surrounded the church, but has been gone since the Middle Ages.

Other burial places in Bremen are:
Friedhof Alt-Aumund
Friedhof Bremen-Walle
Friedhof Buntentor
Friedhof Grambke
Friedhof Huckelriede
Friedhof Mahndorf
Friedhof Neu-Aumund
Friedhof Riensberg
Friedhof Rönnebeck-Farge
Friedhof Woltmershausen
Osterholzer Friedhof

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Dom Sankt Petri
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Dom Sankt Petri
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