Cathedrals in Germany
General info and comments
It was originally released for the first edition (C1 for short) in 2016.
- 6 new land tiles showing cathedrals in Germany.
Each of the 6 cathedral tiles has 3 or 4 road segments starting from the cathedral. 
Shuffle the six new land tiles showing the cathedrals with those from the base game. This expansion has been developed for the Carcassonne base game and its rules still apply.
This section contains additional information about the interactions with other Carcassonne expansions.
Third edition C3
Second edition C2
The cathedrals in detail
Cologne cathedral counts among the biggest gothic cathedrals in the world. Its foundation stone was laid down in the 13th century but it was finished only in the 19th. Today, Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Frauenkirche in the capital of Bavaria was built in the late Gothic style. As early as 1494 it was consecrated as place of worship. With its towers that stand at almost 100 meters tall it is characteristic of the skyline of Munich.
The Frauenkirche in Dresden was built in baroque style between 1725 and 1743. During WWII it was badly hit by Allied air raids and collapsed in the morning of February 15th, 1945. Rebuilding began in 1994 and was completed 11 years later.
The protestant main church, Saint Michael called "Michel" ("Mike"), is the most famous church in Hamburg and a landmark of the Hanseatic town. It counts as most important baroque church in northern Germany and is dedicated to the archangel Michael whose huge bronze statue stands above the main portal.
The Ulm Minster was built in Gothic style and has the tallest church tower in the world (161.5m). Its foundation stone was laid in 1377 when Ulm was still mostly catholic. Today it is Germany's biggest Protestant church building.
During a period of 600 years, 40 German kings were crowned in Aachen Cathedral - its construction started in 796. In 1978 the cathedral was the first German cultural heritage to be included in UNESCO's world heritage list.
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- Meeples on roads are called highwaymen in C2, and travelers in C3. We are keeping both names to cover both editions.
- Authors Note: Of course, the real cathedrals are located within their cities. We wanted to make the distinction since cathedrals already played a part in the first expansion Inns and Cathedrals. Thus, the cathedrals in this expansion are standing in the fields and fulfill their own function. We are also aware that no cathedrals and archbishops exist in the Protestant church. We simplified the names for easier reading. Thank you for understanding.
German Cathedrals do not stack when scoring roads.
The following table summarizes the various scoring cases. Take into account that road segments on a German Cathedral are counted separately and get the same points as any road tile:
Feature Completed normal road Completed road with Inn(s) Uncompleted normal road Uncompleted road with Inn(s) Scoring during the game Road leading to Cathedral 2 points / tile 3 points / tile – – Archbishop on G. Cathedral 1 point / tile 2 points / tile – – Scoring after the game Road leading to Cathedral – – 1 point / tile 0 points / tile Archbishop on G. Cathedral 1 point / tile 2 points / tile 1 point / tile 0 points / tile
- This note included in the 1st edition was omitted in the new edition.
This paragraph has been updated to reflect the original meaning of the HiG rules. The official clarifications provided indicated that:
- Highwaymen/travelers on unfinished roads are scored as usual, that is, taking into account the majority.
- Archbishops on unfinished cathedrals get 1 point per tile from all the finished and unfinished roads leading to the cathedral.
- Inns do no stack: If more than one Inn is present on a road, the road still scores 2 points for each road tile.
- Archbishops score 2 points per road tile on a finished road with an Inn both during the game and after the game. (4/2016)