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Hildesheim is renowned for its unique churches and cultural monuments. St. Michael’s and the Cathedral, both UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites since 1985, are gems of church architecture and world famous for their art treasures. At the Dom, these include the Bernward Door cast in bronze and the Christ Column, two objects bearing witness of Bishop Bernward’s amazing creative power. The Cathedral museum features an internationally significant collection of mediaeval art and the cathedral treasure, also listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Another sight to attract great interest is the legendary 1000-year-old rosebush climbing

the cathedral’s apsis. St. Michael’s church, with its monumental 13thcentury ceiling painting showing the family tree of Christ, is considered one of the most beautiful early Roman-style churches in Germany.
The historic Market Square fascinates visitors to the city, as they are swept away to a different era by the view of the faithfully reconstructed buildings. A further impressive feature is the city’s museums, which house top-class precious exhibits of art history. The Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum tempts visitors with its important ancient Egyptian and ancient Peruvian collections as well as its spectacular special exhibits.

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Worth seeing

Weihnachtsmakrt in Hildesheim

Christmas Market in Hildesheim at the historic market square

26 November to 27 December, 2018

The historic market square: this is where the heart of the Christmas market in Hildesheim beats. Here, the magnificent façades of the half-timbered houses and the
smell of freshly baked gingerbread and mulled wine create a very special pre-Christmas atmosphere. And further festively decorated stalls invite you to come for a stroll
around the square „Platz an der  Lilie”

Dommuseum Hildesheim / cathedral Museum Hildesheim

Hildesheim Cathedral Museum

The Hildesheim Cathedral Museum showcases outstanding exhibits of treasury art belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
closed at December 24 and December 31.
Long Thursday: opened until 8 pm at each 3rd thursday in month.

Public guided tours:
Saturday/ Sunday/holidays:  14.30 pm
Guided tour for families at each third sunday in month

Adults: € 6 per Person
free entrance for people under the age of 25 and at the days of Action (each 1st Tuesday in month)
Groups of 10+, students, disabled or social welfare ID holders: €4 per person
Public guided tour: € 4 per Person (reduced: 3  €)

Subject to chance. For further Informationen or for the booking of individual tours please contact:

Cathedral Information:

Tel: +49-5121-307770

Hildesheim Museen-Roemer Pelizeaus


The Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum is home to one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian art in Europe. Other permanent displays take visitors on an exciting trip into the past to explore how the Earth came to be and the development of the human race. Richly decorated ceramic vessels, precious jewellery and colourful fabrics illustrate the widely diverse pre-Spanish cultures of ancient Peru. Magnificent objects from China and Japan provide fascinating insight into the old world of Asia. The Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum also presents annually changing special displays featuring a wide variety of different topics.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday closed (except holidays)


Roemer-Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim
Am Steine 1-2
31134 Hildesheim
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5121/9369-0


Verkaufsoffenen Sonntage und Light Night Shopping
6 May 2018 to 26 October 2018

Shopping Sundays and Light-Night-Shopping in Hildesheim

Shopping Sundays in Hildesheim

6 May 2018, 1 to 6 pm | Automeile / Hi-Move

27 Mai 2018, 1 to 6 pm | Himmelsthür Open

23 September 2018, 1 to  6 pm | Farmers Market


7 September 2018, until  11 pm | Pflasterzauber (cobble-Stone-Festival)

26 Oktober 2018, until 11 pm | Light-Night-Shopping

Weinfest auf dem Hildesheimer Marktplatz
9 May 2018 to 13 May 2018

Wine Festival at Hildesheim Market Place

Each year the traditonal Wine Festival takes place during the long Ascension day weekend at the historic Hildesheim Market Place. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a great variety of different wines and culinary specialities accompanied by a Musical programme.

Further Information:



Jazztime Hildesheim
18 May 2018 to 21 May 2018

Jazztime in Hildesheim

Friends of Jazz, Blues and Country Music will get their money’s worth at in Hildesheim. Each year this traditonal open air Event takes place at whitsun.

9 special tips:

  • Guided city tours, themed tours and tours in period costume
  • Event tours by segway
  • The Roseroute, a system of circular routes, takes you to the city’s most important sights
  • Fun & leisure pool centre “Wasserparadies”
  • City festivals and Sunday Shopping on many weekends
  • Theatre for Lower Saxony – drama, dance, concerts and readings
  • Organ and choir concerts at St Andreas (church)
  • Christmas Market before a historic background
  • Visit of the St Andreas Church Tower for a 360° panoramic view


Hildesheim Marketing GmbH
Vistitors Center UNESCO World Heritage & tourist-information Hildesheim
Rathausstraße 20 (Tempelhaus)
D-31134 Hildesheim
Tel.: +49 (0)51 21/17 98-0
Fax: +49 (0)51 21/17 98-88