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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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Weihnachtsmakrt in Hildesheim

Christmas Market in Hildesheim at the historic market square

29 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

After five years of renovation, the Hildesheim Cathedral Museum is reopened to visitors. Outstanding exhibits of treasury art belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage Site are showcased in the completely redesigned rooms.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Public guided tours:
Saturday: 10.30 am
Sunday/holidays:  14.30 pm

Adults: €6 per person
Children under the age of 18 have free entry
Groups of 10+, students, disabled or social welfare ID holders: €4 per person

For further Informationen or for the booking of individual tours please contact:

Cathedral Information:

Tel: +49-5121-307770

Hildesheim Museen-Roemer Pelizeaus

Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum

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


EVI.Lichtungen Hildesheim das große Lichtkunstfest
25 January 2018 to 28 January 2018

EVI.Lichtungen – Hildesheim Light-Art Fesival

EVI.Lichtungen was implemented for the first time on the occasion of  1200 years anniversary of Hildesheim. During the big light art festival visitors will enjoy illumintation, installations and performences all over the City.

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Citybeach Hildesheim
29 June 2018 to 2 September 2018

Citybeach in Hildesheim

The CityBeach on the square “An der Lilie” provides holdiday flair and beach Feeling right in the City centre of Hildesheim.

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Plasterzauber in der Hildesheim Innenstadt
7 September 2018 to 8 September 2018

Pflasterzauber Hildesheim – International festival of streetart and street music

Artists, acorbats, conjures and jugglers, Clowns and comedians turn the city centre into a big colourful open-air stage.

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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