Impressions in Hildesheim
Hildesheim is well known in paticular for its unique churches and cultural monuments. St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Michael’s Church, both UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites since 1985, are masterpieces of church architecture and world-famous for their art treasures. The mysterious 1,000-year-old rosebush growing at the cathedral’s apse is, according to legend, closely connected to the city’s foundation. Visitors to the city are fascinated by the historic market square, feeling swept away to an age long past at the sight of the square, reconstructed to what it looked like centuries ago. A further impressive feature is the museum, which house treasures of art history of the first order. The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum captivates you with its significant ancient Egyptian and ancient Peruvian collections as well as spectacular special exhibits. Due to reconstruction, the Cathedral cannot be visited until August, 2014. Yet Bernward´s masterpieces from St. Mary’s, the “Bernward Door” and the “Christ Column”, as well as a number of exhibits from the Cathedral’s treasury, can be seen at St. Michael’s Church and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum. All these and many other cultural highlights can be combined with an outing to the countryside.
More information: www.hildesheim.de/tourismus