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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

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 11 am to 5 pm
closed at December 24 and December 31.

Roemer-Pelizaeus-Museum

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)

Contact:

Roemer-Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim
Am Steine 1-2
31134 Hildesheim
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5121/9369-0
E-Mail: info@rpmuseum.de
Internet: www.rpmuseum.de

Events

Hildesheimer Marktplatz Musiktage c) Kerstin Loel

Hildesheim Music days at the Market Square

Zum 19. Mal treffen bei den Hildesheimer Marktplatz Musiktagen sommerliche Wärme,
kulinarische Leckereien und musikalische Klänge von Swing, Skiffle und Chanson über Folk
und Pop bis hin zu Travestie und plattdeutschen Liedern aufeinander. Das Publikum ist
eingeladen, die Atomsphäre inmitten der architektonischen Schmuckstücke der Stadt
Hildesheim zu genießen,

EVILICHTUNGEN c) Lars Griebner
23 January 2020 to 26 January 2020

EVILICHTUNGEN – Light Art in Hildesheim

During EVILICHTUNGEN light installations transform at four evenings the familiar townscape of Hildesheim into a bright sea of light.

Weihnachtsmarkt in Hildesheim c) Van der Valk Hotels

Christmas Market in Hildesheim

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”.
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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

Contact:

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
tourist-info@hildesheimmarketing.de
www.hildesheim.de/tourismus