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  • 1 Hildesheim Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Domhof D - 31134 Hildesheim

    The present cathedral is a copy of the original 11C Romanesque basilica, and contains many fine works of art. A Romanesque cloister lies adjacent. The thousand-year old rose tree is trained along the apse wall. The bronze doors on the west façade are..

  • 2 Pelizaeus and Roemer Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Am Steine 1-2 D - 31134 Hildesheim

    The Pelizaeus Museum contains a rich collection of Eygptian antiquities, including the chapel with the royal officer Uhemka's tomb and funerary cult monuments from the Old Kingdom. The Roemer Museum contains Chinese porcelain.

  • 3 St Michael's Church, Hildesheim Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Michaelisplatz D - 31134 Hildesheim

    The design of this double-chancel basilica (11C) is typical of the Ottonian style in Old Saxony. The ceiling in the nave was painted in the 13C. Of the original decoration, only the Angel Screen remains.

  • 4 Tempelhaus

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Marktplatz D - 31134 Hildesheim

    The House of the Templars, built between 1320 and 1330, has a distinct Oriental style. Note the corbelled Renaissance oriel of 1591, depicting the story of the Prodigal Son. Adjacent is the Wederkindhaus, with its front section typical of Dutch Renai..

  • 5 Rathaus

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Marktplatz D - 31134 Hildesheim

    The Gothic town hall (on the east side) was built between 1246 and 1290. Its architecture was simplified when it was reconstructed.

  • 6 Market Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Marktplatz D - 31134 Hildesheim

    This remarkably well reconstructed square represents eight centuries of architecture.

  • 7 St Andrew's Church, Hildesheim

    Religious buildings

    Eckemekerstraße D - 31134 Hildesheim

    This is the only building left from the medieval quarter that it overlooked in times gone by. It was destroyed during the Second World War, and reconstructed incorporating the west section of the Romanesque church that originally stood there. Note th..

  • 8 Brühl district, Hildesheim

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Brühl D - 31134 Hildesheim

    This quarter, which survived the war, is typical of old Hildesheim. The Wernesche House (1606) stands nearby.

  • 9 Church of the Holy Cross, Hildesheim

    Religious buildings

    Kreuzstraße D - 31134 Hildesheim

    A primitive Romanesque church from the 11C, originally remodelled from a fortified gateway, lies hidden behind the Baroque façade. The interior is a mixture of Ottonian Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque features.

  • 10 St Maurice's Church, Hildesheim

    Religious buildings

    Weg Stiftskirchenweg D - 31134 Hildesheim

    This 11C church (with a 12C-13C cloister) lies in the Moritzberg quarter, in the west part of the town. Its interior has been decorated in Baroque style.

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