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Hildesheim, Germany

Old meets new on the quiet Andreasplatz in Hildesheim, Germany. Photo © Sacred Destinations.

Hildesheim (pop. 105,000) is a historic town of Lower Saxony, located near Hannover in north-central Germany. Its many attractions include two Early Romanesque churches that together are a World Heritage Site, a lovely market square and an important museum of Egyptian artifacts.

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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in Hildesheim

  • Andreaskirche
    The highest spire in Hildesheim belongs to the Gothic Andreaskirche, begun in 1389 and rebuilt after war damage in 1956. Inside is a notable organ and the tower can be climbed for fine city views.
  • Hildesheim Cathedral
    Founded in 1010, the cathedral of Hildesheim contains many treasures of early medieval art, including bronze doors carved with biblical scenes and a bronze column showing the life of Christ.
  • Michaelskirche
    Built in the 11th century and faithfully rebuilt after World War II, this is the finest example of Ottonian Romanesque architecture anywhere. Its painted wooden ceiling dates from 1230.