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"Hildesheim Cathedral & 1000-year-old rosebush" Top 5 Page for this destination Hildesheim Things to Do Tip by Gerrem

Hildesheim Things to Do: 37 reviews and 38 photos


The Hildesheim Cathedral is on the list of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. After renovations and extensions were added in the 11th, 12th and 14th centuries, it was completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt from 1950 to 1960. Special tourist attractions include the Bernwardian bronze castings – the double bronze doors (1015) and Christ’s pillar (1020), St. Anne’s chapel (1321), the Azelin and Hezilo chandeliers (11th century), St. Epiphanies’ Shrine (12th century) and the Baptismal Font (1225). The legendary 1000-year-old rosebush still climbs its way gracefully up the apse. It was also burned and buried beneath the rubble when the Cathedral was destroyed in 1945; its roots, however, remained unharmed and soon the bush was thriving once again. Tours:
Guided visit of the cathedral can be booked by telephone at 05121-1791760 up to 14 days in advance.

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  • Written Mar 15, 2005
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