Hildesheim - Rich historical and cultural heritage

Hildesheim, located 30 kilometres south of Hannover has plenty to offer in terms of tourism: The city is particularly famous for its churches, of which Saint Mary’s Cathedral (Mariendom) and the thousand-year-old Church of Saint Michael (St. Michaeliskirche) were recognised as UNESCO Heritage sites in 1985 for the exceptional testimony they bear to the religious art of the Romantic period. What is very impressive about these churches is their large number of historic ornaments. The 1000 year-old rosebush entwined with legends and that can be found at the apses of the Mariendom deserves special mention. The Hildesheim Museums are home to world-famous history of art. The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum is known for its 100-year-old Egyptian collection, which forms part of the most significant in Europe and regularly showcases top-class special exhibitions on different topics. The municipal museum is located in the famous Butcher’s Guild Hall (Knochenhauer-Amtshaus) and has on display presentations on the history of Hildesheim and the region. It is located right by the historical market square, Hildesheim’s tourism focal point. Its imposing timber framework houses takes the visitor many centuries back in time. The Theater für Niedersachsen (TfN) is the hallmark of Hildesheim’s theatre scene for which it is renowned, giving performances throughout the whole of Germany from its base here. Its openair theatres and cultural scene, not to mention its 7500 students and a varied events calendar, make for Hildesheim’s reputation as a vibrant and creative big city metropolis.

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