Mariendom (Hildesheim Cathedral), © Fotolia - Daniel Schaper
© Fotolia - Daniel Schaper

Mariendom (Hildesheim Cathedral)


Hildesheim Cathedral, known as the Mariendom, one of the oldest episcopal churches in Germany, is a three-aisled basilica made of cut stone and quarry stone. The cloister adjoins the main apse, a two-storey westwork, within the courtyard of which grows the emblem of Hildesheim, the Thousand-year Rose. The church’s medieval treasures include two monumental bronze castings, the Christ Column and the Bernward Doors. These two masterpieces were cast as a single piece – a pioneering achievement and technical innovation for its time.

Hildesheim Cathedral Museum is also home to one of the world's most important collections of religious art: the Hildesheim Cathedral Treasury, which also forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mariendom (Hildesheim Cathedral)

Dornhof 17
31134 Hildesheim
Phone: +49 (0) 5121 / 307770 od. 771

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