World Heritage Site in Hildesheim
Hildesheim is especially famous for its churches: St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Michael’s Church are both designated as UNESCO-World-Heritage-Sites. The two churches preserve an exceptionally large number of historical furnishings, which give a one-of-a-kind overview of a church’s design, as was common during the Romanesque period.
St. Michael’s Church and St. Mary’s Cathedral with Cathedral treasury
Two Hildesheim architectural monuments along with their treasures of art were included in the list of UNESCO-World-Heritage-Sites: St. Michael’s, one of the most beautiful early Romanesque churches in Germany, together with St. Mary’s Cathedral and the cathedral treasury, preserve a unique ensemble of medieval artistic décor. The legendary 1,000-year-old rosebush that grows on the cathedral’s apse is widely known, too.
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Recommended routes and directions
Getting here by car and coach
- From the direction of Hamburg – Hanover or Frankfurt – Kassel: federal highway A7, exits Hildesheim-Drispenstedt and Hildesheim.
- From the direction of Berlin or the Ruhr region: federal highway A2 up to highway interchange Hanover East, then take federal highway A7 towards Hildesheim – Kassel and continue via one of the above-mentioned exits.
Getting here by train: Fast national connections via ICE connection. Supra-regional connection with trains of the Deutsche Bahn, witherixx, the NordWestBahn and Enno/Metronom.
Getting here by per long-distance coach: The long-distance coach companies FlixBus and Eurolines offer low-cost connections.
Getting here by airplane: Internationaler Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen in 40 km Entfernung.
Public transportation network in Hildesheim: timetables, line network and prices for local public transport in Hildesheim on the website www.svhi-hildesheim.de