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. 

St. Mary’s Cathedral Hildesheim

Following the bishops’ trails

A visit to the Hildesheim Cathedral means stepping into the origin of Hildesheim and the diocese. You’ll discover traces of 1,200 years of history here as well as legends that are literally interwoven around the site on which the cathedral was built. >>> more

Cathedral treasuryHildesheim

One of Europe’s largest and most important church treasure troves

The treasures collected here over more than a thousand years are testimonies of lived faith. Together with St. Michael’s Church and St. Mary’s Cathedral, the cathedral treasury was declared a UNESCO-World-Heritage-Site in 1985. >>> more

St. Michael’s Church Hildesheim

St. Michael’s Church – for over 1,000 years

In 2010, St. Michael’s Church celebrated its 1,000-year anniversary. In the period between 2005 and 2012, St. Michael’s Church was extensively renovated and the outdoor area was redesigned. St. Michael’s hill and church are special gems in the center of a now largely newly designed Weststadt district of Hildesheim. >>> more



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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

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