St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim

St Michael’s Church was built between 1010 and 1020 on a symmetrical plan with two apses that was characteristic of Ottonian Romanesque art in Old Saxony. Its interior, in particular the wooden ceiling and painted stucco-work, its famous bronze doors and the Bernward bronze column, are โ€“ together with the treasures of St Mary’s Cathedral โ€“ of exceptional interest as examples of the Romanesque churches of the Holy Roman Empire.

Since 1985 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Carina for the postcard.

germania - hildesheim


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