Lower Saxony

Hildesheim

Interesting
Hildesheim
The Essential
Interesting
Hildersheim was the capital of Ottonian Romanesque art in Germany. Its fine medieval heritage was totally destroyed in March 1945. The thousand-year old rose-tree: one evening in 815, Louis the Pious, tired from a day's hunting, hid his reliquary in a rose bush and went to sleep. The next day, he was unable to remove the casket from the branches. Taking this as a divine sign, he founded a chapel and then a bishopric. Destroyed in the bombing of 1945, the rose bush eventually came back to life.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Hildesheim

St Michael's Church, Hildesheim St Michael's Church, Hildesheim
St Michael's Church, Hildesheim
The church of Saint Michael, a UNESCO
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Pelizaeus and Roemer Museum
Pelizaeus and Roemer Museum
The Roemer and Pelizaeu Museum contains
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Hildesheim Cathedral
Hildesheim Cathedral
The present cathedral, a UNESCO World
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Market Square Market Square
Market Square
This square, remarkably well
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Church of the Holy Cross, Hildesheim
Church of the Holy Cross, Hildesheim
A primitive Romanesque church from the
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Rathaus
Rathaus
The Gothic town hall (on the east side)
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