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
The design of this double-chancel
15 minutes
Pelizaeus and Roemer Museum
Pelizaeus and Roemer Museum
The Pelizaeus Museum contains a rich
90 minutes
Hildesheim Cathedral
Hildesheim Cathedral
The present cathedral is a copy of the
30 minutes
Market Square
Market Square
This remarkably well reconstructed
15 minutes
Church of the Holy Cross, Hildesheim
Church of the Holy Cross, Hildesheim
A primitive Romanesque church from the
15 minutes
Rathaus
Rathaus
The Gothic town hall (on the east side)
15 minutes