Essen Cathedral

The west chancel with three sections, inspired by that of Aachen, is the oldest part of this cathedral (10C). The church, which is built over an Ottonian crypt, is a Gothic hall church dating from the 13C. Don't miss the Golden Virgin, a masterpiece dating from 980 which is said to be the oldest statue in the West. The cathedral's treasury with its four processional crosses (10C-11C) is also worthy of note.

Useful information

Address:

Burgplatz, 45127 Essen

Price:

4 €

Opening hours

treasury 10am-5pm, Sun 11.30am-5pm - closed some Bank Hols

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