Celebrations in Hildesheim

The Michael's Church Hildesheim, 1031. Photo: Wikipedia

Hildesheim (Germany) is particularly well known for its churches. The Cathedral and St. Michael’s Church are impressive examples of Romanesque religious art and architecture dating from the first centuries oft he Holy Roman Empire oft he German nation. Both churches, though seriously damaged by war events, still have a large number of historical objects, which provide a unique overview of the way in which the churches were decorated and designed during the Romanesque period. In the Cathedral, this includes Bernward’s Door, which was cast in bronze in 1015, and Christ’s Pillar dating from 1020. With its monumental painted ceiling dating from the 13th century depicting the lineage of Christ, St. Michael’s Church is considered to be one of the most beautiful early Romanesque churches in Germany. As masterpieces of religious architecture. The 1,000-year-old rosebush, which continues to bloom at the apses of the Cathedral, is also one of the city’s popular tourist attractions.
Following the 1000-year anniversary of St. Michael’s Church in 2010, the Bishopric of Hildesheim celebrated in 2015 the 1200th anniversary of the founding of the bishopric. Hildesheim’s museums are home to the treasures of these churches.