Church of St. Michael (Michaeliskirche) - World Cultural Heritage

Hildesheim is a city in the north German region (Land) of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen).


The historical centre of Hildesheim consisted of over 1900 half-timbered buildings and was often called "Nuremberg of the north" up to the Second World War. During the war, 90% of the centre was destroyed; only a few lanes in the southern centre remained unchanged. Today the centre consists mainly of postwar buildings, 1950 to 1970. However, many historical monuments have been reconstructed. In this process, some of the changes of the last few centuries were removed and the original form of the buildings restored. Two church buildings were declared UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1985.

Get in

By plane

The nearest commercial airport is Hanover Airport (IATA: HAJ). Approximately 30-40 minutes by car or around one hour by train.

By car

Hildesheim is connected to the Autobahn network with A7.

By train

Get around

The city centre can be explored comfortably on foot. All objects of interest and public buildings are out-described. The cycle track net is nearly complete, up to few distances in the centre. Also for cyclists there are own, uniform signs in the city and the region of Hildesheim. For further distances buses and taxis are present. A single ticket for the city bus costs €2.15 for adults and €1 for children (2012). It applies 60 minute long to as many as desired uses. With the city ticket at the price of €6.80 2 adults and 2 children can make as many as desired bus travels during whole day. For nighthawks there is the night bus for the city and the entire county. No extra charge. For more informations call Stadtwerke Hildesheim, ☎ +49 5121 66666.


Marktplatz with City Hall, Tempelhaus (Tourist Info), Wedekindhaus, Lüntzelhaus, Bakers' Guild Hall and Rolandbrunnen (fountain).
Bakers' Guild Hall
Butchers' Guild Hall
Wernersche House after the renovation 2011


Museums and Galleries

Further afield

Castle Marienburg






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