World Heritage Photos

Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim

St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim: St. Michael's Church is an early-Romanesque church in Hildesheim, Germany. Bernward, bishop of Hildesheim, laid the first stone of St. Michael's Church in 1010 and dedicated the church to the Archangel Michael in 1022. St. Michael's Church was completed in 1031. In the crypt is the tomb of St. Bernward. St. Michael's Church is a masterpiece of Ottonian Art. The twelve pillars in the nave allude to the twelve apostles and the four square columns to the four evangelists. The most significant work of art in St. Michael's Church is the painted wooden ceiling, dating back to the first half of the 13th century. St. Michael's Church was heavily damaged during WWII, reconstruction started in 1950 and was completed in 1957. St. Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim was built between 872 and 1061 in the early-Romanesque style. Hildesheim Cathedral is a masterpiece of Ottonian Art. The treasures of St. Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim include the bronze Bernward Doors and bronze Bernward Column, also known as the Christ Column. Another important work of art is the Hezilo chandelier, the largest of four extant Romanesque wheel chandeliers of that period, the other surviving examples are the Azelin Chandelier, also in Hildesheim, the Barbarossa Chandelier in Aachen Cathedral and the Hartwig Chandelier in the Abbey of Comburg. St. Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim was destroyed during WWII, it was rebuilt in the period 1950-1960. An renovation started in 2010. The cathedral was re-opened in 2014. St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1985.

www.werelderfgoedfotos.nl   © Copyright   World Heritage Photos

Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim: The most significant work of art in the St Michael's Church is the...

St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim:

The most significant work of art in the St Michael's Church is the painted wooden ceiling,

dating back to the first half of the 13th century. The ceiling depicts the genealogy of Christ.

St Michael's Church was heavily damaged during WWII, the ceiling survived the war in a

bunker. The reconstruction of St Michael's Church started in 1950 and completed in 1957. 

  1. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim: The most significant work of art in the St Michael's Church is the...

    St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim:

    The most significant work of art in the St Michael's Church is the painted wooden ceiling,

    dating back to the first half of the 13th century. The ceiling depicts the genealogy of Christ.

    St Michael's Church was heavily damaged during WWII, the ceiling survived the war in a

    bunker. The reconstruction of St Michael's Church started in 1950 and completed in 1957. 

  2. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Michael's Church at Hildesheim: An Ottonian Romanesque capital in the nave. The church was built in the period in 1010-1022 and...

    St Michael's Church at Hildesheim: An Ottonian Romanesque capital in the nave.

    The church was built in the period in 1010-1022 and dedicated to the Archangel Michael.

    The painted stucco-work of St Michael's Church is a treasure of Ottonian Romanesque

     architecture. St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim were declared 

    an UNESCO World Heritage in 1985.

  3. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Michael's Church at Hildesheim: The painted ceiling above the nave. Bernward, the bishop of Hildesheim, laid the first stone of the St...

    St Michael's Church at Hildesheim: The painted ceiling above the nave.

    Bernward, the bishop of Hildesheim, laid the first stone of the St Michael's Church in 1010.

    The highlight of the St Michael's Church at Hildesheim is the painted wooden ceiling, dating

    back to the first half of the 13th century. The twelve pillars in the nave alludes to the twelve

    apostles and the four square columns allude to the four evangelists.

  4. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - The St Michael's Church is an early-Romanesque church at Hildesheim in Germany. St Michael's Church was completed in 1031. St...

    The St Michael's Church is an early-Romanesque church at Hildesheim in Germany.

    St Michael's Church was completed in 1031. St Michael's Church is a true masterpiece of

    Ottonian art. The painted ceiling and the stucco-work are treasures of Romanesque art.

    St Michael's Church in Hildesheim is part of UNESCO World Heritage: St Mary's Cathedral

    and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim.

  5. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Michael's Church is an early-Romanesque church at Hildesheim in Germany, the crypt  houses the tomb of  St....

    St Michael's Church is an early-Romanesque church at Hildesheim in Germany, the crypt 

    houses the tomb of  St. Bernward. The famous bronze Bernward Doors were originally

    made for the St. Michael's Church, but are now used at the nearby St. Mary's Cathedral

    at Hildesheim. The St Michael's Church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: St Mary's

    Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim.

  6. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim, also known as Mariendom (Dom St. Mariä Himmelfahrt). The Bernward Monument in the Domhof...

    St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim, also known as Mariendom (Dom St. Mariä Himmelfahrt).

    The Bernward Monument in the Domhof (Cathedral Yard) of the cathedral of Hildesheim.

    The monument is the more than life size bronze statue of Bernward. Bernward was the 13th

    Bishop of Hildesheim, from 993 until his death in 1022. The Cathedral at Hildesheim was built

    in 872-1061. St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim is a masterpiece of Ottonian Romanesque Art.

  7. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim: The Hezilo chandelier was made in 1060. The Hezilo chandelier is made of gilt copper and...

    St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim: The Hezilo chandelier was made in 1060.

    The Hezilo chandelier is made of gilt copper and is six metres in diameter. The Hezilo

    chandelier is the largest of four extant wheel chandeliers of its time, the other surviving

    examples are the Azelin Chandelier (the oldest), also at Hildesheim, the Barbarossa

    Chandelier in Aachen Cathedral and the Hartwig Chandelier in the Abbey of Comburg.

  8. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim: The bronze Bernward Column, also called Christ Column. The almost four metres tall Christ...

    St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim: The bronze Bernward Column, also called Christ Column.

    The almost four metres tall Christ Column depict scenes from the life of Christ in twenty-four

    reliefs. Among the most important Ottonian Romanesque treasures of St Mary's Cathedral at

    Hildesheim are the bronze Bernward Doors, made in 1015, and the Bernward Column, made

    in 1020. Another important work of art is the Hezilo chandelier.

  9. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim: The cloister of the Cathedral of Hildesheim. The St Anne's Chapel was built in the cloister...

    St Mary's Cathedral at Hildesheim: The cloister of the Cathedral of Hildesheim.

    The St Anne's Chapel was built in the cloister courtyard in 1321. The chapel is located

    to the east of the apse on St Anna's Cemetery, which is surrounded by three cloisters.

    The St Anna's Chapel is the firts Gothic building in Hildesheim. Hildesheim Cathedral

    was destroyed during a bombardment in March 1945, it was rebuilt in 950-1960.

  10. Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim - St Mary's Cathedral in Hildesheim: The Thousand-year-Rose, or the Rose of Hildesheim, grows on the wall of the apse of...

    St Mary's Cathedral in Hildesheim: The Thousand-year-Rose, or the Rose of Hildesheim, grows

    on the wall of the apse of Hildesheim Cathedral. The Rosa canina is believed to be the oldest

    living rose in the world. Hildesheim Cathedral was ruined during WWII, parts of the rose were

    burned, but the roots remained alive and the rose re-grew and blossomed again among the

    ruins of the cathedral. The Rose of Hildesheim became a legend. The rose is the symbol of

    the Holy Mother of God, the cathedral and of Hildesheim, the City of Roses and Churches.