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Hildesheim

HildesheimThe historical center 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 center was destroyed; only a few lanes in the southern center remained unchanged. Today the center 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 Cultural Heritage sites in 1985.

  • St. Mary's Cathedral, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, dates back to the 11th century. See the bronze doors and bronze column, both commissioned by Bishop Bernward around 1015 and the 1000-year-old rosebush.
  • Church of St. Michael (Michaeliskirche), early Romanesque church famous for its architecture and the unique "Jessebom", a painted family tree of Jesus-Christ on the wooden ceiling. Also World Cultural Heritage.
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Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany)