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.
By planeThe nearest commercial airport is Hanover Airport (HAJ). Approximately 30-40 minutes by car or around one hour by train.
By carHildesheim is connected to the Autobahn network with A7.
- It is an ICE stop every hour for several connections, like Berlin - Frankfurt.
- There is also Regional-Express from Hanover every hour or so.
- There is also two S-Bahn-lines from Hanover every half hour or so.
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, .
Marktplatz- and surrounding buildings which include, among others, Rathaus (Town Hall), Knochenhauer-Amtshaus (Butchers' Guild Hall), Bäckeramtshaus (Bakers' Guild Hall), Tempelhaus and Wedekindhaus.
Umgestülpter ZuckerhutHalf-timbered house,built between 1500 and 1510, destroyed in World War II, reconstructed in 2010.
address: DomhofUNESCO 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 in the cloister.
phone: +49 5121 34410address: MichaelisplatzEarly Romanesque church famous for its Ottonian architecture and the unique "Jessebom", a painted family tree of Jesus-Christ on the wooden ceiling. Also World Cultural Heritage.
address: AndreasplatzIt has the tallest church tower in Lower Saxony (114.5 metres, can be accessed and offers great views).
Museums and Galleries
phone: +49 5121 93690address: Am Steine 1-2One of the oldest museums in Germany, with world class collections of natural history, ancient Egyptian and Peruvian antiquities, and local history. The museum is also noted for the quality of its special exhibitions.
phone: +49 5121 29936 85address: Markt 7Museum located in a reconstructed Knochenhauer-Amtshaus (Butchers' Guild Hall building) next to the Markt. Permanent exhibition concerns city history.
phone: +49 5121 307 760address: Domhof 18-21A rich collection of liturgical objects and works of art of exceptional quality spanning many centuries.
address: Marienburg 1, 30982 PattensenConsidered one of the most important neo-Gothic historical buildings in Germany, the castle will transport you back to a day in the life of a Hanoverian court. Its many turrets dominates the rolling hills of the valley of the River Leine. You can take a comprehensive tour of the castle allowing you to see its grand halls and historic rooms.
phone: +49 5062 96 40 294address: Schlossstraße 1, 31188 Holle; visitor center: Astenbeck 42, 31188 HolleFormerly home to the artist Georg Baselitz, this castle has opened to the public in 2017. Now owned by Andrew Hall, who renovated and curated art exposition with his wife Christine. It is within the boundaries of the village Derneburg, being part of the Holle municipality,
phone: +49 5121 134208address: Lerchenkamp 5290 climbing routes, 1.000m² climbing area, 14m heigh wall.
M'era LunaEach year around 25,000 fans of metal, industrial, dark-wave and goth music gather at this festival which is possibly the most famous of its kind in Europe. Many top names in these genres have performed here at least once and the 2014 event included Within Temptation and Marilyn Manson among others.
phone: +49 5121 280935address: Frankenstraße 43aCafé and Bistro in the style of American colonial architecture.
Eiscafé Capriphone: +49 5121 2081766address: Almsstraße 3Great ice cream parlor located in the pedestrian area.
phone: +49 5121 14535address: Dammstraße 30Restaurant and cafe on a small river island.
phone: +49 5121 888000address: Brauhausstraße 40German cuisine and South German specialities. Beer garden in a beautiful location.
phone: +49 5121 14698address: Friesenstraße 17Selection of over 200 different cocktails, many other drinks and non-alcoholic alternatives.
phone: +49 5121 7509450address: Langer Garten 1Big brick building right next to the railway, former factory. Inside a cafe, club, cinema, exhibition spaces, workshops and who knows what more.
phone: +49 5121 42717address: Schirrmannweg 4
phone: +49 5121 53179address: Peiner Landstraße 185
phone: +49 5121 179213address: Humboldtstraße 11
phone: +49 5121 17929 99address: Rathausstraße 8
phone: +49 5121 17170address: Bahnhofsallee 38
phone: +49 5121 3000address: Markt 4