Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Sights

Dom St. Peter und Paul (St. Peter and Paul Cathedral)

  • Dompl. 16 Map It
  • Naumburg
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

Perched high above the city and dominating the skyline, this cathedral is the symbol of Naumburg. For the most part constructed during the latter half of the 13th century, it's considered one of the masterpieces of the late Romanesque period. What makes the cathedral unique, however, is the addition of a second choir in the Gothic style less than 100 years later. The Gothic choir is decorated with statues of the cathedral's benefactors from the workshop of the Naumburger Meister. Be sure to find Neo Rauch's red triptych windows in the St. Elisabeth Chapel. The most famous statues are of Uta and Ekkehard, the city's most powerful patrons. Uta's tranquil face is everywhere, from postcards to city maps.

  • St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral, Naumburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and, Thuringia, Germany, Europe.

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Sight Information

Address:

Dompl. 16, Naumburg, Saxony-Anhalt, D–06618, Germany

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Phone:

03445-23010

Sight Details:

  • €6.50

Published 04/23/2016

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