Naumburg Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is regarded as a unique testimonial to medieval architecture and art. It was constructed in 1028 and finally expanded to a double chancel in the 13th century. The special combination of stained glass, architecture and sculpture makes the west choir a fascinating complete work by the Naumburg master mason. Visitors can also admire the famous statue of Uta von Ballenstedt here.
The fact that construction took place in two stages provides a clear illustration of the transition from late Romanesque to early Gothic architecture. Particular highlights of Naumburg Cathedral include the twelve donor statues and the scenes showing the Last Supper through to the Crucifixion integrated in the west choir screen. The very realistic depiction should provide the observer with new emotional insights into biblical events. There is an impressive cathedral garden to the south-west. A stroll through the wide variety of flora, taking you past historic ponds, adds the finishing touch to a visit to the World Heritage Site. Naumburg Cathedral is a major attraction for visitors on the "Romanesque Route".
Naumburg Cathedral is part of the 'Earthly treasure and architecture' UNESCO route. Other stops on the route are:
UNESCO World Heritage sites:
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