Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum
Named after Hermann Roemer and Wilhelm Pelizaeus, the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum is a world-famous archaeological museum in Hildesheim with a significant collection of ancient Egyptian art.
31134 Hildesheim, Germany
If you’re looking for a big city with charming medieval flair, you should definitely go to Hildesheim. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to admire here. Discover more about the diverse attractions of this cathedral and university city, which attracts families, as well as solo travellers, couples and groups. B & amp; B Hotel Hildesheim offers cheap and comfortable accommodation close to Hildesheim Central Station.
Visiting Hildesheim’s old town is like taking a walk through an historical picture book: starting with the world-famous Cathedral of St. Mary of the Ascension with its 1000-year-old rose tree, the legendary Knochenhauer Butchers' Guild Hall on the historic market square, and the Werner house on Brühl street. Stroll through the half-timbered district with its narrow streets and its rose-petal details. Admire the elaborate carvings on the facade of Wedekindhaus or visit Hildesheim’s most famous church, St. Michaelis, the most important religious building north of the Alps.
Would you like to learn more about the history of the city of Hildesheim? There’s lots to learn and discover, for example, the city museum or the World Cultural Heritage visitor centre, dedicated to the cathedral and St. Michaelis Church. Equally recommendable: the Rose Museum at the Baroque Magdalen Garden. And Hildesheim also offers a lot of culture away from the museums. For example, you can check out the Theater für Niedersachsen and regular music events, such as M'era Luna Festival or Jazztime Hildesheim.
Hildesheim is full of gastronomic meeting places where you can relax, while the buzz of the city and the river Innerste pass you by. They include the restaurant "Die Insel" or the "Eiscafé Capri". Hearty Lower-Saxon cuisine is served in the city's most rustic wine bar, the "Mayor's Chapel". Real south-German flavours can be sampled in "Meyers Treppchen". If you want to combine strolling and shopping, you’ll love the Arneken Gallery, or one of the many unique, boutique stores in the pedestrian zone.
All major sights are centrally located and are just a few minutes’ walk from one another. Bus tickets cost €1.40 (children aged 6 and above cost €0.75). If you’re travelling further out, tickets cost from €2.40 upwards (children aged 6 and above cost: €1.40). Important for night owls: There is a good network of night-bus connections, especially on weekends.