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Naumburg at the Saale

Here on the Saale, where two important trade routes already crossed in the Middle Ages, the margraves of Meissen decided to build a castle. Only a few years later, in 1028, the bishop's seat of Zeitz was moved here. Soon after, the construction of the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul began. The church building, consecrated before the year 1044, underwent many architectural changes in the course of its history and today it skillfully combines elements of the late Romanesque as well as the early and high Gothic periods.

  • Naumburg medieval town at the river Saale
  • MarientorThrough the Marian Gate the pilgrim enters the city
  • Market placewith St. Wenceslas City Church
  • Jesus the friend of childrenPicture by Lucas Cranach in the Wenceslas Church
  • Market place
  • On the way to the cathedral
  • the late romanesque Naumburg Cathedralas we see it today, it dates largely from the first half of the 13th century.
  • Naumburg Cathedral St. Peter and Paulis one of the most important cultural monuments from the time of the European High Middle Ages.
  • Lettner
  • LettnerDetail
  • Founder figures Ekkehard II and Uta
  • Choir stalls
  • Mary altar
  • Detailof the Mary altar
  • The cathedralseen from the cloister
  • cloister