The Naumburg Cathedral is world-famous, primarily because of the works of the “Naumburg Master“, an architect and sculptor, whose name is unknown and who was responsible for the planning and construction of the west choir. First of all, “Uta“, the monastery figure, which was created by the “Naumburg Master“ is able to fascinate thousands of people every year.
The Naumburg Cathedral Gardens, recultivated and newly designed in 2011, unify old ponds, bastions of the medieval Immunity Wall, walk ways and Zwinger Gardens as well as the unique “Garden of the Naumburg Master“. In this garden the visitor may study and admire the local plant world. Exactly these plants served to inspire the Naumburg Master. He used these plants as models for the friezes and the keystones of the west rood screens and the west choir.
During the national exhibition “The Naumburg Master – Sculptor and Architect in the Europe of Cathedrals“ (from June 29th till November 2nd 2011) the visitors can learn about the medieval construction methods in a special site hut. Thus, the visitors can experience how a monastery figure is created. For children and teenagers there is a special site hut, called “Kinderdombauhütte“ in the North of the Cathedral Garden, where they can take part in several educational offers. The Cathedral Garden will also serve as impressive scenery for artistic events like theatre plays and concerts.
Garden is only accessible during opening hours of the cathedral (entrance fee).
March to October
Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday/public holidays: 11 am to 6 pm
November to February
Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday/public holidays: 12 am to 4 pm
24.12./31.12.: 9 am to 12 am/ 9 am to 2 pm
Naumburg Cathedral, Cathedral Treasure Vault and Cathedral Garden
Domplatz 16/17, 06618 Naumburg
phone: +49 (0) 3445/ 230 133
fax: +49 (0) 3445/ 230 134