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Cathedral City Halberstadt

Photo: Ulrich Schrader

Halberstadt Cathedral is the landmark for this 1200-year-old bishop's city in the northern Harz foreland and whose sacred Gothic and Romanesque buildings are visible from afar. Only 15 kilometres from Blankenburg (Harz), one of the most extensive medieval church treasures can be seen here. More than 650 works of art from the 5th to the 18th century can be admired in the Halberstadt Cathedral Treasury.

In terms of urban development, Halberstadt uniquely combines history and modernity. The city centre, which was destroyed by firebombs in April 1945, was rebuilt after 1990. Modern buildings fit harmoniously into the still preserved historical part. Enthusiasts of half-timbered houses will find well-preserved buildings in the narrow streets of Halberstadt.

However, the focus is on the sacred buildings that reflect the history of this former bishopric:  with the cathedral and its medieval treasury, Church of Our Lady, Parish Church of St. Katharina and St. Barbara, St. Martin’s Church, parish and monastery church of St. Andreas, Moritz Church, St. John Church and St. Laurentius Church.

Halberstadt Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady belong to the Romanesque Road. The longest piece of music in the world, designed to run for 639 years, is part of the John Cage project in the Burchardi Monastery. The Huysburg Abbey on the nearby Huy Ridge, also on the Romanesque Road, is still a Benedictine monastery.

In the summer you can cool off in the nearby Halberstadt Lake which attracts many people for a wide range of activities such as swimming, boating, beach volleyball or table tennis.

Holidaymakers in Blankenburg (Harz) can take the HATIX bus to Halberstadt for free.


Tourist Information Halberstadt

Holzmarkt 1

38820 Halberstadt

Telephone: +49 (0) 3941 551815

fax: +49 (0) 3941 551089

Halberstadt is easily accessible from Blankenburg (Harz) by bus and train. Overnight guests can use buses free of charge with HATIX.