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On the rivers Saale and Unstrut in the middle ages, has left abundant traces: castles, monasteries, churches and vineyards, the heart of the Naumburg Cathedral. The Region is applying for the UNESCO title.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Naumburg Cathedral

    The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is the landmark of the County town of Naumburg, in the South of Saxony-Anhalt and is the heart of the UNESCO application. The Foundation stone for the Bishop’s seat was placed in the year 1029, of the splendid Development was made in the 13th century. Century. So are United in the Cathedral, the Romanesque and the Gothic in the Nicest possible way.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    The West choir in Naumburg Cathedral

    Especially in the West choir is a masterpiece of Gothic sculpture. The unknown “master of Naumburg” has created figures full of vividness and naturalness, in the 13th century. Century a Sensation. Shown are twelve representatives of the nobility, the had with their rich donations for the construction of the Naumburg Cathedral once. Among them, the Countess Uta.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Uta of Naumburg

    As the writer Umberto Ecco was asked who he would like to eat once in the evening, he replied, with Uta von Naumburg! Your grace and aloofness have made the character famous. Some of it is even regarded as the most beautiful woman of the middle ages. Walt Disney, however, took it as a template for the evil stepmother in the snow white movie.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Naumburg Market Square

    Not only because of the Cathedral, a visit to the historic centre of Naumburg, which is only a half hour by car from Leipzig’s worth. The richly decorated town houses on the marketplace are a visible proof of the wealth in earlier centuries.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Rudelsburg

    On the rivers Saale and Unstrut several trade routes crossed in the middle ages. To your protection, mighty castles built; not for nothing the Region is also called the “castle district”. One of the most beautiful of the Rudelsburg castle is on the banks of the Saale, is a popular excursion destination.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Goseck Castle, Monastery, Castle

    Some 30 castles and palaces in the castle district, many of them are good, one thousand years old. As a castle they served first in the defense, later they were converted into castles. So, too, castle Goseck: First, it was the seat of the count Palatine, then to the monastery of the Benedictines, later, in the 17th century.Century, the plant was to the castle.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    The Monastery Pforta

    In total, there were in the high middle ages, i.e. from the middle of the 11. until the middle of the 13. Century, about 50 monasteries of the Saale and Unstrut. Monks contributed significantly to the recovery of the Region. 1137 about founded the Cistercian monastery Pforta order. The technical services of the water supply with canals and mills.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Landesschule Pforta

    In addition, the monastery Pforta until today is a tradition-rich high school. Also the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche went here in the 19th century. Century for the school. The library was founded in 1570 and is today with around 80,000 book titles, one of the largest and most tradition-rich school libraries in Germany.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Silent mountain

    There are also monks who constructed a thousand years ago, the first terraces and vines planted. Today, the wine-growing region of Saale and Unstrut is the northernmost in Germany: small but fine. And when the sun is shining, you will understand why the Region is also called the “Tuscany of the North”.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Freyburg

    In the small wine town of Freyburg, many of the features of the UNESCO application combines: there is a castle, a former monastery, and plenty of Terrace vineyards. Maybe there is soon a reason for the Toast, when the UNESCO world heritage site-should decide Committee: The title goes to the “Naumburg Cathedral and the high medieval cultural landscape of the Saale and Unstrut”.

    Author: Kerstin Schmidt


  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Naumburg Cathedral

    The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is the landmark of the County town of Naumburg, in the South of Saxony-Anhalt and is the heart of the UNESCO application. The Foundation stone for the Bishop’s seat was placed in the year 1029, of the splendid Development was made in the 13th century. Century. So are United in the Cathedral, the Romanesque and the Gothic in the Nicest possible way.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    The West choir in Naumburg Cathedral

    Especially in the West choir is a masterpiece of Gothic sculpture. The unknown “master of Naumburg” has created figures full of vividness and naturalness, in the 13th century. Century a Sensation. Shown are twelve representatives of the nobility, the had with their rich donations for the construction of the Naumburg Cathedral once. Among them, the Countess Uta.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Uta of Naumburg

    As the writer Umberto Ecco was asked who he would like to eat once in the evening, he replied, with Uta von Naumburg! Your grace and aloofness have made the character famous. Some of it is even regarded as the most beautiful woman of the middle ages. Walt Disney, however, took it as a template for the evil stepmother in the snow white movie.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Naumburg Market Square

    Not only because of the Cathedral, a visit to the historic centre of Naumburg, which is only a half hour by car from Leipzig’s worth. The richly decorated town houses on the marketplace are a visible proof of the wealth in earlier centuries.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Rudelsburg

    On the rivers Saale and Unstrut several trade routes crossed in the middle ages. To your protection, mighty castles built; not for nothing the Region is also called the “castle district”. One of the most beautiful of the Rudelsburg castle is on the banks of the Saale, is a popular excursion destination.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Goseck Castle, Monastery, Castle

    Some 30 castles and palaces in the castle district, many of them are good, one thousand years old. As a castle they served first in the defense, later they were converted into castles. So, too, castle Goseck: First, it was the seat of the count Palatine, then to the monastery of the Benedictines, later, in the 17th century.Century, the plant was to the castle.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    The Monastery Pforta

    In total, there were in the high middle ages, i.e. from the middle of the 11. until the middle of the 13. Century, about 50 monasteries of the Saale and Unstrut. Monks contributed significantly to the recovery of the Region. 1137 about founded the Cistercian monastery Pforta order. The technical services of the water supply with canals and mills.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Landesschule Pforta

    In addition, the monastery Pforta until today is a tradition-rich high school. Also the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche went here in the 19th century. Century for the school. The library was founded in 1570 and is today with around 80,000 book titles, one of the largest and most tradition-rich school libraries in Germany.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Silent mountain

    There are also monks who constructed a thousand years ago, the first terraces and vines planted. Today, the wine-growing region of Saale and Unstrut is the northernmost in Germany: small but fine. And when the sun is shining, you will understand why the Region is also called the “Tuscany of the North”.

  • Unique: The Naumburg Cathedral

    Freyburg

    In the small wine town of Freyburg, many of the features of the UNESCO application combines: there is a castle, a former monastery, and plenty of Terrace vineyards. Maybe there is soon a reason for the Toast, when the UNESCO world heritage site-should decide Committee: The title goes to the “Naumburg Cathedral and the high medieval cultural landscape of the Saale and Unstrut”.

    Author: Kerstin Schmidt


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In Central Germany, halfway between Leipzig and Weimar, the castles and wine region of the rivers Saale and Unstrut. Outside of Germany has heard of this landscape, but that may change. From the 2. to 12. July, the UNESCO world heritage Committee will decide at its annual meeting in the Polish city of Krakow, whether the Region gets the coveted UNESCO seal of approval. The request bears the Heading: “The Naumburg Cathedral and the high medieval cultural landscape of the Saale and Unstrut.” Behind it a Wealth of cultural and historic testimonies from the 10. to 13. Century, which is unparalleled.

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