From the Bishop's Curia to the WORLD HERITAGE CENTER at Naumburg Cathedral

On July 1, 2018, Naumburg Cathedral was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List as a masterpiece of human creativity and a significant intersection of human values in relation to the development of architecture. Now the World Heritage Center is being built in the building of the former bishop's curia Domplatz 1 opposite Naumburg Cathedral. This consists of a visitor information center for the UNESCO World Heritage Naumburg Cathedral and the cultural landscape along the Saale and Unstrut rivers including a museum and an event area. In addition, the surrounding gardens will be restored. The official start of construction took place on March 10, 2023 with the handover of the funding decision of the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the placement of the time capsule.

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"We are on a very good path"

A total of 119,701 people visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site Naumburg Cathedral in 2022. "We are on a very good path in terms of the development of visitor numbers," said the director of the United Cathedral Foundations, Dr. Holger Kunde, looking back on the past year. "The Marienretabel, which stood in the west choir for just under five months, generated very great interest. But the 9 Euro ticket also brought us many visitors from central Germany," Dr. Kunde continued. "We are constantly working in the visitor service department to make the service for the guest on site first-class, and in the marketing and public relations department new visitors are being addressed with exciting campaigns."

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Counterstatement of the United Cathedral Foundations on the research results of ICOMOS Germany on the Naumburg Cranach Triegel Retable

In preparation for the printing of the results of the scientific colloquium of the United Cathedral Foundations in November 2022, the authors Dr. Holger Kunde and Dr. Matthias Ludwig have published their contribution "Der Marienaltar im Westchor des Naumburger Domes und seine Altarflügel von Lucas Cranach dem Älteren. A critical source study" published in advance on the homepage of the foundation.

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