Creative afternoon for adults
On selected afternoons the KinderDomBauhütte opens its workshop only for adults. Feel like the old cathedral builders and make art in the traditional way using stone, glass or leather. Inspired by the detailed capitals, the stained-glass windows or the historical book treasures of the cathedral, very individual pieces of jewellery are created on creative afternoons - your cathedral treasure for home.
Please contact our visitor centre to book in advance.
Saturday, 03 February 2024 | 15.00 hrs
"Romanesque ray of hope"
Designing and processing an arched glass window.
Cost: 16 € per person | Duration: 2.5 hours
Traces of the Romanesque period can also be found in Naumburg Cathedral. The typical shape of the round arches is part of the vaults and windows. After a short guided tour with a view of the Romanesque elements of the cathedral, the participants solder a round-arched window made of glass.
Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 3 pm
"Cathedral garden to go"
Processing a block of stone into a customised stone planter
Cost: 13 € | Duration: 3 hours
This stone building with its filigree capitals has stood for centuries. You walk through the cathedral with its depictions of plants like in a stone garden. In the tradition of medieval stonemasons, participants work a large block of stone with tools until a suitable recess has been created. Filled with soil and plants, a small cathedral garden to-go is created.
Sunday, 08 September 2024, 3.00 pm
"Wine in stone"
Making a leaf relief from gas concrete stone according to own sketches for the open monument day
Cost: € 25 per person, incl. 1 glass of Saale-Unstrut wine + dome glass with quiver | Duration: 2 hours
The walls of the west rood screen and the famous west choir are adorned with delicate capitals made of shell limestone. Whether maple, oak, vine, mugwort or fig, the stone leaf ornaments are among the most impressive works of the Middle Ages and can also be found in nature in the "Garden of the Naumburg Master". Created in the image of nature, the capitals reveal the sculptors' precise powers of observation and craftsmanship and serve as a source of inspiration for their own designs. After a glass of Saale-Unstrut wine, the participants work with chisels, rasps and files in the tradition of the medieval building workshops and produce a leaf relief from aerated concrete stone.
Saturday, 16 November 2024, 3.00 pm
"A dazzling Christmas in the glass workshop"
Shaping an angel from colorful iridescent glass pieces
Cost: 20 € per person, incl. 1 pot of mulled wine | Duration: 3 hours
For a very long time, light has been a key symbol during advent, with the birth of Jesus bringing light to the world. This also applies to the Gothic cathedral windows in the West Choir, for instance, which were designed to brighten up the darkness of the middle ages. Our Christmas activity looks at these fascinating works of art: starting with a visit to the illuminating stained-glass window and ending with your own go at working with glass. In the KinderDomBauhütte, warm up with a mug of mulled wine as you prepare to create your own piece of glass work. Following the example of the medieval artists, cut pieces of glass in various different colours to size, breaking and grinding and soldering them together to make either a shining star or angel.