Guided Tours for Tour Groups

Tour groups can plan their visit to Naumburg Cathedral to meet their needs and interests. In a range of guided tours, we show you the 1,000-year cultural history of the cathedral, our most delicate treasures and other views. Our visitor centre will be happy to offer advice and put together a traditional or completely customised tour schedule for you.

We have also summarised all the guided tours on offer for you in a brochure: Group offers Naumburg Cathedral

Here you can discover the cathedral in a virtual tour.

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Guided tour of the cathedral: World Heritage masterpiece

The almost 1000-year history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site holds numerous exciting details. Learn interesting around the special features of the Naumburg Cathedral - from the Romanesque crypt to the modern ones, stained glass windows designed by Neo Rauch in the Elisabeth Chapel. Ihe focus of the tour is the work of the Naumburg master, who made the cathedral the heritage of mankind have made. Of course you will also be impressed by the beauty of the margravine Uta, with which The Italian historian and writer Umberto Eco would have been all too happy to meet for dinner.

Duration: 60 min
Price: 70.00 € plus admission

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Guided tour of the cathedral and cathedral treasury: Of works of art and legends of the saints

After you have seen the treasures of the cathedral, including the twelve life-size founder figures or the oldest stone figure of Saint Elizabeth, discover you in the cathedral treasure vault high-quality works of art from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and modern times. The Guided tour presents the highlights as well as stories and legends surrounding the Naumburg Cathedral treasures. In the process, you will get answers to exciting questions such as: If in the 16th century the Radiant Madonna was able to stop the cathedral fire and thus saved the donor figures? What is hidden behind the contradictory face of the Pietà? What was the purpose of the sensational Naumburg St. John's bowl?

Duration: 90 min
Cost: 100,00 € guide fee plus entrance fee

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Guided tour of the cathedral and exhibition: The Way and Works of the Naumburg Master

This tour is the ideal complement to the classic cathedral tour. After the original testimonies in the cathedral, artistic replicas and animations illustrate the creative path of the creator of the west choir and west rood screen, who is unknown by name but nevertheless famous. But where did the Naumburg master come from and where did he learn his craft? How did he manage to breathe so much life into the stone? Numerous unanswered questions can be answered in the exhibition and vividly demonstrate the peculiarities of his craftsmanship.

Duration: 90 min
Cost: 100,00 € guide fee plus entrance fee

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Guided tour of the cathedral and cathedral garden: The Naumburg Master and his garden

After all the impressive masterpieces in the cathedral offers the adjacent garden ensemble exactly the right Place to enjoy art and nature in a relaxed atmosphere on to have an effect on you. During your tour roam you the gardens of the former canons' houses, the Zwingergarten with its enchanted residential tower and the kitchen garden and orchard, which are based on the horticultural Use in the 19th century refer. In the "Garden of the Naumburg Master" you will have a view of the west choir can recognize what a close relationship flora and Fauna to the Naumburg Cathedral.

Duration: 90 min
Cost: 100,00 € guide fee plus entrance fee

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Guided tour of the cathedral with ascent of the tower: Change of perspective. World heritage from near and far

The four towers of Naumburg Cathedral dominate the city skyline and are visible from far and wide. Once you have discovered the masterpieces inside the cathedral, climb to the viewing platform of the 52 metre-high northwest tower. Pass the roof framework with its enormous roof and vault construction on your way up to the historic belfry. The tour takes you past the three large bells from the 16th century and right up to the top of the tower. The reward for your exertions is an unparalleled view over the city of Naumburg and the Saale-Unstrut region.

Duration: 90 min
Cost: 100,00 € guide fee plus entrance fee

Not suitable for visitors with a fear of heights. Suitable footwear required.

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Through the cathedral with the Naumburg Master or donor figure Uta: costume tour

Contemporary witnesses take the floor! Accompany the Naumburg master and experience the building history of the west choir from his very personal point of view or Let the most beautiful woman of the Middle Ages, Margravine Uta, let you in on the secrets surrounding her creator and his works of art. What relationship did the founders once have with each other? What does the unique smile of Reglindis tell us? What do Margraves Hermann and Ekkehard II have to do with the founding of the city of Naumburg? We take you on an exciting journey into the High Middle Ages and make the everyday life of laymen, clerics and craftsmen comprehensible.

Duration: 60 min
Cost: 100,00 € guide fee plus entrance fee

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Special guided tour of the cathedral and cathedral garden with small wine tasting: From the wine capital to wine enjoyment

Wine and art - a delightful combination, especially in the Saale-Unstrut wine region. However, what the wine capital of the Naumburg Cathedral with the enjoyment of wine, you will learn during the guided tour through the cathedral area. Thereby Follow in the footsteps of Romanesque architecture and the learn, using the example of original testimonies, which circumstances led to the change from Romanesque to Gothic. In an incomparable ambience, enjoy what the local winegrowers have to offer - exquisite wines from the land of wine and stone. Let yourself be surprised by interesting and amusing facts about the significance of wine in Naumburg Cathedral.

April-October
Duration: 90 min
Costs: 25,00 € p.p. including 3 wine samples, glass and quiver

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Tour by torchlight: Immerse yourself in the Romanesque

Enjoy the world heritage Naumburg Cathedral with all senses. Through light and dark, sound and silence, warmth and Cold we take you to the time of the Romanesque. After the gates of the cathedral have closed, you ascend with us down into the crypt shrouded in candlelight and marvel at the still remaining from the time of the first cathedral building Romanesque crucifix from 1170. Accompanied by liturgical Sounds of ancient times will lead you on the tour in the glow of the flashlight into the east choir. Through the otherwise You will enter the three-aisle building through the closed doors of the latrine. nave, whose size in the meager light even more imposing than in daylight. In the process you explore the impressive Romanesque ornamentation and move some of the Detail in the right light.

Duration: 60 min
Costs: 200,00 € guide fee plus admission

Exclusively for a group and only bookable outside opening hours in the winter months

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Exclusive guided tour of the cathedral archives and library: Scripture in secret

The medieval historian and head of the cathedral archives Dr. Matthias Ludwig gives you rare insights into the more than 30000 precious archival documents and 2500 Holdings comprising documents. In the archive vaults and library rooms of the west cloister he tells of entertaining incidents and interesting stories. At the same time, it becomes clear what high importance even today the medieval writings for science. This opens up new opportunities at the authentic places fascinating insights into the scarcely 1000-year history of the cathedral.

Duration: 60 min
Cost: 100,00 € guide fee plus entrance fee

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Legends of the towers and chapels: Christmas whispers

As the scene of numerous significant historical events. and meeting place for millions of people the cathedral also holds one or two legends, interesting lore or fanciful tale. Whether baptistery, evangelist chapel or the chapel of the Saint Elisabeth, which in 2007 on the occasion of the 800th birthday of of the saints was reopened - they all envelope exciting stories. At the original places will be You discover and experience apparently hidden details, what you can learn about the cathedral, its towers and chapels whispers like this for centuries....

Start of December to end of January
Duration: 60 min
Price: 70.00 € plus admission

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Exclusive experience tour for Christmas and New Year: The Magi and their star

Please note that this guided tour is in German only. Once upon a time, the three kings followed the star of Bethlehem to witness the miracle of the birth of Jesus and present their gifts – gold, frankincense and myrrh. Follow in their footsteps in this special tour: Journey to Naumburg Cathedral under the star! You will be astonished to discover how often the world-renowned Christmas story of Jesus, Mary and the wise men from the east is concealed on altars, windows and paintings and how the way it is presented has changed over the course of time.

Start of December to end of January
Duration: 90 min
Cost: 100,00 € guide fee plus entrance fee

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