Guided Tours for Individuals

Naumburg Cathedral with its Romanesque crypt, twin choir screens and masterly West Choir with its statues of the cathedral’s donors can be visited in many different ways. Public tours of the Cathedral are available every day and we regularly take visitors up the towers or into the mysterious Cathedral Chapter Archive. Please note that all public guided tours are in German only. We have created an audio guide for self-guided tours which explains the unique architecture of the Cathedral, its works of art made of stone, glass and wood and the splendours of the treasury vault. The cathedral premises also contain the Cathedral Garden, an exhibition of the works of the Naumburg Master and the cloister with the Church of St Mary.

From June to October 2020 we show you our unknown side in numerous special and expert tours.

We look forward to seeing you!

Public Tours of the Cathedral

Our expert tour guides take you back to the high middle ages and reveal the mysteries of the history of the building, surprising details on the numerous treasures and exciting stories about the statues of the cathedral’s donors.

March to October
Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. | 2 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. | 2 p.m. | 4 p.m.
Sunday, religious festivals: 12 noon | 2 p.m. | 4 p.m.

November to February
Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. | 2 p.m.
Sunday, religious festivals: 12 noon | 2 p.m.

Duration: approx. 60 min
Prices: Adults: 9.50 €, concessions: 7.50 €, Kurkarte holders: 6.50 €, school-aged children: 3.00 €

Tower tour

Reach for the sky! The incredible view over the cathedral complex, the city and the wine region of Saale-Unstrut makes the tower climb well worth the effort.

March to October

Friday to Sunday, religious festivals: 3 p.m.
Price: 3.00 €

Not suitable for persons with a fear of heights. Sensible footwear must be worn. The tower climb is not suitable for children under 6 years old.

Cathedral Chapter Library and Archive

Naumburg Cathedral looks back over a fascinating 1,000-year history. Testimony to this history is provided by the more than 30,000 precious manuscripts and 2,500 deeds in the archive and library. Staff at the Cathedral Chapter Archive will welcome you to the exquisite new library in the west cloister and explain the fascinating stories behind the documents.

April to October

Every first Saturday of the month: 1 p.m.
Price: 3.00 €

Tour with Audio Guide

Visitors can also use the audio guide to explore Naumburg Cathedral. This is included in the admission price. Be guided through the cathedral and the treasury vault at your own pace. The audio guide provides detailed information on all of the cathedral’s highlights including the West Choir with the twelve statues of its donors, the oldest stone sculpture of St Elizabeth and the windows in the Chapel of St Elizabeth designed by Neo Rauch as well as many other works of art.

Duration: approx. 120 min
Languages: German, English, French