Special theme tours

From June to October we invite you everey Friday to the secret sides of our World Heritage Site. In special theme tours, we focus on exciting, often untold topics of Naumburg Cathedral. Once a month you will be accompanied by experts such as our director Dr Holger Kunde or restorers from the glass workshop, who report exclusively on their field of expertise. other tours will give you insights into the almost 1000 year old cathedral history, selected works of art or we surprise you with a special winetasting or sunset tower tour. In addition, on three Saturdays, the renowned photographer Jürgen Sieker will guide you through his photography exhibition "Uta meets Nina".

We look forward to seeing you!


Friday, 26 June 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Expert tour
Friday, 26 June 2020 | 5.15 p.m.
On Cathedral tour with the director
Hardly anyone knows Naumburg Cathedral as well as monastery director Dr. Holger Kunde. Exclusively he shares with you exciting anecdotes and his very personal favourite places.

Friday, 3 July 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
Need some words?!
We discover numerous proverbs that are hidden all over the Cathedral.

Friday, 10 July 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
The Naumburg Cathedral Cemetery: a place of peace and contemplation
The Cathedral Cemetery tells of Naumburg's city history in a very special way.

Friday, 17 July 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
Kunst zum (Be)Greifen: Heinrich Apels Werke am Naumburger Dom
Zu Ehren des kürzlich verstorbenen Künstlers zeigen wir Ihnen herausragende Bronzewerke seines Schaffens im Dom.

Friday, 24 July 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Expert tour
Where has the money gone?
Treasurer Grit Schödel knows where the riches of the past have been invested.

Friday, 31 July 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
Outstanding flora of the Naumburg Master
We take you into our garden and show you how the Naumburg Master was inspired by local plants.

Friday, 7 August 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Expert tour
Additional: 5.15 p.m.
Heavenly shimmering: Walls made of glass in Naumburg Cathedral
Exclusively, the glass workshop will show you how they have been making the windows of Naumburg Cathedral shine anew since 2017.

Friday, 14 August 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
From the grape to the glass
What the Naumburg Master "grew" in stone capitals is still cultivated in the Saale-Unstrut region. We serve and combine art with wine enjoyment.

Friday, 21 August 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
It’s getting wild. Legendary animals at Naumburg Cathedral
A safari in Naumburg Cathedral? No problem. Many animals can be seen in our World Heritage Site.

Friday, 28 August 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
Up High in the Evening Glow! Cathedral Towers at Sunset
Climb with us into the glowing evening sky for probably the most romantic view of the Saale-Unstrut region.

Friday, 4 September 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Expert tour
Between plague and cholera: Naumburg in the mirror of its epidemics
Between superstition and first medical measures, Naumburg Cathedral has often had to face epidemics.

Friday, 11 September 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
Unique treasure of the Romanesque Route: the Chapel of St Giles
The clear Romanesque architectural style of the Chapel of St Giles still inspires art and architecture lovers today. 

Friday, 18 September 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
I Spy
We invite children and their families to an entertaining discovery tour through our World Heritage Site.

Friday, 25 September 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
A Glimps into the Master’s Plans
We glimpse into the plans of the famous creator of the West Choir and West Choir Screen and reveal construction secrets of the medieval cathedral.

Friday, 2 October 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Expert tour
About pilgrims and tourists
The head of the visitor centre, Kirsten Reichert, knows why Naumburg Cathedral has always attracted visitors.

Friday, 9 October 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
Death and eternal memory: Funeral culture in Naumburg Cathedral
Often untold are the stories about the numerous artistic tombstones that can be found all over the cathedral. Today we want to tell them.

Friday, 16 October 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
Seven times a day: Liturgical rituals in Naumburg Cathedral
One of the greatest treasures of Naumburg Cathedral are the huge missals, which were still in daily use well into the 19th century. We explain the many liturgical rituals.

Friday, 23 October 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Special guided tour
Visit Uta costume tour
Uta von Naumburg herself will guide you through Naumburg Cathedral.

Friday, 30 October 2020 | 6.30 p.m. | Expert tour
Amsdorf and the beginning of the Reformation in Naumburg Cathedral
Provost Johann Schneider takes you into the stirring period of upheaval of the Reformation, when Martin Luther consecrated the first Protestant bishop in Naumburg Cathedral.

You meet Sieker

In the special exhibition Uta meets Nina world-famous works of art meet celebrities such as Nina Hagen, Henry Maske and Katarina Witt. On three Saturdays the photographer Jürgen Sieker invites exclusively to a tour of the exhibition and talks about his experiences with his famous photo objects.

Samstag, 11. Juli 2020, 18.30 Uhr
Samstag, 5. September 2020, 18.30 Uhr
Samstag, 3. Oktober 2020, 18.30 Uhr

Contact and ticket order

Please note:

Due to the current regulations for the containment of the Corona pandemic, there is unfortunately only a limited number of visitors who are allowed to take part in the tour. In order to be able to trace chains of infection, we ask you to contact our visitor centre in advance in writing if you want to take part in the guided tour, providing the necessary data (name, first name, address, telephone number).

Tel.: +49 (0) 3445 23 01 133 
or +49 (0) 3445 23 01 120
Fax: +49 (0) 3445 23 01 134