St. Mauritius Church

Hildesheim, Germany

Stiftskirche St. Mauritius is a Catholic church on the Moritzberg in Hildesheim. The early Roman basilica built in 1058-1072 has been preserved without any major changes. The interior has been Baroque since the 18th century. The cloister is one of the city's most peaceful squares. Under the church is an impressive crypt, also used for church services.



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Founded: 1058-1072
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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C H (3 years ago)
Small, wonderful cloister, very idyllic and quiet
Stefan Walter (4 years ago)
The cloister is a small pearl. The place exudes an enormous calm. A visit is definitely worthwhile.
S Re (5 years ago)
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Richard Ashcroft (5 years ago)
The 11th century St. Maurice Church with its atmospheric cloister and crypt avoided WWII destruction and remains an oasis of tranquility in the middle of Moritzberg (“Maurice Hill”). The interior and tower are 18th century Baroque. The best approach to the church is up the very narrow cobbled lane Kleine Steuer.
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