Hildesheim's Jewish Synagogue, built in 1848, was burnt down during Krystallnacht in 1938. In the place where it once stood there is a memorial to the Jewish people condeming the sacrilegious behaviour of those years. The synangogue's original foundations were discovered during the erection of the memorial on the 50th anniversary of Crystal Night...more
A tour of the three biggest churches was our main reason for visiting, but during our visit we couldn't climb the tower of the first, the nave of the second was off limits for a service and the third was shut completely for repairs.St Andreas probably has the finest profile with its enormous copper spire, but it's the newest of the lot, rebuilt as...more
The history of the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum originates in the Roemer Museum, which was founded by citizens of Hildesheim in 1844, followed by the Pelizaeus Museum in 1911. By its name the Museum pays honour to its most important patrons Hermann Roemer (1816 – 1894) and Wilhelm Pelizaeus (1851 – 1930), to whose generous benefactions to the city...more
The construction work for the neo-classical City Theatre commenced in 1908 according to the plans of Max Littmann. Friedrich Schiller’s words are prominently displayed over the tympanum of the portal: "Der Menschheit Würde ist in Eure Hand gegeben. Bewahret sie. Sie sinkt mit Euch, mit Euch wird sie sich heben.” A rough translation: Man’s dignity...more
Originally built in 1451, burnt down in 1579, rebuilt in 1825 and then burnt down again in 1945. The Bakers’ Guild Hall was reconstructed between 1987 and 1989 according to original plans, just as the Butchers’ Guild Hall was. Today, it appropriately houses a bakery with a café.more
The Hildesheim Cathedral is on the list of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. After renovations and extensions were added in the 11th, 12th and 14th centuries, it was completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt from 1950 to 1960. Special tourist attractions include the Bernwardian bronze castings – the double bronze doors (1015) and...more
Markt 4, Hildesheim, 31134, DE
Good for: Solo
Markt 4, (formerly Le Meridien), Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, 31134, Germany
Good for: Solo
I never slept there but I visited the hotel for many business meetings and parties. It's a great...more
We had two meals in Hildesheim, an average Italian pasta at Capri and a very good breakfast at Cafe Ubersee.There seemed to be quite a few Italian restaurants and gelaterias in town, maybe we picked the wrong one though because our meal at the Capri wasn't that great. As we say, 'it filled a hole.' All I remember is the naff decor. Breakfast at...more
The Hacienda is not just a steakhouse. Steaks are a favourite meal ther but you get more. It's a steakhouse Argentinian style and a little bit Mexican. Pay once and eat until the end comes...Best food there is to eat meat from huge meat (beef, pork, lamb, chicken etc.) skewers. You just get a dish and they serve sides and meat directly to your...more
This was an historic house with a lovingly reconstructed inetrior. The staff were efficient and friendly. We did not have a meal here but had some very nice coffee and cake for 3 Euro which was a bit of a bargain and gave us the chance to check out the reconstruction which I'm guessing would have been very costly.more
Irish Pub. What can one say about an Irish Pub?I would think the Wild Geese would not be considered a typical Irish Pub, but it does have its character and, of course, lots of characters in the weekends. Say 'HI' to Dandy, the Pub Manager(es) when you visit and don't forget to ask for a pint of Guiness!There is also good food. My two favorites are...more
I've only been to this place twice. Kind of interesting atmosphere. A rather small place that seems to cater mostly to the college crowd. The decore is do-it-yourself 60s art deco like, but I think the owners kids must have done it. Well, it look as though. Seems like a nice place, anyway, with what appears to be friendly staff and patrons.The...more
Live – Acts Sa | 09.04. 25 Jahre DA CAPO - 20 Uhr - Die Jubiläumsparty - feat. Dirty Dive DevilsFr | 15.04. Zoe - 20 Uhr - Exile African Tour 2005Sa | 16.04. Benefiz – Charity Night - 20 Uhr - mit den Bands: Cissy Strut, The Dirty Dive Devils, The Blues Guys & The Guinness Horns & Pink Baxter!Mi | 27.04. Extrabreit - 20 Uhr - FriedenSa | 30.04....more
There are frequent train services connecting Hanover and Hildesheim which is only about 30 minutes or alternatively you can drive and take the A7. ICE trains also connect Hildesheim to Gottingen and Braunschweig.I found the best way to see the sights of Hildesheim was by walking but I believe you can catch the bus into town from the Hauptbahnhof...more
The best way is to go by car. Just take the A7 fromHamburg or Kassel, straight to Hildesheim.Just take a walk. Thru all the shops in the mainshopping area downtown. It´s all close together and it´s fun on saturday,because there are all these people making music and stuff.more
44 Reviews and Opinions
The pedestrianised zone of Hildesheim has heaps of nice shops and cafes that can keep you entertained if you need a break from sightseeing. There were a number of larger chainsbut I saw many a bargain as I cruised the streets.
I particularly remember a store on the right hand side just as you cross the road leaving the hauptbahnhof that was a good quality variety store at very reasonable prices. Sorry I forget the name but it was quite big so you probably wont miss it.
Rainy season: There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 47 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 47°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 22°C ( 70 - 71°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 1 - 8°C ( 34 – 48°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 3°C ( 36 - 38°F); min: -1 - 0°C (...more
Sometimes they have special events in Hildesheim. Watch out for entertainment parks, fairs, Mera Luna days or football matches. In April we visited the the women football match Germany vs. Canada.
Germany defeated Canda 3:2.
The Hildesheim handball team Eintracht Hildesheim is one of the favourites in the German second division. Their matches take place in Halle 39
Visit the Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum. It is popular for the best selection and exhibition on Ancient Egypt in Europe. Here you can see a lot of interesting exhibits . Regular specials are phantastic. It is a real must to go there.And don't forget to visit the Dome with its 1000years old rose bush.There is a fable about the bush saying that as long as...more