Naumburg Travel Guide

  • Weimar, Thuringia
    Weimar, Thuringia
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  • Weimar, Thuringia
    Weimar, Thuringia
    by antistar
  • Weimar, Thuringia
    Weimar, Thuringia
    by antistar

Naumburg Things to Do

  • Nietzsche-Haus

    Although born in the tiny village of Röcken nearby, the world famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche grew up in Naumburg and attending school there. The family moved after his father, a pastor in Röcken, died. During the GDR years the name of Nietzsche was unpopular with the elite, due to him becoming a figurehead for the far-right movement in the...

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  • Stadtkirche St Wenzel

    Towering above the Marketplace and the Town Hall is the second of Naumburg's impressive churches, the Stadtkirche St Wenzel. The church's existence owes itself the competition between the town's citizenship and the bishopric that dominated political life from the Dom. It dominates the Markt, as it was intended to, especially its spectacularly tall...

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  • The Dom

    Considered to be one of the most outstanding buildings in Germany, this cathedral was relegated to the status of a Protestant Parish church during the reformation. The cathedral consists of four towers piercing the Naumburg skyline above a cluster of monastic like buildings below. From all approaches the Dom imposes itself on the town, and inside...

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  • St. Peter and Paul Cathedral (Dom)

    The Cathedral is an artistic and cultural monument of international importance and main attraction along the "Romanesque Road".

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  • Dom St Peter und Paul - the former...

    In the middle ages Naumburg was seat of a bishop. The present cathedral was mostly built in the first half of the 13th century and is one of the most famous late Romanesque buildings in Saxony-Anhalt. The four steeples are a landmark in Naumburg's silhouette.After the introduction of the reformation the first protestant bishop in the whole empire...

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  • Stifterfiguren - The Founder Statues in...

    Everyone who has ever done a German crossword puzzle will have come across a "Naumburg founder statue" with 3 letters: UTA.The statues in the western choir of the cathedral depict the founders of the church, some of whom were buried here: two Margraves of Meißen and their wives, counts, dames and knights. They were, however, created roughly 200...

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  • Stadtmuseum

    Tucked away in a corner of the Marketplace is the unassuming little Hohe Lilie, a 15th century late Gothic mansion. It now houses the town's museum. It costs 2 euros to enter, and it is open every day except Monday.

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  • Marientor

    The pale walls of the double gates of Marientor make up the last remnants of the once formidable fortifications of the city. It dates from the 15th century, and is considered to be one of the best preserved in the country.

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  • Rathaus

    This is a pleasant Renaissance building overlooking the Markt. The town hall contains a significant symbol of the struggle between the bishopric and the town's people, showing two dogs fighting over a bone to represent the conflict that resulted in the town's two competing churches.

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  • Passages

    In the center you find a lot of passages where you can shop or have a coffee. Inside you won't get soaked while it is raining.

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  • Marientor

    This is the last ramaining of five town gates. Its foundation dates back to the 14th century when the town got walled. In front of it is a vast square with a cafés and small shops selling antiques, souveniers and clothes.

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  • St. Peter and Paul Cathedral

    In 1029 the Bishops started to build a cathedral on the place where the original church stands; it was consecrated in 1042. In 1213 begun the new building of the Cathedral. The first building section in Romance style was completed in 1240. Some colorful windows of the Middle Age have remained the centuries. One of the main attraction are surely the...

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  • St. Wenceslas Church

    This parish church was first mentioned in 1228. After a fire the building was re-erected in 1426. The interior was completed in 1724 in Baroque style. I couldn't see it as the church was closed when I was here. Doors get closed everyday at 5 pm. Sunday they do not even open them.

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  • Town Hall

    The Late-Gothic town hall on the west side of the market square was build by Hans Witzleude between 1517 and 1529. In 1612 the Renaissance portal was added.

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  • Market Square

    The old residence of Bishops at the market square has the most beautiful entrance. In front of it is a café from where you can watch the street scene.

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  • Market Square

    Here you can see midst the residential buildings old storehouses.In the 15th century Naumburg was an important harbour and trading town. It was even member of the Hanseatic League.

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  • Market Square

    The market square in the centre of the Old Town impresses with completely restored Baroque and Renaissance residential buildings.

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  • Hohe Lilie

    "Hohe Lilie" is the oldest residential building in Naumburg. It was erected in 1517. Today it houses the museum of town's history. Opening times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pmAdmission: 2.00 €

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Naumburg Hotels

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Naumburg Restaurants

  • Ristorante-Pizzeria

    Serving up wonderful Italian pizzas and pasta with a great view over the Markt is the Ristorante-Pizzeria "Firenze". The service is very friendly, and the owner genuinely Italian as is the food. For the quality of flavour and location the price is also extremely good value. I sat outside and watched as the evening crowds headed for the town center...

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  • Cheap bistro

    Well, this is not a typical German restaurant and surely the best in town but it caught my eye because of the prices. I walked down the street and saw the sign "Lunch for 2.90 €". That's really a bargain and the plate made me satiated.

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Naumburg Transportation

  • Trams

    Naumburg is a small town but it does have a very limited tourist tram service. Although I didn't witness a tram moving along the length of the track, it allegedly runs between the train station and Vogelwiess every twenty minutes throughout the summer (April-September). It operates between the hours of 2pm and 6pm, but only on the last weekend of...

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  • Train

    Naumburg lies on the main Munich to Hamburg ICE line, and so is very easy to reach. It's about 30 minutes from Leipzig and two and a half hours from Berlin. There are also good regional services to towns and cities in Saxony-Anhalt, like Halle, and neighbouring states, like Weimar in Thuringia. The station is a little out of town, and walkinng into...

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  • Getting there

    Naumburg can easily be reached by car. Leave autobahn 9 at exit "Naumburg" and follow federal road 180. Parking in the centre is quite cheap (50 cents/hour). If you do not shy a five minute walk you could park out of the centre for free.

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Naumburg Warnings and Dangers

  • The truth....

    It's not really a danger, but a traveler may travel half of the globe, just to discover the obvious truth at a souvenir shop in Naumburg: a new passport does not make a new personality ;)

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  • Train station

    It's a fair walk from the station to the center of town, and not straight forward either. The walk also takes you past some run-down tenement buildings and a burnt out old factory. It looks a little intimidating at night, but during the day it was no problem, so it's probably safe. If you are heading into town from the station at night, you might...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Naumburg What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Written Jul 30, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 46 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 74°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 – 49°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 38°F); min: -3 - 0°C ( 27 - 32°F )

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Naumburg Off The Beaten Path

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    by antistar Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Naumburg is located with easy access to the three German states of Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony. It is perfectly located for visiting all of the wonderful little towns and cities in this overlooked area of Germany, like Weimar, Erfurt, and Bad Kosen. Leipzig is also only half an hour away on the ICE, and you can also reach Eisenach and its Wartburg within no time at all.

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Naumburg Favorites

  • The Wines of Saale-Unstrut

    Saale-Unstrut is Germany's northernmost wine region. The mild climate of the two river valleys allows the cultivation of vines. The products of this region have to struggle against a negative image that derives from DDR times and from attempts to do low-quality mass production after the German reunification. However, an number of ambitious...

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  • East German Cars

    The old towns of the former GDR still have a larger number of old Wartburgs and Trabants than the average. Here I found an old Trabant parked up next to a pile of trash. In case you can't tell, the pile of trash is in the foreground on the left.

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  • A Taste of the East

    Most of the former GDR towns have shed the legacy that the regime left them with and look very much like any other modern town in Europe. Still a little of the old world remains in the corners of the town, such as here where the old trams hide in the alley between two crumbling buildings.

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