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Cathedral of St. virgin Mary: photo description (Der Hildesheimer Dom St. Maria Himmelfahrt)

Cathedral of St. virgin Mary was built in the mid XI century on the site of an earlier Romanesque Basilica. According to legend, Louis the German, son of the Emperor Charlemagne, was hunting in these places in 815 and hung on the rosebush relics of the virgin Mary, but was not able to take them off after the hunt... Louis took this sign as a sign from above and ordered to build a Church. A thousand years of rose Bush still grows in the apse of the Cathedral and survived even the bombing of the twentieth century.

The Cathedral is decorated with original works by local foundry art foundry was opened here at the Bishop Bernward. Here you can see the amazing bronze column Bernardo, Dating from the year 1022 depicting scenes from the life of Christ. On the bronze doors of the Cathedral are images of the creation and scenes from the New Testament. Unique bronze chandelier XI century three meters in diameter and the font of the XIII century, standing on four rivers of the garden of Eden".