Education & Mediation

Communicating the historical, artistic and cultural dimension of the churches and cultural assets belonging to the Chapter is one of the most important tasks of the Combined Cathedral Chapter. The aim is to pass on understanding, solidarity and enthusiasm for the cultural heritage. In addition to exhibitions, lectures and conferences, the Combined Cathedral Chapter make use of the creative activities offered by the KinderDomBauhütte at Naumburg Cathedral and the KinderDomusMerseburch at Merseburg Cathedral. Both facilities are a haven of cultural education for children, young people and adults.

The KinderDomusMerseburch at Merseburg Cathedral

Emperors and bishops, ravens and magic spells, legends and historical events: at KinderDomusMerseburch, children and young people experience the 1000-year history of the imperial cathedral at first hand. In numerous thematic tours and creative activities, they learn about the treasures and secrets hidden within the historic walls, how the magnificent Ladegast organ works or what the Merseburg magic spells were used for.


Beate Tippelt
Visitor Service Merseburg Cathedral
Tel.: +49 (0) 3461 21 00 45
Fax: +49 (0) 3461 72 06 21

The KinderDomBauhütte at Naumburg Cathedral

The "KinderDomBauhütte" was established as an extracurricular place of learning in order to make the special features of the unique cultural assets clear to children and young people and to be able to preserve them and make them accessible in the long term. In exciting projects, children and young people, but also adults, are introduced to the fascinating world of work in a medieval building lodge. In the role of a stonemason, glazier or master builder, they are familiarised with the culture and way of life of the time. Holiday activities, creative afternoons for adults, children's birthday parties and projects for school classes create lasting experiences.


Jessica Buchwald
Head of Cultural Education
Tel.: +49 (0) 3445 23 01 126 
Fax: +49 (0) 3445 23 01 107 

Educational projects in the Zeitz Abbey Library

On request, it is possible to arrange guided tours of the Zeitz Abbey Library for school and youth groups. The fascinating world of books from the Middle Ages and early modern times is opened up before the children and young people. They get to know elaborately designed incunabula, manuscripts and medieval maps and experience  National and regional history at a historical location. By prior arrangement, the tour can focus on aspects of the curriculum be voted on.


Naumburg Cathedral Vistor Centre
Phone: +49 (0) 3445 23 01 133 
Fax: +49 (0) 3445 23 01 134

FSJ at the KinderDomBauhütte

Get out of school and into practice! In a voluntary social year, young people can take a close look behind the scenes of a cultural chapter and experience world heritage education on site. In the KinderDomBauhütte at Naumburg Cathedral, they have the opportunity to try their hand at guiding children and young people and to carry out projects independently. When developing their own project, they can contribute creative ideas and implement them on their own responsibility. Young people who enjoy working with people of different age groups, are interested in history and how it is conveyed, would like to work in an open-minded team and bring spontaneity, flexibility and creativity to the table are just what the KinderDomBauhütte is looking for!


Jessica Buchwald
Head of Education and Mediation
Phone: +49 (0) 3445 23 01 133 
Fax: +49 (0) 3445 23 01 107 

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