No Barriers

We offer barrier-free access in Naumburg Cathedral, Merseburg Cathedral and the Zeitz Abbey Library.
There are not only barrier-free entrances, but also audio guides in plain language, wheelchairs to borrow and art to touch.

NAUMBURG DOMIN

Naumburg Cathedral is certified according to the criteria of the "Travel for All" project and bears the seal of approval: 

"Accessibility tested - barrier-free for people with walking disabilities and for people with cognitive impairments".

You can find all the information here:

Accessibility tested_Naumburg_Dom

Mobility
Access to the cathedral is barrier-free. There are disabled toilets in the cloister as well as the cathedral treasury and access to the cathedral garden. The cathedral treasure vault and the exhibition are accessible via a lift. The lift also guarantees access to the exhibition "The Way and the Works of the Naumburg Master" and the cathedral library. In the cathedral garden, the network of paths is laid out in such a way that almost all areas are accessible without barriers. You can also borrow wheelchairs for your visit to the cathedral at the visitor's desk.

Visually-impaired and Hearing-impaired
The audio guide provides detailed information on Naumburg Cathedral and its highlights such as the West Choir with its twelve donor statues, the oldest stone sculpture of St Elizabeth or the new window designed by Neo Rauch in the Chapel of St Elizabeth and other works of art. The Cathedral Treasury Vault with its distinguished artistic and cultural artefacts is also described in great detail.

Art to touch
You can feel the handrails designed by Heinrich Apel at the entrance to the east choir "Saint Francis and the Animals" and "The Narrow Path to Paradise" in all their rich detail.

You can also book our guided tours as a group with deaf or hearing-impaired people. Please bring a sign language interpreter with you on the tour.

Merseburg Cathedral

Mobility
Merseburg Cathedral is easily accessible for wheelchair users on the northern side from the castle courtyard via a ramp. The nave itself is at ground level and allows a view of the raised east choir. Another ramp provides access to the cloister.

The cathedral treasure area in the south cloister at the cloister ensures that every guest can experience the screening of a film on the history of the cathedral. For wheelchair users, this has been achieved via a specially created platform.

Visually-impaired and Hearing-impaired
The audio guide provides detailed information on Merseburg Cathedral and its highlights, such as the Ladegast organ, the chapels and other works of art. The chapter house with its outstanding art and cultural treasures is also explained in detail.

The model of the cathedral in the vestibule also allows the structure of the cathedral to be easily recognised and understood

You can also book our guided tours as a group with deaf or hearing-impaired people. Please bring a sign language interpreter with you on the tour.

ZEITZ ABBEY LIBRARY

Mobility and listening

The Abbey Library is accessible by wheelchair. A lift leads to the library on the upper floor in the gatehouse. You can reach the lift at the back of the gatehouse. It is installed on the outside. The various rooms in the Abbey Library are accessible without barriers.

You can also book our guided tours of the Abbey Library as a group with deaf or hearing-impaired people. Please bring a sign language interpreter with you on the tour.

Plain language

Our website is also written in plain language.
This explains:
Who are the United Cathedral Founders?
What belongs to the United Cathedral Founders?
What else can you find on the Internet site?

United Cathedral Founders

The United Cathedral Founders have existed since the 10th century.

The emperor has built his kingdom-kingdom.

The emperor's name is Otto the Great.

The kingdom consists of regions.

From Unstrut.

From Saale.

From resin.

And Elbe.

 

The emperor created important culture.

Otto the Great planned 2 bishoprics.

Diocese is called:

A bishop administers a region.

The 2 dioceses are:

Merseburg.

And Zeitz.

 

In 1004, a new emperor reigned.

The Emperor Henry the 2nd

The bishop left Zeitz.

He goes to Naumburg.

At the same time, a collegiate monastery was built.

Kollegiatstift is called:

Community from the priests.

 

The collegiate monastery is built in Zeitz.

People care about churches.

They donate and bring money.

The people are called founders.

Now it is 1,000 years later.

The buildings are still standing.

 

The world war destroyed a lot.

The foundations had to change.

Now there are cathedral chapters.

This means:

Leader of a church.

 

Today they help the churches.

You get money.

They cultivate important art and culture.

We also have

We have 2 candidates for UNESCO World Heritage.

These are the Zeitz World Map and the Merseburg Magic Sayings.

UNESCO is an organisation.

UNESCO protects art and culture.

Children's dome building hut and children's dome

We have the children's cathedral construction hut.

The Children's Cathedral Construction Hut is located in Naumburg.

We have the Children's Domus Merseburch.

The Children's Domus Merseburch is located in Merseburg.

The Children's Dome and the Children's Domus is for children and adults.

Here we produce works of art.

We work like middle-aged artists.

The Children's Dome and the Children's Domus are certified.

They are certified as pedagogical focal points.

A place of learning outside of school.

Every year, 9,000 students come.

605 hectares of land

We have 360 hectares of agricultural land.

We lease out the land.

This means:

We get money from land landlords.

Land hosts can grow plants there.

In Saxony.

In Saxony-Anhalt.

In Thuringia.

The money alone is not enough for the foundation.

We have 245 hectares of water runs.

And nature conservation areas.

We care for them.

You can rest there.

 

36 Buildings

We have 36 buildings.

In Zeitz.

In Merseburg.

In Naumburg.

 

Some still need to be rebuilt.

Foundation purpose

The Foundation serves:

Ecclesiastical purposes.

Cultural purposes.

Research purposes.

Community Purposes.

 

The foundation helps:

Art.

Culture.

Monument care.

Research.

 

Culture is at the centre.

And the thoughts of the people.

How do we fulfil the purposes?

 

We preserve and maintain:

Our churches.

Our cultural goods.

Our equipment.

Our buildings.

 

We show society:

The churches.

The cultural goods.

 

The art.

Naumburg Cathedral?

Naumburg Cathedral is a big church.

You can visit the cathedral.

In the cathedral there are very famous works of art.

For example, a statue: Uta.

People all over the world know Uta.

In the cathedral there are exhibitions of famous artists.

In the cathedral there is a treasure chamber.

In the cathedral there is a beautiful garden.

In the cathedral there is an old library.

In the library there are very old handwritings and books.


Merseburg Cathedral?

The cathedral in the city of Merseburg was built by an emperor and his wife.

Their names were Heinrich and Kunigunde.

That was 1,000 years ago.

The cathedral is now called the Kaiser-Dom.

It is very magnificent.

You can see many works of art there.

 

Many people come and want to see the Kaiser-Dom.

Zeitz Abbey Library?

The Abbey Library is a very old library.

There are many old books in the Abbey Library.

There are also many old hand scripts.

The books and hand-writings belonged to the bishops.

A bishop is a priest.

The bishop in Zeitz was the most important man for the church in Zeitz and Naumburg.

That was a very long time ago.

 

This time is called middle-age.