Naumburg – on the way to World Heritage
At the heart of the castle and wine region Saale-Unstrut is the almost 1.000 year old cathedral city of Naumburg. This beautiful city will enchant you with its Romanesque and Gothic buildings as well as the colourful town houses and picturesque streets from the Renaissance and Baroque period. Today you can see the wealth which Naumburg gained through trade fairs in the Middle Ages.
The landmark of the city is the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. It is one of the most important cathedrals of the European Middle Ages and is the major attraction on the Romanesque Road in Saxony-Anhalt. The Naumburg Master, a name given to an anonymous medieval sculptor who created his masterpiece; the twelve donor portraits in the west choir of the cathedral; which one is often referred to as the “most beautiful woman of the Middle Ages.” The Naumburg Cathedral and the cultural landscape of the river Saale and Unstrut are included in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The decision is due in the summer of 2017.
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