Freiberg Cathedral St. Mary

Freiberg Cathedral St. Mary


The European cultural monument of the Silbermannstadt

Few buildings are as representative of the Silbermann city of Freiberg as the medieval St. Mary’s Cathedral. The sacred building was erected around 1180 as a Romanesque basilica and is today one of the most important European cultural monuments. Situated on the historic Untermarkt, the late Gothic building dominates Freiberg’s townscape. Both art and organ lovers can marvel at the magnificent interior of the cathedral with the Silbermann organs, the tulip pulpit and the miner’s pulpit, the Romanesque “Golden Gate” or the cloister with burial chapel during the regular themed guided tours. Also worth seeing is the tomb of the Wettin electors, which has recently been reopened to the public after years of restoration.


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