Der Merseburger Dom hat seit dem 1. Juni 2021 wieder für Besucher geöffnet. Voraussetzung hierfür ist, dass die Inzidenz des Saalekreises unter 100 bleibt. Auch der Domshop ist wieder geöffnet und es können sich Besucher im Domstiftsarchiv anmelden. Hier kann ein Besuch aber nur nach vorheriger Anmeldung und in einem festgelegten Zeitfenstern erfolgen.


- Access is open to all, showing a negative test or proof of vaccination/health is not required to visit.
- There are a limited number of visitors allowed in the Cathedral at any one time, so advance registration is recommended, especially for groups. The purchase of a time slot ticket is possible via our Shop (fast access in the time window is then guaranteed).
In order to be able to trace infection chains, visitor data must be collected and stored. To facilitate data collection, the Luca app used. Luca-App is used.
- It is mandatory for employees and guests to wear a medical mouth guard in the facilities.
- The flow of visitors is directed in the cathedral in such a way that arriving visitors and those leaving the cathedral do not collide.
- The applicable spacing regulations must be observed.
- Possibility for disinfection will be available in the cashier area and in the toilets.
- All surfaces and sanitary facilities are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.

Öffentliche Führungen für Individualgäste sind wieder möglich. Ein Nachweis für Getestete, vollständig Geimpfte, Genesene oder geimpfte Genesene ist vorzuweisen.

Guided tours for groups are available by appointment only for those who are tested, fully vaccinated, recovered or recovered and vaccinated with appropriate proof. You can find further information on this here.

Current Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, religious holidays: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

For further questions please contact the visitor service of the Vereinigte Domstifter:

Visitor Service Vereinigte Domstifter

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

Welcome to Merseburg Cathedral!

A thousand years ago, Merseburg was one of the most important residences of Henry II and Cunigunde, the only imperial couple ever to be canonised. They were responsible for laying the foundation stones of a cathedral in which centuries of art would be immortalised, and were the reason it rose to become one of the most important cathedral buildings in Germany. The Bishopric of Merseburg became widely known through Bishop Thietmar, whose world-famous chronicle provides insight into the events surrounding the imperial cathedral.

Als Teil des Dom-Schloss-Ensembles ist er heute ein Juwel an der „Straße der Romanik“. Die in Dom und Domschatz präsentierten Altarretabel, Skulpturen, Epitaphe, Gemälde und Handschriften, darunter die berühmten Merseburger Zaubersprüche sind von besonderer kulturgeschichtlicher Bedeutung. Ein Klangerlebnis der besonderen Art bietet die romantische Ladegastorgel



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Vereinigte Domstifter zu Merseburg und Naumburg und des Kollegiatstifts Zeitz

This public foundation’s roots date back to the 10th century. The Vereinigte Domstifter (Combined Cathedral Chapters of Merseburg and Naumburg and the Collegiate Church of Zeitz) oversee the administration of both Naumburg and Merseburg Cathedrals, plus the Chapter Library in Zeitz and various other properties. Today, the foundation’s remit includes preserving its rich cultural heritage and promoting current services with benefits for society.

Naumburg Cathedral – UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Naumburg is one of the most important cultural monuments from the European High Middle Ages and is a major visitor attraction on the “Romanesque Road”. The two rood screens separating the choirs from the nave are particularly impressive. It is the only church in the world to house two rood screens from the High Middle Ages! The main highlight is the West Choir with the rood screen and its 12 statues from the middle of the 13th century, depicting the cathedral’s donors. Among these works by the Naumburg Master, the statue of Uta, in particular, is said to depict the “most beautiful woman of the Middle Ages”.

Zeitz Chapter Library

The chapter library in Zeitz hosts a large number of extraordinary treasures. The oldest and most important literary collection in Saxony-Anhalt includes items dating back to the middle ages and early modern period. It is unique to find so many historical items together in one place, and on display across several grand rooms. A life-sized statue of Bishop Julius Pflug welcomes visitors into his study.

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