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This page offers you audioguided tours in the monuments of the Monasteries Helfta, Jerichow and Gernrode as well as the Cathedrals Quedlinburg and Merseburg.

Please open the index card "Audioguide" below the descriptions of the monuments.

 

The production of the audio guides as well as the esablishment of the download portal has been financially supported by the project CrossCulTour. CrossCulTour has been implemented within the scope of the Central Europe-Programme and co-finacned by the EFRE. Further information on CrossCulTour can be found here.

 


Monastery and Minster St. Marien and St. Nikolai - Jerichow


Founded during the 12th century the monastry nowadays is among the oldest and most important brick buildings eastern the river Elbe. The Praemonstratensian of Jerichow formed the architecture of middle and northern Europe in a sustainable way. The Church was a Prototype for over 20 other churches of the region. A main part of the architectural sculptures was preserved. The museum of the monastry informs about the history and importance of Jerichow and the monastry. In Summer there are concerts and exibitions in the monastry halls and yard.

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    • A fascinating Journey through the Middle Ages and the Beginnings of Europe

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    • 0 Romanesque Art in Saxony-Anhalt

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    • 1 Cash desk

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    • 2 Entrance of the East wing

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    • 3 Parlatorium

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    • 4 Fraternei

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    • 5 Summer refectory

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    • 6 South wing

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    • 7 Winter refectory

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    • 8 West wing

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    • 9 Courtyard

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    • 10 Chapter house

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    • 11 Siderooms of the chapterhouse

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    • 12 Dormitory

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    • 13 Canons portal

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    • 14 West gallery

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    • 15 Easter candle

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    • 16 West crypt

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    • 17 East crypt

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    • 18 Sanctuary

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    • 19 Vestry

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Collegiate Church St. Cyriakus - Gernrode


The collegiate church of St Cyriakus errected by duke Gero in at the beginning of 10th century is one of the most impressing buildings on the "Street of Romanesque" in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The total missing of right angles is expression and example for medieval people's mind. The most important artifact in Gernrode is the Holy Grave - the oldest presaved analog of the grave of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem.

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    • A fascinating Journey through the Middle Ages and the Beginnings of Europe

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    • 0 Romanesque Art in Saxony-Anhalt

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    • 1 Welcome

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    • 2 Baptismal font

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    • 3 West crypt

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    • 4 West apsis

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    • 5 Organ

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    • 6 Longhouse roof

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    • 7 Tomb of St. Elisabeth

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    • 8 Gravestone of Gero

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    • 9 Pulpit

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    • 10 Longhouse

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    • 11 Cross section

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    • 12 Epitaph of Gero

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    • 13 Long axis

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    • 14 East crypt

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    • 15 Altar room

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    • 16 Cloister yard

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    • 17 Entrance hall

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    • 18 The big bell

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    • 19 Travel tips

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Collegiate Church of St. Servatius - Quedlinburg


The former collegiate church St. Servatii is one of the most famous high Romanesque buildings in Germany. In the 10th century Quedlinburg became one of the most important palatinate under the rule of King Heinrich I. After Henry‘s death his widow Mathilde founded a monastery for women on the Schlossberg (castle`s mount).

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    • A fascinating Journey through the Middle Ages and the Beginnings of Europe

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    • 0 Romanesque Art in Saxony-Anhalt

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    • 1 Welcome to St. Servatius Church

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    • 2 Introduction to the convent

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    • 3 Building History of the Collegiate Church

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    • 4 Capitals and Friezes

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    • 5 The treasury

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    • 6 Heinrichs Comb

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    • 7 Servatius reliquary

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    • 8 Oriental flacon

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    • 9 Samuels Gospel

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    • 10 Servatius crook

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    • 11 Otto and Adelheid

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    • 12 Box of Heinrich

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    • 13 Canas jar

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    • 14 Destiny of the treasure

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    • 15 Reliquary shrine

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    • 16 Wooden mosaic

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    • 17 Box with coat of arms

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    • 18 Evangelistarium of St. Wiperti

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    • 19 Crypt and memoria

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    • 20 Crypt and paintings

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    • 21 Tapestry

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Helfta Monastery


The cloister of St. Mary was known in the 13th Century as the crown of German cloisters, famous because of the scientific work of the nuns and their mysticism.
Three women founded Cloister Helfta in the 13th century: Mechthild von Magdeburg, Mechthild von Hackeborn and Gertrud (The Great) von Helfta. Their spiritual work remains of influence to this day. After 450 years, nuns of the same order live in Cloister Helfta again. 

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    • A fascinating Journey through the Middle Ages and the Beginnings of Europe

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    • 0 Romanesque Art in Saxony-Anhalt

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    • 1 Welcome to the Monastery of Helfta

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    • 2 History

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    • 3 Reconstructing Monastery Helfta

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    • 4 Gertrud von Helfta

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    • 5 Mechthild von Hakeborn

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    • 6 Mechthild von Magdeburg

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    • 7 Education and retreat house

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    • 8 Hotel An der Klosterpforte

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    • 9 Town and order museum of Helfta

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    • 10 Gertrud Chapel

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    • 11 Meditation in the Gertrud Chapel

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    • 12 The stone project

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    • 13 The living labyrinth

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    • 14 Convent Church St. Mary

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    • 15 Convent Church St. Mary Part 2

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    • 16 Travel recommendations

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Ss. John the Baptist and Lawrence`s Cathedral - Merseburg


The crypt of the cathedral of Merseburg St. Johannes and Laurentius from the early 11th century is one of the most important and most beautiful examples of the Romanesque architecture in Germany. In the cathedral`s library the famous "Merseburger spells " were discovered, written in old-high-German language.

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    • A fascinating Journey through the Middle Ages and the Beginnings of Europe

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    • 0 Intro Transromanica

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    • 1 Welcome to Ss. John the Baptist and Lawrence's Cathedral

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    • 2 United Cathedral

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    • 3 The Beginning

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    • 4 - 0 Entrance Hall

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    • 4 - 1 Tomb of Hagen

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    • 4 - 2 Kunigunde Altar

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    • 5 Under Organ

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    • 6 - 0 The Nave

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    • 6 - 1 Seating and Pulpit

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    • 7 Triumph Cross

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    • 8 - 0 Ladegast Organ

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    • 8 - 1 History of Organ

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    • 9 Tietmar of Merseburg

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    • 10 - 0 Tumba Epitaph

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    • 10 - 1 Legend of Raven

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    • 11 Crypta

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    • 12 Rudolf von Schwaben

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    • 13 Seating in Choir

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    • 14 High Altar

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    • 15 Vestry

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    • 16 Baptismal Chapel

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    • 17 Covered Walk

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    • 18 Goodbye

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    • 19 Travel Recommendation

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