Cathedral of St. Sephan and St. Sixtus – Halberstadt

The point of origin of Halberstadt´s development into the most important city in the foothills of the Harz mountains was a station of Carolingian missionaries. Here a bishop´s seat was founded around the year 804. The foundation stone of today´s elegant gothic cathedral, following French models, was laid in the 1230s.
Some works have remained from the romanesque era, especially the baptismal font of marble. The most important work of art furnishing the cathedral is the monumental triumphal cross, produced around 1220. The treasury of the cathedral counts among the most precious ensembles of Middle Age artwork. Three romanesque tapestries and a byzantine paten should be mentioned of the most distinguished works there.

A number of romanesque churches was taken over in the Halberstadt area, in the first place the Collegiate Church of Our Lady and the Benedictine Monastery of Huysburg.


Architecture and Furniture

Regular guided visits

Opening times

November to April
Monday: visitation only within a guided tour
Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00h – 16.00h

May to October
Monday to Saturday: 10.00h – 17.00h
Sunday: 11.00h – 17.00h


Domplatz 16 a
38820 Halberstadt
++49(0)3941-24 23 7