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Cathedral treasure chamber

The 'Domschatzkammer' (cathedral treasure chamber) in Essen can show you during your city break that the Ruhr Area has even more to offer than industrial heritage.

The treasures in Essen's cathedral bear witness to more than 1,000 years of history, art and ecclesiastical life in the Ruhr metropolis. Since the diocese of Essen was founded on 1 January 1958, the "Münster am Hellweg" site has been the bishop's own church, and as such a cathedral.

The Cathedral Treasury of Essen, right in the middle of the city centre, houses numerous world-famous and important works of art, including the Golden Madonna (one of the oldest sculptures of the Medieval period), the Seven-Armed Candlestick, the Battle Sword of Otto the Great, and the Child's Crown of Otto III.

The Cathedral Treasury of Essen offers various guided tours for groups. Tailored to the interests and requirements of the visitor groups, guided tours with trained personnel are available.

Furtehr information

Domschatzkammer Essen

Burgplatz 2
45127 Essen
Tel.: +49 (0)201 2204206
Fax: +49 (0)201 2204236
E-Mail: domschatz(at)bistum-essen.de

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday and on holidays 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Corpus Christi, All Saint's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day.