Domschatzkammer

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Burgplatz 2, Essen, Germany

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Domschatzkammer - Treasure Chamber of Essen Cathedral Aug 26, 2010
The treasure chamber of the cathedral contains the precious art works and liturgical devices that are now owned by the bishopric and the cathedral chapter. The core of this collection is the medieval treasure of the convent of canonesses. Medieval church art of highest quality, with pieces that are more than 1000 years old. Amazing and well worth seeing.

The treasure chamber has always been located in a building by the southern transept of the church. After the destructions in World War II a new building has been erected in the same spot. The finest pieces of the treasure are on display in a modern museum architecture over three floors.

The finest is easily missed: the Ottonic crosses with their elaborate emamels are in the basement, and the staircase down is hidden behind the back wall of the entrance hall. Museum staff are aware of this problem, they show everyone the way.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00

Entrance fee: adults 4 €, concessions 3 €, children 2 €

Strictly no photography inside!
Domschatzkammer entrance
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