Bernward’s door moves into the Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum

During the time of the restoration of the cathedral at Hildesheim until its reopening in the year 2014 the famous Bernward’s door temporarily finds its second home in the Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. It is open to public from 7 May 2010.

BernwardtürApproximately 1000 years ago the Hildesheim bishop Bernward ordered a portal for his cathedral, whose bronzen leaves were unique already at the time of their formation. The admired bronzedoors, which charlemagne commissioned to cast for the collegiate church in Aachen and excelled therewith the rivaling door of the Mainz Willigis-cathedral for the very reason of the enormous altitude of 4,72 m, but principally by the fact, that both of the Hildesheim leaves are decorated with reliefs, which make this bronzen door to a monumental sculpture. With an extraordinary plasticity and for the time of its originc nothing less than unbelievable dramatic art the biblical history of salvation is visualised in 16 arrays.