Have a question about Naumburg? Ask a local resident for special Naumburg insider tips ...
In case you have a specific question for Naumburg or would like a Naumburg insider tip from one of our local property owners and Naumburg experts. Simply add your question and enter your email address. You will typically receive responses from us soon, in many cases within less than 24 hours! Please note: We do not share your email address with with anyone. Responses will solely be sent from us.
Previously asked Naumburg questions and answers:
Here is a list of Naumburg questions that were already answered by our local residents and property owners. Please browse through them. In case you still have a question that is not answered here please use the form above.
- Cultural & History
- Don't do this
- Evening - Going out
- Getting Around
- Local Events
- Local Food Specialties
- Local Travel Tips
- Points of Interest
- Sports & Leisure
Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?"Where in Naumburg can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 09/03/2014)
Are there any cultural highlights, museums?
Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?
Good restaurants for dinner?
Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.
Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?
How to get around and find best means of local transportation?
Where to find good quality groceries?
Are there any special local events?
Are there any local food specialties one should try out?
What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"Why should someone do a vacation in Naumburg? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Naumburg, which everyone visiting Naumburg should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Naumburg that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 05/15/2014)
Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?
Are there any points of interest or local attractions?
What are good places to go for shopping?
Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?
Questions around the weather, different seasons, ...
Popular Points of Interest in and near Naumburg
[ source: Naumburg (official home page) ]
Naumburger Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Naumberger Dom)
The Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral is an artistic and cultural monument of international importance. The late Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral goes back to the 13th century. The most impressive details are the west-rood-screen with the Passion relief and the features life-sized figures depicting the twelve founders of the Cathedral (including two famous couples, Ekkehard and Uta, and Herrman and Reglindis). Its valuable interior includes some glass windows from the Middle Ages, the east rood-screen and a late Romanesque crypt.
Hours: March-October Mon-Sat.9:am - 6pm. November-February Mon.-Sat. 10am - 4pm. On Church holidays and Sundays open from 12:00 pm onwards.
Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 2-3 €.
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche spent his childhood and adolescence in Naumburg in the home of his mother's family. The house is now a museum documenting aspects of his life and work..
Hours: end of March - beginning of November, Tuesday - Friday 2pm - 5pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am - 4pm.
Admission: Adults 2 €, Concessions 1 €.
Some parts of the medieval town fortifications survive, including one of the old town gates, the Marientor. This is the only town gate fortress of the original five that survived. It is a rare example of a double-gate fortress with a curved courtyard completed with gate-houses and battlements. The main building is from the 14th century. Now it is used in summer for open air events such as
Nine Naumburg Nights, cinema screenings and theatre performances.
Hours: the inner rooms of the Marientor are open mid-March to the end of October from 10am - 4:30 pm daily with a wonderful view of the city.
St. Wenceslas Church
The Gothic St. Wenceslas Church, which displays paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder (including
Suffer the Little Children to Come unto Meand
The Adoration of the Three Magi) and the Hildebrandt organ that Johann Sebastian Bach played on. The It stands to the south of Naumburg market square and is the landmark of the civil part of town. It was rebuilt after 1426 and the interior was redone in Baroque style in 1724. The West portal was built around 1510/1520. If you climb the steeple of the church you will have a great view of Naumburg and the surroundings.
Hours: April: Mon-Sat 1pm - 3pm. May- Oct Mon - Sat 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm.
What is your insider travel tip for Naumburg?
Travel Insider Tips for Naumburg
Local industries include the manufacture of foodstuffs, textiles, machinery and toys. Naumburg is in a wine-growing region, with numerous vineyards in the surrounding area. SC Naumburg was a former football club in the town from September 1899 to 1908.
Things to See in Naumburg
The most important architectural landmark of the town is St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral (known in German as the Naumburger Dom), an impressive late Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral, built between the 13th and 15th centuries.
The early Gothic western rood screen was built in 1250. The eastern screen was added in the high Gothic style in the first half of the 14th Century. The Romanesque crypt under the east gallery was established around 1170 and was part of an earlier building. Both of the towers at the east end of the church are octagonal and have Baroque canopies. The south-western spire was completed only in 1884; both western spires are closely modelled on the spires of the cathedrals of Laon and Bamberg (Bamberg vacation rentals | Bamberg travel guide). The pulpit dates from 1466.
Its interior includes windows from the Middle Ages, as well as the famous 13th century statues of the founders of the cathedral, Margrave Ekkehard and his wife Uta, along with other local nobles.
The western tower has been open to the public since Easter 2007, after having long been closed for renovations.
The late Gothic town hall (Rathaus).
The late Renaissance residence of the Duke Moritz of Saxony-Zeitz.
The Gothic St. Wenceslas Church, which displays paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and the Hildebrandt organ that Johann Sebastian Bach played on.
The former bishop's castle Schönburg, which overlooks the town and the Saale River.
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche spent his childhood and his later years in Naumburg in the home of his mother's family. The house is now a museum.
Every year on the last weekend in June, when the cherries are ripe, the city of Naumburg celebrates the Hussite Cherry Festival. This festival has a long tradition and dates back to at least the 16th century. Since the 17th century the celebrations have been connected with a supposed (but actually fictitious) siege of Naumburg by the Hussites in 1432. A teacher is said to have led his pupils outside the gates of the beleaguered town to beg the Hussite commander Andreas Prokop for mercy. The latter granted their request and gave the children cherries. The legend is commemorated in the song “Die Hussiten zogen vor Naumburg” (The Hussites marched on Naumburg) written by Karl Friedrich Seyferth in 1832.
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Naumburg
The first written record of Naumburg dates from 1012, when it was mentioned as the new castle of the Ekkehardinger, the Margrave of Meissen (Meissen vacation rentals | Meissen travel guide). It was founded at the crossing of two trade-routes. The successful foundation not long beforehand of a Propstei Church on the site of the later Naumburger Cathedral was mentioned in the Merseburg (Merseburg vacation rentals | Merseburg travel guide) Bishops' Chronicles in 1021. In 1028 Pope John XIX gave his approval for the transfer of the bishopric from Zeitz (Zeitz vacation rentals | Zeitz travel guide) to Naumburg. Until 1568, during the Reformation, Naumburg was the seat of the bishops. The last Catholic bishop was Julius von Pflug. The foundation of the Cathedral school is dated to 1030. Naumburg has been known as a town since 1144.
Naumburg was a significant trading centre on the Via Regia in the Middle Ages, especially because of the Naumburg Trade Fairs, first known to have taken place in 1278. The emergence of Leipzig (Leipzig vacation rentals | Leipzig travel guide) as a trade-fair centre from 1500 and the Thirty Years' War adversely affected the Naumburg economy.
In 1846 the town was connected to the rail line from Halle (Halle vacation rentals | Halle travel guide) to Erfurt (Erfurt vacation rentals | Erfurt travel guide), in 1889 to Artern and eventually in 1900 to Teuchern. On the 15th September 1892 a steam tram system opened in Naumburg. From the 2nd January 1907 it was electrified.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Naumburg is a town in Germany, on the Saale River. It is in the district Burgenlandkreis in the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, formerly a part of East Germany. It is approximately 60 km (37 mi) southwest of Leipzig, 50 kilometers (31 mi) south-southwest of Halle, and 40 kilometers (25 mi) north-northeast of Jena.
Where to stay in Naumburg?
Check out our selection of hand-selected and quality Naumburg vacation rentals and holiday apartments.