The city of Naumburg can be found at the charming confluence of the rivers “Saale and Unstrut”, surrounded by 1000-year-old vineyards. Naumburg is not only a world-famous cathedral city with the famous donor figures “Ekkehart and Uta” in Naumburg Cathedral but also offers an ideal starting point for your excursions to the proximity.
The “Saale-Unstrut” region, in the heart of central Germany, offers something for everyone. Whether city and cathedral sightseeing in Naumburg, the “Hildebrandt” organ in the “Wenzel” Church, boat trips from Naumburger “Blütengrund” to “Freyburg”, the famous “Rotkäppchen” sparkling wine cellar, the “Neuenburg” or the “Rudelsburg” – “on the Saale bright beach” – you can experience all of this and more . Walk the “Himmelswege” and discover the exciting history of the sky disc in the “Arche Nebra” or the solar observatory “Goseck”. Hiking, cycling, horseback riding, canoeing, wine tasting and “Winzervesper” (Snack) – the choice is yours. We are happy to inform you about the numerous possible excursion and events in and around Naumburg. Our friendly reception team will be happy to help.
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Sights and excursion destinations of the region
The art and cultural monument of international standing is the most visited attraction on the “Romanesque Road”. The cathedral is one of the most important cultural monuments of the Middle Ages thanks to its Romanesque-Gothic architecture and above all because of its highly Gothic monumental sculpture and building ornaments. The life-size donor statues in the “West choir (most famous couple “Ekkehard and Uta”) created by the so-called Naumburg masters in the middle of the 13th century as well as the depiction of the Passion story on the west rood screen impress with their realistic design. Architecturally significant are the late Romanesque crypt, the “Ostlettner” and the medieval glass windows.
The neoclassical residence in the Weingarten 18 was the home of the family of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche from 1858 to 1897. Today, here is the permanent exhibition “Nietzsche in Naumburg”. On the upper floor there are changing exhibitions dedicated to different aspects of Nietzsche’s life and work.
Approximately five kilometres downstream from Naumburg on a sandstone rock rises the former bishop's castle “Schönburg”. From here you can enjoy an excellent view over the Saale valley to the opposite “Dechantenberg” and castle “Goseck”. The first documented mention of “Schönburg” goes back to the 12th century. It belonged to the possession of the Naumburg bishops, who have built palace, chapel and keep. Today, the mighty tower invites you to walk up and enjoy the view. In the castle tavern you can experience a typical knight`s feast.
Naumburg is the starting point for a wide variety of cycling tours, combining sporting experiences with discoveries of nature, culinary delights and cultural sights. In particular, the cycle paths along the rivers Saale, Unstrut, Ilm and Elster and their interconnections have been newly developed and signposted in recent years.