sights / Religious

Dom information

Essen , Germany
Street Burgplatz 2
+49 201 201 220 4206
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treasury adult/child €4/2
Opening hours
6.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-7.30pm Sat, 9am-8pm Sun, treasury 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 11.30am-5pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Essen’s medieval Dom is an island of quiet engulfed by the commercialism of pedestrianised Kettwiger Strasse, the main shopping strip. It has a priceless collection of Ottonian works, all about 1000 years old. Not to be missed is a hauntingly beautiful Golden Madonna , set in her own midnight-blue chapel matching the colour of her eyes. The treasury presents more fancy baubles, including a crown worn by Holy Roman Emperor Otto III, in a modern, intimate fashion.