Top things to do in Hildesheim

Top Choice International in Hildesheim

Schlegels Weinstuben

The lopsided walls of this rose-covered, 500-year-old house add to its charm. Inside are historic rooms and, in one corner, a round, glass-topped table fashioned from a well, where you can dine overlooking the water…
Top Choice Museum in Hildesheim


This engaging museum showcases 1000 years of church history in the cloisters of World Heritage–listed Mariendom Cathedral. Its permanent exhibition From the Middle Ages to the Modern explores church life and religio…
Church in Hildesheim


Hildesheim’s Unesco World Heritage–listed cathedral took its present form in 1061 and was virtually rebuilt after its WWII bombing, then reopened in 2014 after a painstaking renovation and restoration process. It’s …
Area in Hildesheim


Hildesheim's 'Half-Timbered Quarter' is but a shadow of its former self – before WWII some 1900 of these buildings stood here – but it's still a great place to see typical old German architecture; start from around …
Church in Hildesheim

St Michaeliskirche

The Unesco-protected Church of St Michael was built in the Romanesque style in 1022 and reconstructed after war damage. Unusual features inside include the alternation of round columns and square pillars as supports…
Ice Cream in Hildesheim


This cafe right on the main square features tables outside plus a rustic-styled upstairs dining room decorated with old-fashioned coffee mills. There's a regular food menu but the main attractions are the numerous t…
Museum in Hildesheim

Roemer-und-Pelizaeus Museum

This museum houses one of Europe’s best collections of Egyptian and Peruvian art and artefacts. There are dozens of mummies, scrolls, statues and wall hangings, but the life-size re-creation of an Egyptian tomb (of …
Italian in Hildesheim

Da Filippo

A casually elegant Italian restaurant directly across from the Roemer-und-Pelizaeus Museum, Da Filippo serves up a variety of pizzas, huge bowls of delicious pastas and other favourites such as chicken piccata, veal…
Mediterranean in Hildesheim

Café Desseo

Generally billed as a tapas bar, this excellent venue is actually more of an all-rounder, with sandwiches, delicious wraps, pasta, pizza and other dishes right up to the top-of-the-range steak. In summer there’s out…
International in Hildesheim

Nil im Museum

This relaxed restaurant inside the Roemer-und-Pelizaeus Museum serves delicious antipasti, pasta and salads, along with poultry and red-meat main courses.