Treasures and Museums
Discover a real treasure! Splendid treasures bear witness to the region's cultural past among impressive architecture. The Essen cathedral treasury is one of the most important church treasures in Germany. The treasury of the former Canonesses of Essen, which existed from 850 to 1803, houses works of art that are unique in the world – mainly from the early Middle Ages. These include the Golden Madonna, the oldest three-dimensional sculpture of Mary, or the Essen Sword. You can also admire the world's oldest lily crown and precious crosses. By the way, the treasury can be called "cathedral treasury" since the foundation of the diocese of Essen in 1958 and the appointment of the former collegiate church as the bishop's church.
We also recommend taking inspiration from the creative ideas in the Unperfekthaus (Imperfect House), also in Essen.
One free entry to the cathedral treasury