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Special guided tour "Saint Kunigunde

© Copyright by United Cathedral Founders, Falko Matte

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Special guided tour of Merseburg Cathedral

On 3 March, according to the calendar of saints, Saint Kunigunde celebrates her name day. Hardly any other saint played such an important role in the history of Merseburg, after all, she married Duke Henry of Bavaria, the later emperor, in 999. Along with her husband, Kunigunde is considered the founder of Merseburg Cathedral, and thus numerous representations in the cathedral still bear witness today to her
Special guided tour of Merseburg Cathedral

On 3 March, according to the calendar of saints, Saint Kunigunde celebrates her name day. Hardly any other saint played such an important role in the history of Merseburg, after all, she married Duke Henry of Bavaria, the later emperor, in 999. Along with her husband, Kunigunde is considered the founder of Merseburg Cathedral, and numerous representations in the cathedral still bear witness to the great veneration she once received. In a special guided tour we follow her trail. Who was this woman who gave her name to this day? Mysterious legends entwine around her person and also in the cathedral there are many allusions to it. For example, the ploughshare is the most striking attribute of the saint and the sign of the probably best-known legend about her person. Was she really able to defend herself against the accusation of adultery with the help of the ploughshare?
We ask for advance registration via fuehrung@merseburger-dom.de.
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Merseburg Cathedral

Cathedral square 7
06217 Merseburg
Phone: +49 3461 / 210045
fax: +49 3461 / 720621
E-mail: fuehrung@merseburger-dom.de

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