Domschatz Essen (Cathedral Treasure Essen)

Cathedral Treasure Essen | © Peter Wieler/EMG
The Golden Madonna | © Ralf Schultheiß/EMG
Cathedral Treasure Essen | © Peter Wieler/EMG

The Cathedral Treasure Chamber contains the sacred utensils and artwork of Essen Abbey, which existed from the middle of the 9th century until 1902. The collection includes golden artefacts such as the Golden Madonna and Processional Cross that date back to the heyday of the abbey in the 11th and 12th centuries. A very special highlight is the Golden Madonna. It is the oldest surviving sculpted figure of Mary in Western art. Even today, the Golden Madonna is a piece of art the Ruhr area identifies with its history. These items make up one of the world’s most important collections of Ottonian-Salian goldsmith art.

Opening hours:
Tue. – Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. + public holidays 11:30am – 5pm
Closed: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Ascension Day, Low Sunday, Corpus Christi, Dec. 24, 31 and Jan. 1

Guided tours: as per agreement


address and contact

Domschatz Essen (Cathedral Treasure Essen)

Burgplatz 2
45127 Essen
+49 201 2204 206
+49 201 2204 236


Because of the current situation, we cannot always guarantee that everything will take place or is open, as stated here. Please also inform yourself at the respective institution or the organizer about the current special features.
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