St. Michael's Church, Hildesheim

St. Michael's Church is an Ottonian, pre-Romanesque church founded in 1010. Until the Reformation it was the abbey church of the Benedictine abbey of the same name. Today it is a Protestant-Lutheran parish church. Since 1985, the church, together with Hildesheim Cathedral, has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

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