The Niedermünster Church is located in close proximity to Regensburg Cathedral. If you go down the steps inside the church into the document niedermünster, which was opened in 2011, you will embark on an archaeological journey through time to the roots of the World Heritage city.
Between 1963 and 1968, one of the largest excavations in Germany took place under the church. In the process, the archaeologists uncovered traces from 1000 years of history – from the remains of the buildings of the former Roman legionary camp and the first civilian settlement in the early Middle Ages to the walls and foundations of the Carolingian and Othonian churches.
Not only the sarcophagus of St. Erhard, who acted as a missionary bishop and spread the Christian faith in Bavaria from Regensburg, has remained preserved here, but also graves from the Bavarian ducal family from the 10th century.
To facilitate the “reading” of the unique historical document, the remnants of walls are lit up in different colours, each of which is assigned to a time period, and the corresponding buildings are made visible again in a virtual 3D-reconstruction. Together with the explanations of the museum guide, this makes history come to life stone by stone.
For opening times and admission prices please visit the original website.