11 Sights in Arnsberg, Germany (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Arnsberg, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Arnsberg, Germany.List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Arnsberg
1. Arnsberger Schloßruine
Arnsberg Castle on the 256 m high Schlossberg in Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia was built as a castle by the Counts of Werl-Arnsberg probably in the period around 1100. After the relocation of the headquarters, it served as the residence of the Counts of Arnsberg until 1368. With the transfer of the county into the possession of the Cologne archbishops and later electors, it became the centre of power of the Duchy of Westphalia. This is where the electors resided during their visits, where the Landdrost had its seat as governor and where the state parliaments sometimes took place. Elector Salentin von Isenburg had the castle redesigned in Renaissance style around 1575. Under Maximilian Heinrich it was rebuilt in 1654. Since 1739, under Elector Clemens August, the building underwent a fundamental transformation in the Baroque style by the master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun. During the Seven Years' War, the castle was destroyed in 1762. Today the complex is a ruin.
The Kreuzberg is a 263 m above sea level mountain west of the old town of Arnsberg in the Hochsauerland district, North Rhine-Westphalia. It rises between the valley of the Ruhr in the east and the Walpketal in the west. To the north it merges into a hill also called Alte Burg or Römberg, on which the Rüdenburg is located. Immediately to the south lies the Arnsberg district of Seltersberg. From the Ruhr Valley, a Way of the Cross leads to the summit of the Kreuzberg, where there is also a chapel.
3. Hirschberger Tor
Hirschberg Castle was a hunting lodge of the Electors of Cologne on the foundations of an older castle. It was located near Hirschberg, today a district of Warstein. Apart from the former stables, the only preserved part of the complex is the main gate from the 18th century, which was integrated into the building complex of the former Wedinghausen Abbey in Arnsberg in the 19th century as the Hirschberger Tor.
4. Stadt- und Landständearchiv
The Stadt- und Landständearchiv Arnsberg is the municipal archive of the city of Arnsberg and its predecessor municipalities. At the same time, it preserves parts of the Archive of the Estates of the Duchy of Westphalia. Since 2004, the archive has been located in the former Wedinghausen Abbey. The historical school library of the Laurentianum grammar school is also supervised.
Wikipedia: Stadt- und Landständearchiv Arnsberg (DE), Website
5. St. Petri
Oelinghausen Abbey in the Arnsberg district of Holzen was founded around 1174 as a double monastery before it developed into a pure Premonstratensian nunnery. In the 17th century, it was converted into a secular convent before it returned to the Premonstratensian Order after a few decades. The monastery was dissolved in the course of secularization in 1804.
6. Kloster Rumbeck
Kloster Rumbeck is located in Arnsberg in the district of Rumbeck. The monastery was founded around 1190 and existed until secularization in 1806. It was a settlement of the Premonstratensian nuns, who, like Oelinghausen Abbey, were under the ecclesiastical and secular jurisdiction of Wedinghausen Abbey in neighbouring Arnsberg.
7. Turmhügel Hünenbräuken
Hünenbräuken is the name given to the remains of a medieval motte, which are located in the Lürwald nature reserve on the southern outskirts of the Arnsberg district of Voßwinkel in the Hochsauerland district in North Rhine-Westphalia. The construction dates back to the 13th century.
8. St. Johannes Baptist
The Catholic parish church of St. Johannes Baptist in Arnsberg-Neheim is colloquially called "Sauerland Cathedral" because of its dimensions. In Attendorn there is also a church with this nickname. The patron saint of the church in both cities is John the Baptist.
9. Jagdschloß Herdringen
Herdringen Castle is a castle in the Ortsteil Herdringen of the town of Arnsberg, Germany. It is the seat of the Fürstenberg-Herdringen family and the present building is one of the most notable secular Gothic revival buildings in Westphalia.
10. Grabkapelle St. Benediktus
The Sepulchral Chapel of St. Benedictus is a mausoleum for the deceased members of the House of Boeselager in the Arnsberg district of Voßwinkel. It is registered as a monument in the list of monuments of the city of Arnsberg.
11. St. Petri
St. Peter's Church in Hüsten is a Catholic parish church. Its history dates back to the 9th century. The current building dates from the 1860s, except for the tower, whose core dates back to the 12th century.
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