5 Sights in Bensheim, Germany (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Bensheim, 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 5 sights are available in Bensheim, Germany.List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Bensheim
1. Alexander von Battenberg (1857–1893)
Alexander Joseph, known as Alexander of Battenberg, was the first prince (knyaz) of the Principality of Bulgaria from 1879 until his abdication in 1886. The Bulgarian Grand National Assembly elected him as Prince of autonomous Bulgaria, which officially remained within the Ottoman Empire, in 1879. He dissolved the assembly in 1880 and suspended the Constitution in 1881, considering it too liberal. He restored the Constitution in 1883, leading to open conflict with Russia that made him popular in Bulgaria. Unification with Eastern Rumelia was achieved and recognised by the powers in 1885. A coup carried out by pro-Russian Bulgarian Army officers forced him to abdicate in September 1886. He later became a general in the Austrian army.
The mountain church in Auerbach, a district of Bensheim, stands in a dominant position above the old town centre, visible from afar on a rocky hill surrounded by the walled grounds of the old cemetery. With the Reformation in 1528, the first Protestant pastor was introduced. Thus the Catholic community of Auerbach had ceased to exist, and the mountain church dedicated to Saint Nicholas became a Protestant parish church. In 1955, the Catholic parish of Auerbach Heilig-Kreuz was rebuilt again under the Nikolauspatrozimium.
The Fürstenlager State Park is the former summer residence of the Landgraves and Grand Dukes of Hesse-Darmstadt built around 1790 in Bensheim-Auerbach an der Bergstraße. It is subordinate to the administration of the State Palaces and Gardens of the State of Hesse.
The Protestant Michaelskirche in Bensheim an der Bergstraße is a cultural monument completed in 1863 and listed as a historical monument. The parish belongs to the deanery of Bergstraße in the Starkenburg provost of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau.
5. St. Bartholomäus
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Bartholomew is located in Fehlheim, a district of Bensheim in the Bergstraße district in Hesse, Germany. The parish belongs to the parish group Fehlheim/Zwingenberg in the deanery Bergstraße-Mitte of the Diocese of Mainz.
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