25 Sights in Erlangen, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Erlangen, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 25 sights are available in Erlangen, Germany.

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1. Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte was a German philosopher who became a founding figure of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, which developed from the theoretical and ethical writings of Immanuel Kant. Recently, philosophers and scholars have begun to appreciate Fichte as an important philosopher in his own right due to his original insights into the nature of self-consciousness or self-awareness. Fichte was also the originator of thesis–antithesis–synthesis, an idea that is often erroneously attributed to Hegel. Like Descartes and Kant before him, Fichte was motivated by the problem of subjectivity and consciousness. Fichte also wrote works of political philosophy; he has a reputation as one of the fathers of German nationalism.

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2. Emmy Noether

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Amalie Emmy Noether was a German mathematician who made many important contributions to abstract algebra. She discovered Noether's First and Second Theorem, which are fundamental in mathematical physics. She was described by Pavel Alexandrov, Albert Einstein, Jean Dieudonné, Hermann Weyl and Norbert Wiener as the most important woman in the history of mathematics. As one of the leading mathematicians of her time, she developed some theories of rings, fields, and algebras. In physics, Noether's theorem explains the connection between symmetry and conservation laws.

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3. Aromatic Garden

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The Aromagarten Erlangen is a public garden designed with aromatic plants of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. It is located in the middle of the city of Erlangen in the landscape conservation area at the Palmsanlage below the Ludwigsbrücke and the Schwabach. When the garden was opened in 1981 after two years of construction, it was the first garden of its kind in the world. On the 8,900 m² area grow about 120 domestic and foreign aroma plants, which form aromas and are used as medicines, spices and for cosmetic preparations.

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4. Kunstpalais

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The Kunstpalais Erlangen is the successor institution of the Städtische Galerie Erlangen. This has been located since 1974 in the Palais Stutterheim, which was built from 1728 to 1730 on behalf of and for Christian Hieronymus von Stutterheim and is located in the center of the Huguenot city. After a two-year renovation phase, the Kunstpalais was opened in 2010 with an exhibition space doubled to more than 500 m² on the ground floor and basement of Palais Stutterheim under the founding director Claudia Emmert.

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5. Georg Simon Ohm / Martin Ohm

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Georg Simon Ohm was a German physicist and mathematician. As a school teacher, Ohm began his research with the new electrochemical cell, invented by Italian scientist Alessandro Volta. Using equipment of his own creation, Ohm found that there is a direct proportionality between the potential difference (voltage) applied across a conductor and the resultant electric current. This relation is called Ohm's law, and the ohm, the unit of electrical resistance, is named after him.

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6. Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

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Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, later von Schelling, was a German philosopher. Standard histories of philosophy make him the midpoint in the development of German idealism, situating him between Johann Gottlieb Fichte, his mentor in his early years, and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, his one-time university roommate, early friend, and later rival. Interpreting Schelling's philosophy is regarded as difficult because of its evolving nature.

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7. Franz Delitzsch

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Franz Delitzsch was a German Lutheran theologian and Hebraist. Delitzsch wrote many commentaries on books of the Bible, Jewish antiquities, Biblical psychology, as well as a history of Jewish poetry, and works of Christian apologetics. Today, Delitzsch is best known for his translation of the New Testament into Hebrew (1877), and his series of commentaries on the Old Testament published with Carl Friedrich Keil.

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8. Emil Fischer

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Hermann Emil Louis Fischer was a German chemist and 1902 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He discovered the Fischer esterification. He also developed the Fischer projection, a symbolic way of drawing asymmetric carbon atoms. He also hypothesized lock and key mechanism of enzyme action. He never used his first given name, and was known throughout his life simply as Emil Fischer.

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9. Altstädter Dreifaltigkeitskirche

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Altstädter Kirche (Old City Church) is a Baroque church building located in the Old City of Erlangen. It is one of three cathedrals in the centre of Erlangen, juxtaposed with the Neustädter Church of the Protestant Lutheran Church and the Protestant Reformed Huguenot Church, and its towers remain a feature of the city landscape to this day.

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10. Kollegienhaus

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University of Erlangen–Nuremberg is a public research university in the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany. The name Friedrich–Alexander comes from the university's first founder Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and its benefactor Alexander, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

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11. Reiterdenkmal

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The palace garden in Erlangen is considered one of the first baroque gardens in Franconia. In the garden, which has been open to the general public since 1849, the largest garden festival in Europe takes place every year with the Schlossgartenfest of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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12. Schloss Erlangen

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The Schloss Erlangen is a residence in Erlangen, built between 1700 and 1704 by George William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. Work was initially led by Antonio della Porta and after his death in 1702 by Gottfried von Gedeler. It was the first baroque building built from scratch in Franconia.

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13. Wasserturm

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The Wasserturm on the Burgberg is a water tower located on the Burgberg in the Middle Franconian city of Erlangen. The owners of the listed building, which has been in operation since 1905, are the Erlanger Stadtwerke (ESTW). The spire, visible from afar, is one of the city's landmarks.

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14. Neischl-Grotte

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The Botanical Garden Erlangen is a botanical garden, which is 2 hectares in size, maintained by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and located on the north side of the castle garden in the city center at Loschgestraße 3, Erlangen, Franconia, Germany. It is open daily except Monday.

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15. Egloffsteinsches Palais

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Egloffsteinsche Palais is the largest Baroque aristocratic palace in Erlangen. Built in 1718 at Friedrichstraße 17 and Südliche Stadt mauerstraße 28, the building is now home to the Adult Education Centre of the city of Erlangen and the Erlangen de Law School.

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16. Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold

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Prof Karl (Carl) Theodor Ernst von Siebold FRS(For) HFRSE was a German physiologist and zoologist. He was responsible for the introduction of the taxa Arthropoda and Rhizopoda, and for defining the taxon Protozoa specifically for single-celled organisms.

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17. Stutterheimsches Palais

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The Stutterheimsches Palais is the most important baroque aristocratic palace in Erlangen. It is located on the south side of the market square and was built in 1728–1730. Today it houses the Erlangen City Library and the Kunstpalais Erlangen.

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18. CVJM Erlangen e.V.

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The Christian Association of Young People (YMCA) is the world's largest youth organization with a total of over 64 million people reached. This organization is non-denominational Christian and in practice evangelical-protestant oriented.

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19. Nürnberg–Bamberg

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Nürnberg–Bamberg Rolf Krahl (Rotkraut) / CC BY 4.0

The Burgberg Tunnel is a 306.65 metre long railway tunnel on the Nuremberg–Bamberg railway in the Middle Franconian city of Erlangen. Inaugurated on 25 August 1844 and now a listed building, it is the oldest railway tunnel in Bavaria.

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20. Neustädter Kirche

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Neustädter Kirche is one of three large downtown churches of the Baroque old town of Erlangen. Germany. The church is Lutheran. It dominates the town, together with the Reformed Hugenottenkirche and the Lutheran Altstädter Kirche.

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21. Paul Gordan

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Paul Albert Gordan was a Jewish-German mathematician, a student of Carl Jacobi at the University of Königsberg before obtaining his PhD at the University of Breslau (1862), and a professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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22. Stadtmuseum

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The Erlangen Stadtmuseum is an exhibition space dedicated to Erlangen's history and other changing themes. It has been located since 1964 in the historic Old City Town Hall, a stately Baroque building built in 1733/40.

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23. Franz Hermann Reinhold Frank

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Franz Hermann Reinhold von Frank was a German theologian born in Altenburg. He was an important figure in the "Erlangen School" of the German Neo-Lutheranism movement, and a specialist in theological dogmatics.

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24. Paulibrunnen

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The Schloßplatz in Erlangen forms together with the neighboring market square today's center of the city. Together they are part of the Erlangen pedestrian zone and venue for numerous markets and festivals.

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25. Orangerie

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The Orangery of Erlangen is located in the palace garden and once served the Margrave couple Christian Ernst of Brandenburg-Bayreuth and Elisabeth Sophie as a greenhouse with living rooms and ballroom.

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