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

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 20 sights are available in Erlangen, Germany.

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1. Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte / Public domain

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. Aromagarten

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The Aromagarten Erlangen is a public garden designed with aromatic plants of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. It is located in the middle of the urban area 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 native and also foreign aroma plants, which form flavoring substances and are used as medicines, spices and for cosmetic preparations.

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3. Georg Simon Ohm / Martin Ohm

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Georg Simon Ohm / Martin Ohm The original uploader was BerndGehrmann at German Wikipedia. / Public domain

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 relationship is known as Ohm's law, and the ohm, the standard unit of electrical resistance, is named after him.

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4. Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

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Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling Karl Joseph Stieler / Public domain

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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5. Franz Delitzsch

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Franz Delitzsch Contemporary photograph / Public domain

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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6. Emil Fischer

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Emil Fischer Atelier Victoria (Inh. Paul Gericke, gegr. 1894), Berlin / Public domain

Hermann Emil Louis Fischer FRS FRSE FCS 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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7. Altstädter Dreifaltigkeitskirche

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The old town church is the baroque church building of the Evangelical Lutheran community in the old town of Erlangen. In addition to the Evangelical Lutheran Neustädter Church and the Evangelical Reformed Huguenot Church, it is one of the three large churches in the city center of Erlangen, the towers of which still shape the cityscape.

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8. Bahnhof Erlangen

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Bahnhof Erlangen Rolf Krahl (Rotkraut) / CC BY 4.0

Erlangen station is located on the Nuremberg–Bamberg railway in the German state of Bavaria. It is the oldest railway station of the city of Erlangen and it is the only station in the city served by long-distance trains. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station and has four platform tracks.

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9. GeoZentrum Nordbayern

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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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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. Stutterheimsches Palais

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Stutterheimsche Palais is the most important Baroque aristocratic palace in Erlangen. It is located on the south side of Market Square and was built from 1728 to 1730. Today, it is home to the City Library of Erlangen and the Art Palace of Erlangen.

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15. Paul Gordan

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Paul Gordan / Public domain

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

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16. Lynckersches Palais

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Linker Palace is a baroque aristocratic palace in Erlangen, Germany. The building, addressed to Friedrichstraße 35, was built in 1748 and is now the site of Erlangen Singund Musikschule. It is listed as a historical monument.

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17. CVJM Erlangen e.V.

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The Christian Association of Young People (CVJM) is the world's largest youth organization with a total of over 64 million people. This organization is over-confessional Christian and in practice Evangelical-Protestant.

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18. Franz Hermann Reinhold Frank

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Franz Hermann Reinhold Frank Castelargus / Public domain

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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19. 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 quarters and ballroom.

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20. Paulibrunnen

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Castle Square in Erlangen, together with the neighboring Market Square, constitutes the city center today. Together, they are part of the Erlangen Pedestrian Zone and home to many markets and festivals.

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