52 Sights in Essen, Germany (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Essen, 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 52 sights are available in Essen, Germany.

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1. Haus Weitmar

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Haus Weitmar Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Weitmar house is a former nobility in the Bochum district of Weitmar. He emerged from a school courtyard of the monastery, the roots of which in the 8th/9th Century. Surrounded with a moat in the 12th century, it was expanded into a representative seat in the first half of the 13th century. Extensions in the second half of the 15th century called Hasenkamp under the family of Brüggeney and an expansion in the 18th century culminated in a classic -looking manor house with outer castle. Northwest of it stood a chapel consecrated to the Holy New Year's Eve, which, however, lost its function as a house chapel during the Reformation. After extinction of the von Hasenkamp family, Haus Weitmar was the property of the von Vaerst family for a short time before it was bought by Andreas Friedrich Wilhelm von Berswordt-Wallrabe in 1780. His family is still the owner today.

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2. Geusenengel

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Geusenengel or Geusen-Daniel are the trombone angels in the diaspora of the former Duchy of Jülich on the Lower Rhine. Trombone angels on the roof riders and towers of Protestant churches in this area serve as weather vanes. The often hidden small churches also served as places of worship for the Geusen who had fled the Netherlands, who joined the Protestants who seemed to be hidden. Its name then passed to the Jülich Protestants. The Geusendaniel was probably a fad at the time when these churches were first allowed to attach a bell roof rider or church tower on or to their churches and prayer houses. Especially after the Second World War, the Geusenengel became the symbol of the Protestant Christians on the Lower Rhine. Examples can be found in Goch, in Geldern (Holy Spirit Church) or in the Marktkirche Kettwig.

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3. Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen

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The Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen is a railway museum situated south of the city of Bochum in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was founded by DGEG, the German Railway History Company in 1977 and is based in a locomotive depot that was built between 1916 and 1918 and ceased operation in 1969. Then DGEG took over the whole area of 46,000 square metres and built up the biggest railway museum in Germany. In the middle of the museum, there is an engine shed with fourteen tracks. A preserved turntable, coaling, watering, and sanding facilities are still in operation. This museum is integrated into The Industrial Heritage Trail a route of monuments from the history of the industry.

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4. Eos

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Richard Scheibe was a German artist primarily remembered as a sculptor. He trained as a painter, and taught himself to sculpt beginning in 1906. From 1925-1933 he taught at the Städelsches Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt am Main. He was dismissed from teaching when the Nazis seized power but was reinstated in 1934. He received various recognitions during the Third Reich, including the Goethe-Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft and placement on the Gottbegnadeten list. After World War II he continued to sculpt, including a figurative piece for the Memorial to the German Resistance. His work was also part of the sculpture event in the art competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

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5. Denkmal F.A. Krupp

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Denkmal F.A. Krupp Ludwig Noster / Public domain

Friedrich Alfred Krupp was a German steel manufacturer and head of the company Krupp. He was the son of Alfred Krupp and inherited the family business when his father died in 1887. Whereas his father had largely supplied iron and steel, Friedrich shifted his company's production back to arms manufacturing. Friedrich greatly expanded Krupp and acquired the Germaniawerft in 1896 which gave him control of warship manufacturing in Germany. He oversaw the development of nickel steel, U-boats, the diesel engine, and much more. He died, possibly by suicide, in 1902 after being accused of homosexuality. His daughter Bertha inherited the company.

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6. Mittelpunkt des Ruhrgebiets

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The Ruhr, also referred to as the Ruhr area, sometimes Ruhr district, Ruhr region, or Ruhr valley, is a polycentric urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With a population density of 2,800/km2 and a population of over 5 million (2017), it is the largest urban area in Germany. It consists of several large cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to the north. In the southwest it borders the Bergisches Land. It is considered part of the larger Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region of more than 10 million people, which is among the largest in Europe, behind only Moscow, London and Paris.

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7. Altenhof II

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The Altenhof settlement consists of the two construction phases of the Altenhof I settlement, which was built between 1893 and 1907, and the Altenhof II settlement from 1907 to 1914. Altenhof I is located in the Essen district of Rüttenscheid, Altenhof II in Stadtwald. Both were built by Friedrich Krupp AG for their former employees. At that time it was a revolutionary social commitment that old, disability and single people were allowed to live here. Today, the still existing parts of the Altenhof settlement are a certificate of historical settlement development and thus belong to the route of industrial culture.

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8. Domschatzkammer

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The Essen Cathedral Treasury is one of the most significant collections of religious artworks in Germany. A great number of items of treasure are accessible to the public in the treasury chamber of Essen Minster. The cathedral chapter manages the treasury chamber, not as a museum as in some places, but as the place in which liturgical implements and objects are kept, which continued to be used to this day in the service of God, so far as their conservation requirements allow.

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9. Friedenskirche Steele

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The Protestant Church of Peace, located in the Steele district east of Essen, is a neo-Gothic three-nave church building that has been protected since 1989. Built in 1872 under plans by Essen architect Julius Fluger, the church is a successor to the previous one, which has become too small. Today, it is part of the Protestant Church of the Rhineland, belonging to the parish church of the Protestant Church Königssteele.

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10. Das Gebet

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Das Gebet George Charles Beresford / Public domain

François Auguste René Rodin was a French sculptor, generally considered the founder of modern sculpture. He was schooled traditionally and took a craftsman-like approach to his work. Rodin possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, and deeply pocketed surface in clay. He is known for such sculptures as The Thinker, Monument to Balzac, The Kiss, The Burghers of Calais, and The Gates of Hell.

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11. Alte Synagoge

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The Old Synagogue in Essen is one of the largest, best preserved and architecturally most impressive testimonies to Jewish culture in pre-war Germany. Built in the centre of the city, the Byzantine style former Synagogue was originally consecrated as the Neue Synagoge in 1913; it now houses an institution dedicated to documenting and promoting the history of the city's former Jewish community.

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12. Schloss Landsberg

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Schloss Landsberg unbekannt / PD-alt-100

Landsberg Castle is a palace complex in the Ruhr valley in the city area of Ratingen, on the city border with Essen, in the immediate vicinity of Hugenpoet Castle. It stands near the Kettwiger district in front of the bridge about one kilometer southwest of the center of Kettwig on the road to Mülheim on the Ruhr Mintard in the middle of an English landscape park with extensive forest area.

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13. Halbachhammer

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Halbachhammer Wiki05 / Public domain

The Halbachhammer in Essen's Fulerum district is the remnant of the medieval Fickynhütte from Weidenau an der Sieg. Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach had it moved to the Nachtigallental within sight of the Margarethenhöhe and donated it to the city. Today, the Halbachhammer is a technical and economic monument, a branch of the Ruhr Museum and part of the Route of Industrial Heritage.

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14. Erlöserkirche

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Erlöserkirche Wiki05 / Public domain

The Evangelical Redeemer Church in the South district in Essen is a neo -Romanesque church building that has been a listed building since 1986. Today it not only offers a space for community services, but, distributed over the year, various events. Above all, the concerts of the Essen Bach choir, which are an integral part of the Essen cultural scene, should be mentioned here.

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15. Marktkirche

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Marktkirche Gryffindor / Public domain

Essener Marktkirche, until the end of the 19th century. Gertrudiskirche (Gertrudiskirche) is located in the market square in downtown Essen, originally Essen's market square, and was once the economic, political and religious center of the city. Hallenkirche, originally Romanesque and partially reconstructed late Gothic, was the first Protestant church in Essen.

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16. Krugträgerin

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Walter E. Lemcke was a German sculptor who mainly worked in bronze. He produced numerous sculptures for Nazi Germany, including the eagles holding swastikas that flanked the entrance of the Ministry of Aviation in Berlin. He is also remembered as being the designer of the first Olympic Torch, which carried the flame during the 1936 Summer Olympics torch relay.

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17. Zionskirche

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Zionskirche Wiki05 / Public domain

The Zion Church is a Protestant church in the Essen district of Horst at Dahlhauser Straße 161. It was built from 1957 to 1958 in the style of post-war modernism and today belongs to the parish of Freisenbruch-Horst-Eiberg in the church district of Essen of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. On 21 November 2019, it was placed under monument protection.

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18. Evangelische Kirche Haarzopf

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Evangelische Kirche Haarzopf Wiki05 / Public domain

The Evangelical Church Haarzopf in the southwestern Essen district of Haarzopf is a church building that has been a listed building since 1996. The church was built in 1913 according to plans by the Düsseldorf architect Max Benirschke and is a community church of the Evangelical Community Haarzopf, which belongs to the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

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19. St. Johann Baptist (Essen)

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St. Johann Baptist (Essen) Gryffindor / Public domain

The Catholic parish church of St. Johann Baptist is a Gothic hall church in Essen, dedicated to John the Baptist, which stands on Kettwiger Straße, the main street of Essen, in front of Essen Minster, to which it is connected. On account of its position and the fact that its spire towers over the Minster, visitors often mistake it for part of the Minster.

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20. Apostelkirche

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Apostelkirche Wiki05 / Public domain

Apostolic Church is a Protestant church in Essen Froenhausen District, Germany. It is a church in the Protestant Diocese of Essen-Froonhausen, belonging to the Essen Diocese and therefore part of the Protestant Church of the Rhineland. To the east of the Apostolic Church stands an emergency church, according to architect Otto Batnin's plan.

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21. Tux

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Tux is a penguin character and the official brand character of the Linux kernel. Originally created as an entry to a Linux logo competition, Tux is the most commonly used icon for Linux, although different Linux distributions depict Tux in various styles. The character is used in many other Linux programs and as a general symbol of Linux.

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22. Krupp-Park

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Krupp-Park Wiki05 / Public domain

The Krupp Park is a park under construction in the western district of the city of Essen. It was created in the course of the urban planning project Krupp-belt and is located here in a north-south extension parallel to the west of the Berthold Beitz-Boulevard. There is a sports facility in the southern parking part.

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23. Museum im Bügeleisenhaus

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Museum im Bügeleisenhaus Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner / Public domain

The ironing house is a half -timbered house in the old town of Hattingen in the southern Ruhr area. The house built in 1611 now houses the Museum of the Heimatverein Hattingen/Ruhr e. V. The name comes from its striking form (iron building), which in turn is due to the situation at the meeting of two alleys.

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24. Förderturm

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The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a large former industrial site in the city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has been inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since December 14, 2001, and is one of the anchor points of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

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25. St. Antonius (Frohnhausen)

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St. Antonius (Frohnhausen) Wiki05 / Public domain

Today's parish church of St. Antonius is in the center of the western Essen district of Frohnhausen. It was designed by the architect Rudolf Schwarz and consecrated in 1959. It has been a listed building since 1985. The parish and community patron is St. Antonius of Padua, patron saint on June 13th.

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26. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Park

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The Kaiser Wilhelm Park is a around ten hectare park in the Altenessen-Süd district of Essen. It was opened in 1897 for the 100th birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I and named after him. In the train of workers' care, he was expressly created for the recovery of the strongly industrial district.

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27. Museum Folkwang

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Museum Folkwang is a major collection of 19th- and 20th-century art in Essen, Germany. The museum was established in 1922 by merging the Essener Kunstmuseum, which was founded in 1906, and the private Folkwang Museum of the collector and patron Karl Ernst Osthaus in Hagen, founded in 1902.

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28. Domkirche Ss. Cosmas und Damian

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Domkirche Ss. Cosmas und Damian Essen_2011_66.jpg: Gryffindor ; derivative work: Hic et nunc (talk); / Public domain

Essen Minster, since 1958 also Essen Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Essen, the "Diocese of the Ruhr", founded in 1958. The church, dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Blessed Virgin Mary, stands on the Burgplatz in the centre of the city of Essen, Germany.

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29. Marktkirche Kettwig

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The Evangelical Market Church is a listed church building in Kettwig, a district of Essen. The name Church on the market has prevailed because it enables precise geographical classification in Kettwig and at the same time excludes confusion with the market church in Essen-Stadtmitte.

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30. Reiterdenkmal, Kaiser Wilhelm I.

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The Kaiser Wilhelm monument in the city center of Essen is a equestrian statue that Kaiser Wilhelm I represents. As one of numerous Kaiser Wilhelm monuments built during the German Empire, this Wilhelm I also glorifies as its founder and as the winner over the second empire (France).

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31. Friedenskirche

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The Friedenskirche is located on Bernestrasse near the old synagogue and the town hall in the city center of Essen. The old Catholic church was built from 1914 to 1916. The creation in the middle of the horrors of the First World War makes the naming easily understandable.

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32. Wasserturm am Steeler Berg

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Wasserturm am Steeler Berg Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird Wiki05 als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). / Public domain

The water tower on Steeler Berg is located at Diether-Krebs-Platz in the southeast district of the city of Essen. In 1985 he was accepted into the monument list of the city of Essen. It still has its function as a water tower. He is also the seat of the Essen table today.

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33. Mar Addai und Mar Mari

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The church of St. Albertus Magnus in the Katernberg district of Essen was built from 1983 to 1986 as a Roman Catholic (Latin) church and profaned in 2008. Today it serves as the church of Mar Addai and Mar Mari to the Chaldean Catholic local community of the same name.

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34. Gervinuspark

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Gervinuspark Park is located in the Frohnhausen district of Essen today. The area was Essen's Western Cemetery until 1959. William Kerkhoff was the first and only mayor of Altendorf, then the largest rural community in Prussia, and his mausoleum still stands today.

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35. Johanneskirche

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The Johanneskirche is a Protestant church in the Bergerhausen district of Essen. It was inaugurated in 1985 and replaced the older Johanneskirche, which was built from 1954 to 1955. The free -standing church tower of the first church building is still preserved.

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36. Steeler Wasserturm

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Steeler Wasserturm user:Wiki05 / Public domain

The Essen-Steele Water Tower, located at 83 Laurentiusweg, Essen Steele District, was built in 1898 and is located at the highest geographical point in Steele. It takes water from the Steele Waterworks in Westfalenstrassen and is directly located in Ruhr.

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37. Schloß Oefte

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Schloß Oefte Doc Feelgood / Public domain

The Oftte Castle, also called Haus Oefte, on the south bank of the Ruhr in Essen-Kettwig was a fief in the Reich Abbey in the Middle Ages and was first mentioned in the 9th century. The facility is therefore one of the oldest men's seats in the region.

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38. St. Michael

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The branch church of St. Michael am Wasserturm was built in 1954 in the Südostviertel in Essen and belongs to the parish of St. Gertrud founded on April 20, 2008. Her predecessor from 1904 stood on another property and was destroyed in World War II.

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39. Ruhrkämpfermahnmal

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Ruhrkämpfermahnmal Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

RuhrkämpferEhrenmal ("RuhrkämpferEhrenmal") is a monument in the Eisenhorst district of Germany. It is located in a forest above the north bank of Ruhr River, about 100 meters southeast of Haushorst. In 1985, it was converted into a monument.

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40. Situation Kunst

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Die Situation Kunst is an art museum in Haus Weitmar Park, Weitmar District, Bochum, permanently exhibiting important contemporary art works. The design of buildings makes art, architecture and nature connect with each other in a dialogue way.

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41. Kreuzeskirche

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Kreuzeskirche, in central Essen, is a Protestant church built between 1894 and 1896 and designed by architect August Orth. After being badly damaged in the Second World War, it was rebuilt until 1953 and is now listed as a historic monument.

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42. Krupp Stammhaus

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Krupp Stammhaus kaʁstn – Steffen Schmitz / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Krupp main building was initially a sloped half -timbered building built as a supervisor in 1818/1819, and later residence of the Essen industrial family Krupp. After war destruction, it was reconstructed true to the original in 1961.

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43. Alteburg

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Alteburg Kungfuman / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Altburg is the largest and oldest castle complex in Essen, a Carolingian ring wall system south of Essen-to-do the Ruhr in North Rhine-Westphalia. A similar facility, the Herrenburg, was a similar facility in the 9th to 11th centuries.

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44. Burg Luttelnau (Kattenturm)

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Luttelnau Castle was a knight seat in the Ruhrtal near Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the only moth (tower hill castle), which is at least partially preserved on this river. The Kattenturm is the ruin of the residential tower.

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45. Markuskirche

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St. Mark's Church is a Protestant church in Essen Froenhausen, Germany. It is a church in the Protestant Diocese of Essen-Froonhausen, belonging to the Essen Diocese and therefore part of the Protestant Church of the Rhineland.

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46. Königsgruber Park

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The Park Königsgrube is a wild park on the wasteland of the former Königsgrube colliery. Today it is used as a local recreation area as well as for various leisure activities and is part of the Route of Industrial Heritage.

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47. Haus Horst

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Haus Horst Wiki05 / Public domain

The Horst House, also called Horst Castle, is a former knight seat on the northern bank of the Ruhr high above the river in the Horst district of Essen. It is a monument protection as a building and as a ground monument.

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48. Auferstehungskirche

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The Church of the Resurrection in Essen is a Protestant church building from 1929. The round church is located in the südostviertel district and is considered a leading building of modern church construction in Europe.

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49. Grugaturm

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The Grugaturm is a 29-metre-high observation tower in Grugapark in Essen's Rüttenscheid district and a monument of classical modernism. Attached to the tower is the logo of the park in the form of a stylized tulip.

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50. Ohne Titel

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Ohne Titel Bischöfliche Pressestelle Hildesheim (bph) / Attribution

Ulrich Rückriem is a German sculptor notable for his monumental stone sculptures. He lives and works in Cologne and London. His abstract works of art are often assigned to the style of minimalism and process art.

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51. Die unendliche Geschichte

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The Neverending Story is a fantasy novel by German writer Michael Ende, published in 1979. The first English translation, by Ralph Manheim, was published in 1983. The novel was later adapted into several films.

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52. Korteklippe

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The Korte Cliff is a viewpoint on Lake Baldeney. It is located in the Schellenberger Wald near the Essen district of Heisingen. It is named after the Essen horticultural director Rudolf Korte (1878–1950).

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