29 Sights in Göttingen, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Göttingen, 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 29 sights are available in Göttingen, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Göttingen

1. Martinikirche

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Martinikirche Jan Stubenitzky (Dehio) / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Martin's is a Lutheran church in Groß Ellershausen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is significant as possibly retaining the oldest existing structure, its tower, in southern Lower Saxony. While the details of the origin of the church building have been lost in the mist of history, architectural analysis indicates that the Romanesque church tower was most likely built in the tenth or eleventh century. The remains of a hearth on the second floor have led to the conclusion that the tower was originally a Wohnturm of a titled family, probably the Herren von Ellershausen, which lived there at the time. The church's ship is much younger, probably having been built or re-built during the Barocque era. It was repaired in 1838..

Wikipedia: St. Martin's Church, Groß Ellershausen (EN)

2. Eulenturm

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Eulenturm Jan Stubenitzky (Dehio) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Owl Tower is a viewpoint in the Göttingen Forest east of the built-up area of the city of Göttingen in the Oststadt district. It stands above the Schillerwiese on the lower slope of the Hainberg on a ridge between the valleys Molkengrund in the north and Lange Nacht in the south. The round tower built into the slope with a viewing platform made of limestone and sandstone blocks has a height of about 4 meters at the front. The ground-level entrance to the tower at the front was walled up for safety reasons. The Owl Tower was built at the end of the 19th century by the Göttingen Beautification Association (GVV) as part of the development of the Hainberg into a recreation area in the style of a public garden.

Wikipedia: Eulenturm (Göttingen) (DE), Website

3. Göttinger 7

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Göttinger 7

The Göttingen Seven were a group of seven liberal professors at University of Göttingen. In 1837, they protested against the annullment of the constitution of the Kingdom of Hanover by its new ruler, King Ernest Augustus, and refused to swear an oath to the king. The company of seven was led by historian Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann, who himself was one of the key advocates of the previous constitution. The other six were the Germanist brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, jurist Wilhelm Eduard Albrecht, historian Georg Gottfried Gervinus, physicist Wilhelm Eduard Weber, and theologian and orientalist Heinrich Georg August Ewald.

Wikipedia: Göttingen Seven (EN)

4. Vierkirchenblick

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The Vierkirchenblick in Hanover is a location in front of the Marktkirche, from which visitors can see the four church towers of the main Evangelical Lutheran churches of the capital of Lower Saxony. The location at Hanns-Lilje-Platz at the corner of Kramerstraße and Knochenhauerstraße is marked by a stone cross in the pavement. From here, in addition to the tower of the market church, the towers of the Aegidienkirche, the Kreuzkirche and the Neustadt church built in Calenberg's Neustadt can be seen. The symmetrical cross is part of a circle of cobblestones of different colors, over which the red thread runs.

Wikipedia: Vierkirchenblick (Hannover) (DE)

5. Otto Hahn

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Otto Hahn Basch, [...] / Opdracht Anefo / CC BY-SA 3.0 nl

Otto Hahn was a German chemist who was a pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry. He is referred to as the father of nuclear chemistry and father of nuclear fission. Hahn and Lise Meitner discovered radioactive isotopes of radium, thorium, protactinium and uranium. He also discovered the phenomena of atomic recoil and nuclear isomerism, and pioneered rubidium–strontium dating. In 1938, Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann discovered nuclear fission, for which Hahn received the 1944 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Nuclear fission was the basis for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.

Wikipedia: Otto Hahn (EN)

6. Biodiversitätsmuseum

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The Zoological Museum of the University of Göttingen was part of the Georg-August-University of Göttingen, which was born from the Natural History Museum of the University of Göttingen and housed the publicly accessible part of a comprehensive research collection of animal preparations and skeletons. The museum was part of the Johann-Friedrich-Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology. It was located at the former Zoological Institute of the University in Berliner Straße 28, near the Göttinger Bahnhof.

Wikipedia: Zoologisches Museum Göttingen (DE)

7. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a German physicist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. He is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called Sudelbücher, a description modelled on the English bookkeeping term "waste books" or "scrapbooks", and for his discovery of tree-like electrical discharge patterns now called Lichtenberg figures.

Wikipedia: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (EN)

8. St. Pankratius

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Pankratius is located in Esebeck, which, together with Elliehausen, forms a village in the university town of Göttingen in the district of Göttingen in Lower Saxony. The parish of Esebeck merged with the parish of Elliehausen to form the St. Martini parish of Elliehausen-Esebeck. They belong to the church district of Göttingen in the district of Hildesheim-Göttingen of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover.

Wikipedia: St. Pankratius (Esebeck) (DE)

9. Max Born

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Max Born

Max Born was a German-British physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 1930s. Born was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially in the statistical interpretation of the wave function".

Wikipedia: Max Born (EN)

10. St. James's Church

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The Evangelical Lutheran parish church of St. Jacobi in the old town of Göttingen in Lower Saxony is a three-nave Gothic hall church built between 1361 and 1433. The patron saint of the church is James the Elder. With a height of 72 metres, the tower of the church is the tallest building in Göttingen's old town. The Gothic winged altar from 1402, which is located in the choir of the church, is of national importance.

Wikipedia: St. Jacobi (Göttingen) (DE), Website

11. Goose Girl Well

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The Gänseliesel is a fountain which was erected in 1901 in front of the mediaeval town hall of Göttingen, Germany. Although rather small in size, the fountain is the best-known landmark of the city. Today, it is an essential part of graduation celebrations, for every student who finishes a doctorate at the University of Göttingen has to climb the fountain and kiss the statue of the goose girl.

Wikipedia: Gänseliesel (EN)

12. Portal des ehemaligen Universitätsreitstalls

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Portal des ehemaligen Universitätsreitstalls Josaph Schädeler, 1733 / CC BY-SA 4.0

The university stable of the Georg-August-University Göttingen was a baroque building complex built in 1734–1736 in the city centre of Göttingen and consisted of a riding hall with stables and an outdoor riding railway. The building was the first completed new building for the university, founded in 1734 and solemnly inaugurated in 1737.

Wikipedia: Universitätsreitstall (Göttingen) (DE)

13. Königspfalz Grona

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Königspfalz Grona Grundkarte NordNordWest, Relief Alexrk2 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Palatinate Grona was a royal Palatinate in the area of today's city of Göttingen and one of the roots of today's Grone district, but is located in the neighboring part of Weststadt. It was first mentioned in 915 as Grona Castle, is the death of Emperor Heinrich II (1024) and was completely demolished by the Göttingen citizens in 1387.

Wikipedia: Pfalz Grona (DE)

14. Städtisches Museum

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Städtisches Museum

With around 150,000 objects, the Städtische Museum Göttingen is a collection on history and cultural history and documents the cultural-historical development of the city of Göttingen in Lower Saxony and the surrounding area of Göttingen from the first settlement to the founding of the Georg-August-Universität to the present day.

Wikipedia: Städtisches Museum Göttingen (DE), Website

15. Old Town Hall

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The old town hall in Göttingen was built in several construction phases from 1270 and was the seat of the council and the administration of the city of Göttingen until 1978. It is on the west side of the market square in the middle of the old town. Today it serves representative purposes, for events and exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Göttingen) (DE)

16. Wöhler Monument

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Wöhler Monument

Friedrich Wöhler FRS(For) HonFRSE was a German chemist known for his work in both organic and inorganic chemistry, being the first to isolate the chemical elements beryllium and yttrium in pure metallic form. He was the first to prepare several inorganic compounds, including silane and silicon nitride.

Wikipedia: Friedrich Wöhler (EN)

17. Richard Zsigmondy

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Richard Zsigmondy Unknown, published by the Nobel Foundation in 1925-1926

Richard Adolf Zsigmondy was an Austrian-born chemist. He was known for his research in colloids, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1925, as well as for co-inventing the slit-ultramicroscope, and different membrane filters. The crater Zsigmondy on the Moon is named in his honour.

Wikipedia: Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (EN)

18. Bismarck Cottage

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The Bismarckhäuschen in Göttingen is the last tower of the outer medieval fortification ring of the city. It was named because the later Chancellor Otto von Bismarck lived here during his studies in Göttingen 1833 for about half a year. A small museum is now set up in the tower.

Wikipedia: Bismarckhäuschen (DE), Website

19. St. Michael's Church

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St. Michael is the oldest Catholic church in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located in the historic city centre, the parish church of the church of St. Michael in the Dean of Goettingen in the Diocese of Hildesheim and at the same time Catholic Citykirche in Göttingen.

Wikipedia: St. Michael (Göttingen) (DE)

20. Bismarckstein

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The Bismarckstein in the city of Göttingen, Lower Saxony is a monument of Bismarck near the Klausberg. The memorial was inaugurated in 1903 in honor of former Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and is popularly called "elephant clo" because of its grotesque form.

Wikipedia: Bismarckstein (Göttingen) (DE)

21. Schwarzer Bär

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Schwarzer Bär joergens.mi / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Black Bear in Göttingen is a half-timbered house from the Renaissance period. The house name was first mentioned in 1592; the traditional restaurant Zum Schwarzen Bären has been in existence since 1637. The address in the old town is Kurze Straße 12.

Wikipedia: Schwarzer Bär (Göttingen) (DE)

22. Kunsthaus Göttingen

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The Kunsthaus Göttingen is a German exhibition building opened in 2021 for work on paper, photography and new media in the city center of Göttingen in Lower Saxony. The focus of the exhibition is on contemporary art with an international orientation.

Wikipedia: Kunsthaus Göttingen (DE), Website

23. Universitätsaula

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The Aula of Georg-August University was inaugurated in 1837 for the first centenary of the University of Göttingen as a classicist-style hall, commissioned by King Wilhelm IV of Great Britain and Hannover on the then New Market, today Wilhelmsplatz.

Wikipedia: Aula der Georg-August-Universität (DE)

24. St. Nikolai

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St. Nikolai Jan Stubenitzky (Dehio) / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The St. Nikolai Church in the Old Town of Göttingen in Lower Saxony is a Gothic hall church with Romanesque origins. Since 1822, it is the University Church of Georg-August-University and is the subject of the Dean of the Faculty of Theology.

Wikipedia: St. Nikolai (Göttingen) (DE)

25. Adolf Windaus

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Adolf Windaus

Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus was a German chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1928 for his work on sterols and their relation to vitamins. He was the doctoral advisor of Adolf Butenandt who also won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939.

Wikipedia: Adolf Windaus (EN)

26. Gottfried August Bürger-Denkmal

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Gottfried August Bürger-Denkmal

Gottfried August Bürger was a German poet. His ballads were very popular in Germany. His most noted ballad, Lenore, found an audience beyond readers of the German language in an English and Russian adaptation and a French translation.

Wikipedia: Gottfried August Bürger (EN)

27. St. Paul

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St. Paul is a neo -baroque Catholic parish church in Göttingen. It stands in the lower eastern district on Wilhelm-Weber-Straße. Its parish belongs to the Deanery of Göttingen of the Hildesheim diocese in Lower Saxony (Germany).

Wikipedia: St. Paulus (Göttingen) (DE)

28. Saint John's Church

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St. John's Church in the Old Town of Göttingen in Lower Saxony is a three-nave Gothic hall church from the 14th century. With its towers visible from afar, it is one of the city's landmarks. Its patron saint is John the Baptist.

Wikipedia: St. Johannis (Göttingen) (DE), Website

29. Bodenfelder Synagoge

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The synagogue in Bodenfelde, a municipality in the Northeim district in Lower Saxony, was located on Mühlenstraße 24 in Bodenfelde on a courtyard and has been at Angerstrasse 14 in the city of Göttingen since 2008.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Bodenfelde) (DE), Website


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