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

Here you can find interesting sights in Göttingen, 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 23 sights are available in Göttingen, Germany.

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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..

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2. Portal des ehemaligen Universitätsreitstalls

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Portal des ehemaligen Universitätsreitstalls Goettinge / Public domain

The university riding stable of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen was a building complex with outdoor area at the northwest end of Weender Straße in Göttingen and consisted of a riding hall, an open-air riding arena, stables and a residential building for the stable master. The complex was completed between 1734 and 1736 on the then so-called Freudenberg and was one of the first buildings to be rebuilt for the university, which opened in 1734 and was ceremoniously inaugurated in 1737. The architect was master builder Joseph Schädeler (1692–1763), who was also responsible for the construction of the college and library building of the university and the Londonschänke, which later became Michaelishaus.

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3. Göttinger 7

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Göttinger 7 / Public domain

The Göttingen Seven were a group of seven liberal professors from Göttingen. In 1837, they protested against the abolition or alteration 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 unadulterated 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.

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4. Vierkirchenblick

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The four-church view in Hanover is a location in front of the market church, from which visitors can see the four church towers of the Protestant Lutheran main churches of the Lower Saxony state capital. The point of view at Hanns-Lilje-Platz corner Kramerstraße and Knochenhauerstrasse is marked by a stone cross in the pavement. From here, next to the tower of the market church, the towers of the Aegidienkirche, the Kreuzkirche and that of Neustädter Church built in the Neustadt church in Calenberg can be seen. The symmetrical cross is part of a circle of different colored cobblestone stones, over which the red thread leads.

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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 godfather 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.

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6. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg H. Schwenterle / Public domain

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.

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7. Biodiversitätsmuseum

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The Zoological Museum of the University of Göttingen is part of the Georg August University Göttingen and houses the publicly accessible part of an extensive research collection of animal preparations and skeletons. The museum is part of the Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Institute for Zoology and Anthropology. It is located in the former Zoological Institute of the University on Berliner Strasse and thus very close to the Göttingen train station.

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8. Kunsthaus Göttingen

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Kunsthaus Göttingen is an exhibition site for paper, photographic and new media works in the center of southern Gottingen. The exhibition focuses on contemporary art with an international perspective. The first exhibition, a solo exhibition of Ronnie Horn's works, opened on April 4, 1945. It opened in June 2021. The project is financed by federal funds of 4.5 million euros through the "National Urban Development Project" funding program.

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9. Max Born

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Max Born / Public domain

Max Born was a German 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 won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially in the statistical interpretation of the wave function".

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10. Gänselieselbrunnen

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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.

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11. Bismarckhäuschen

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The Bismarckhäuschen in Göttingen is the last preserved tower of the city's outer medieval fortification ring. It got its name because the later Chancellor Otto von Bismarck lived here during his studies in Göttingen for about half a year. One of the Göttingen memorial plates is reminiscent of this time. A small museum is now set up in the tower.

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12. Altes Rathaus

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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 stands on the west side of the market square in the middle of the old town. Today it serves representative purposes, for events and exhibitions.

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13. St. Jacobi

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St. Jacoby's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a Gothic church built between 1361 and 1433. The patron of the church is old James. The church tower is 72 meters high and is the tallest building in the old city of Gottingen. The 1402 Gothic winged altar, located in the church choir, is of supranational importance.

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14. Universitätsaula

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Georg-Auguste University Auditorium was built to celebrate the centenary of Gottingen University in 1837. It is a classical auditorium. It was built on the orders of King William IV. Built by Britain and Hanover as donors at the centennial celebration of Neuer Markt in front of Gottingen.

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15. Friedrich-Wöhler-Denkmal

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Friedrich-Wöhler-Denkmal Rudolph Hoffmann / Public domain

Friedrich Wöhler FRS(For) HonFRSE was a German chemist, known for his work in 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.

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16. St. Michael

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St. Michael is a Catholic parish church in the historic city center of Göttingen in Lower Saxony. It is the center of the Catholic City pastoral in Göttingen; The parish of the same name belongs to the Deanery of Göttingen in the Hildesheim diocese.

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17. St. Paulus

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

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

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18. 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 existed since 1637. The address in the old town is short street 12.

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19. Adolf Windaus

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Adolf Windaus / Public domain

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.

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20. Sankt Johannis

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The St. Johannis Church in the old town of Göttingen in Lower Saxony is a three-aisled Gothic hall church from the 14th century. With its farms that are visible from afar, it is one of the symbols of the city. Its patron is John the Baptist.

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21. Gottfried August Bürger-Denkmal

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Gottfried August Bürger-Denkmal / Public domain

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.

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22. Richard Zsigmondy

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

Richard Adolf Zsigmondy was an ethnic Hungarian chemist from Austria. He was known for his research in colloids, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1925. The crater Zsigmondy on the Moon is named in his honour.

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23. Bismarckstein

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Bismarck Stone is a Bismarck monument in Gottingen, Germany. Built in memory of former Imperial Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck, the memorial is popularly known as the Elephant Toilet because of its grotesque shape.

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