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

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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. Portal des ehemaligen Universitätsreitstalls

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University Stables at Georg-Auguste University in Gottingen is a complex at the northwest end of Weender Straße in Gottingen, including a riding hall, an open-air riding field, stables and the residence of stable owners. The complex, completed between 1734 and 1736 on the so-called Freudenberg, was one of the first buildings to be rebuilt for the university, which opened in 1734 and officially opened in 1737. The architect was the monastic architect Joseph Schädeler (1692-1763), who was also responsible for the construction of the college and library buildings of the university, and later Michaelishaus Londonschänke (Londonschänke, Londonschänke)

Wikipedia: Universitätsreitstall (Göttingen) (DE)

2. Göttinger 7

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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)

3. 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 Evangelical-Lutheran main churches of the capital of Lower Saxony. The position at Hanns-Lilje-Platz on the corner of Kramerstraße and Knochenhauerstraße is marked by a stone cross in the pavement. From here, in addition to the tower of the Marktkirche, the towers of the Aegidienkirche, the Kreuzkirche and the Neustädter Kirche built in the Calenberger Neustadt can be seen. The symmetrical cross is part of a circle of differently colored cobblestones, over which the red thread leads.

Wikipedia: Vierkirchenblick (Hannover) (DE)

4. 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)

5. Biodiversitätsmuseum

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The Zoological Museum of the University of Göttingen was part of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, emerged from the Natural History Museum of the University of Göttingen and housed the publicly accessible part of an extensive research collection of taxidermy animals and skeletons. The museum was part of the Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Institute for Zoology and Anthropology. It was located in the former Zoological Institute of the University at Berliner Straße 28, near the Göttingen train station.

Wikipedia: Zoologisches Museum Göttingen (DE)

6. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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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)

7. 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-aisled Gothic hall church built between 1361 and 1433. The patron saint of the church is James the Elder. The tower of the church with its 72 meters height 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 supra-regional importance.

Wikipedia: St. Jacobi (Göttingen) (DE)

8. Max Born

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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".

Wikipedia: Max Born (EN)

9. 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)

10. Bismarck Cottage

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Bismarckhäuschen (Bismarck Cabin) in Göttingen is the last tower of the city's medieval fortifications. It got its name because Otto von Bismarck, the later Imperial Prime Minister, lived here for about half a year while studying in Gottingen. A memorial plaque in Gottingen commemorates this period. Today, there is a small museum in memory of him in the tower.

Wikipedia: Bismarckhäuschen (DE)

11. Universitätsaula

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The auditorium of the Georg-August-Universität was built in 1837 to celebrate the first centennium of the University of Göttingen as an auditorium in classicist style. It was built on behalf of King William IV of Great Britain and Hanover as a donor for the centenary celebration on the former Neuer Markt in Göttingen.

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

12. Old Town Hall

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The Old Town Hall in Göttingen was built from 1270 in several construction phases and was the seat of the council and 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.

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Göttingen) (DE)

13. 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)

14. Wöhler Monument

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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.

Wikipedia: Friedrich Wöhler (EN)

15. St. Michael's Church

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St. Michael is a Catholic parish church in the historic city centre of Göttingen in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the centre of Catholic city pastoral care in Göttingen; The parish of the same name belongs to the Deanery of Göttingen of the Diocese of Hildesheim.

Wikipedia: St. Michael (Göttingen) (DE)

16. Schwarzer Bär

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Schwarzer Bär joergens.mi / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Schwarzer Bär 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 Kurze Straße 12.

Wikipedia: Schwarzer Bär (Göttingen) (DE)

17. St. Paul

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St. Paulus is a neo-baroque Catholic parish church in Göttingen, Germany. It is located in the lower eastern quarter on Wilhelm-Weber-Straße. Its parish belongs to the Deanery of Göttingen of the Diocese of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony (Germany).

Wikipedia: St. Paulus (Göttingen) (DE)

18. Adolf Windaus

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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)

19. Gottfried August Bürger-Denkmal

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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)

20. St. Nikolai

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

St. Nicholas Church, located in the old city of Gottingen, Lower Saxony, Germany, is a Gothic hall church with Roman origin. It has been the property of Georg-August University since 1822 and reports to the respective seminary deans.

Wikipedia: St. Nikolai (Göttingen) (DE)

21. Saint John's Church

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St. John's Church in the old town of Göttingen in Lower Saxony is a three-aisled 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)

22. Bodenfelder Synagoge

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The synagogue in Bodenfelde, a community in the district of Northeim in Lower Saxony, was located on Mühlenstraße in Bodenfelde on a farm property and has been located at Angerstraße 14 in Göttingen since 2008.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Bodenfelde) (DE)

23. Kunsthaus Göttingen

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The Kunsthaus Göttingen is an exhibition venue for works on paper, photography and new media in the southern inner city of Göttingen. The exhibition focuses on contemporary art with an international orientation.

Wikipedia: Kunsthaus Göttingen (DE)

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