8 Sights in Gelsenkirchen, Germany (with Map and Images)

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1. Schloss Berge

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Schloss Berge, also known as Haus Berge, is located on the south side of the Buerschen Berg in the Gelsenkirchen district of Buer in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was built as a moated castle to protect today's Gelsenkirchen district of Erle and was the ancestral seat of the von Berge family until 1433. From 1521 Haus Berge was owned by the von Boenen family, whose member Ludolf Friedrich Adolf von Boenen rose to the rank of Imperial Count. His daughter Maria Anna Wilhelmine, a lover of Beethoven, was born on Berge.

Wikipedia: Schloss Berge (DE)

2. Siebenschmerzen-Kapelle

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The seven pain chapel is a Marien chapel in the Westerholter Wald (Löchterheide) in Gelsenkirchen-Buer. The small church built in 1723 and renewed in 1948 with the patronal feast of the pain of Mary belongs to the municipality of St. Mariä Himmelfahrt within the parish of St. Urbanus. It is still used for processions and services in the open air and for private prayer. Since 2008 the station path has been located in addition to the chapel via matris with bronze boards by H. Schilcher (Oberammergau).

Wikipedia: Sieben-Schmerzen-Kapelle (Gelsenkirchen) (DE)

3. Gelsenkirchen Schloss Horst

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Schloss Horst is a castle in the Gelsenkirchen district of Horst and is considered one of the oldest and most important Renaissance buildings in Westphalia. At the time of its construction in the 16th century, it was one of the largest four-winged palace complexes north of the Alps and shaped the architectural style of the Lippe Renaissance, which is also referred to as the "Horster Bauschule". It has been a listed building since 15 December 1983.

Wikipedia: Schloss Horst (DE)

4. Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen

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The Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen is a municipal museum in Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Germany. In addition to the art of the first half of the 20th century, an extensive collection of kinetic art forms the focus of the house. For a long time, the house was simply called the "Municipal Museum". On 27 August 2008, the cultural committee of the city of Gelsenkirchen decided to rename it "Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen". Admission is free.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen (DE), Website

5. Monument for a forgotten future

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Monument for a forgotten future NatiSythen / CC BY-SA 3.0

Emscherkunst.2010, spelled EMSCHERKUNST.2010, was, according to its own statement, the largest art project in the public space of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010. Under the direction of curator Florian Matzner and a project office, more than forty artists and students of the Kunstakademie Münster dealt with the conditions of the region in the northern Ruhr area against the background of structural change.

Wikipedia: Emscherkunst.2010 (DE)

6. Deutschlandexpress

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The Deutschlandexpress was a digitally controlled Märklin model railway layout. Until 2001, it was the largest model railway layout in the world with more than 700 m² of exhibition space. After the Miniatur Wunderland and the Loxx MiniaturWelten Berlin, the Deutschlandexpress was the world's third largest digital model railway layout. The location of the Deutschlandexpress was the Nordsternpark in Gelsenkirchen.

Wikipedia: Der Deutschlandexpress (DE), Website

7. Bahnbetriebswerk Gelsenkirchen Bismarck

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The Gelsenkirchen-Bismarck locomotive depot is located at Bismarck freight yard in Gelsenkirchen Zoo station, opposite Gelsenkirchen Zoo station, on the Märkische Emscher Valley Railway. It was in operation from 1926 to 1981 and is today the largest preserved old locomotive depot for steam locomotives in the Ruhr area.

Wikipedia: Bahnbetriebswerk Gelsenkirchen-Bismarck (DE), Heritage Website

8. Sankt Urbanus

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Sankt Urbanus Jörg Schlarmann / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Provost Church of St. Urbanus is the Catholic main church of Gelsenkirchen-Buer. It was built from Bernhard Hertel from 1890 and consecrated on October 10, 1893 by the Bishop of Münster Hermann Dingelstad.

Wikipedia: Propsteikirche St. Urbanus (DE), Website, Website, Heritage Website


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