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


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Explore interesting sights in Gelsenkirchen, 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 8 sights are available in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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, Germany. 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 the property of 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 in Bergen.

Wikipedia: Schloss Berge (DE)

2. Siebenschmerzen-Kapelle

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The Seven Sorrows Chapel is a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the Westerholt Forest (Löchterheide) in Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Germany. Built in 1723 and renovated in 1948, the small church with the patronage of Mary's Sorrows belongs to the parish of St. Mary of the Assumption within the parish of St. Urbanus. To this day, it is used for open-air processions and services and for private devotion. Since 2008, next to the chapel there has been the Via Matris station trail with bronze plaques by H. Schilcher (Oberammergau).

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

3. Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen

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Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen

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 change the name to "Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen". Admission is free.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen (DE), Website

4. Monument for a forgotten future

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

Emscherkunst.2010, own spelling of Emscherkunst.2010, was, according to his own statement, the largest art project in the public spaces of the Culture Capital of Europe Ruhr 2010. Under the direction of curator Florian Matzner and a project office, more than forty artists and students from the Münster Art Academy deal against the background of structural change with the conditions of the region in the northern Ruhr area.

Wikipedia: Emscherkunst.2010 (DE)

5. Gelsenkirchen Schloss Horst

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Horst Castle, located in the Horst district of Gelsenkirchen, is recognized as one of Westphalia's oldest and most significant Renaissance buildings. During its construction in the 16th century, it ranked among the largest four-winged castle complexes north of the Alps, significantly influencing the architectural style of the Lippe Renaissance. On December 15, 1983, it was declared a listed building.

Wikipedia: Horst Castle (EN)

6. ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen

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ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen, founded on April 14, 1949, as "Ruhr-Zoo", is one of the most modern zoological gardens in Germany. It was founded on a heavily shelled area in Gelsenkirchen adjacent to a port on the Rhine–Herne Canal. It initially encompassed 15.5 hectares. During its first years, there was a large turnover of animals as an animal trader, Firma Ruhe, provided them.

Wikipedia: ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen (EN), Website

7. Bahnbetriebswerk Gelsenkirchen Bismarck

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The Gelsenkirchen-Bismarck depot is located at the Bismarck freight station in the Gelsenkirchen Zoo part of the station, opposite the Gelsenkirchen Zoo stop, on the Märkische Emschertalbahn. It was in operation from 1926 to 1981 and is now the largest preserved old 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's Church of St. Urbanus is the main Catholic church in Gelsenkirchen-Buer. It was built in 1890 according to plans by Bernhard Hertel and consecrated on 10 October 1893 by the Bishop of Münster, Hermann Dingelstad.

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


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