7 Sights in Gießen, Germany (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Gießen, 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 7 sights are available in Gießen, Germany.

List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Gießen

1. Kapelle auf dem Alten Friedhof

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The chapel on the Old Cemetery in Gießen in central Hesse is a two-storey hall building from the years 1623 to 1625 with a strictly symmetrical half-timbered upper floor on the Old Cemetery. It was built by the city architect Johannes Ebel zum Hirsch in the Renaissance style. The roof, which was dilapidated in 1840, was renewed by Hugo von Ritgen, who added a half-timbered upper floor with a hipped roof in the style of historicism to the building and designed the slender ridge turret in 1862. In addition to the town church tower, the chapel is the oldest preserved sacred building in the city centre. Today it houses the Luther congregation founded in 1927. The entire cemetery, including the cemetery chapel including the interior, is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Kapelle auf dem Alten Friedhof (Gießen) (DE)

2. Botanischer Garten

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Botanischer Garten Stephan Mosel from Gießen, Germany / CC BY 2.0

The Botanischer Garten Gießen, more formally the Botanischer Garten der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, is a historic botanical garden maintained by the University of Giessen. It is the oldest botanical garden in Germany still at its original site, with an entrance at Senckenbergstraße 6, Gießen, Hesse, Germany. It is open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten Gießen (EN)

3. Johanneskirche

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The Johanneskirche is the largest Protestant church in Gießen in the central Hessian district of Gießen and has with a height of 72 meters the highest church tower of all Giessen churches. It was built in 1893 in a historicist mixed style of neo-Gothic and neo-renaissance. The building is a Hessian cultural monument and shapes the cityscape.

Wikipedia: Johanneskirche (Gießen) (DE)

4. Altes Schloss

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The Old Castle, also known as Landgravial Castle, is located in the centre of the university town of Giessen in Hesse, Germany. The building, built in the 14th century, borders the Botanical Garden with its northeast and southeast sides, the Kanzleiberg with the southwest side and the Brandplatz with the northwest side.

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5. Gießkannenmuseum

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The Gie kannenmuseum is a museum of watering cans and other irrigation tools in the city of Gie en in Hesse, Germany. The project was launched in 2011 ahead of the Landesgartenschau Giessen 2014, as a citizen engagement project, following the motto of the preparatory phase, "Gardener's First Duty: Watering!"

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6. Gießener Schlammbeiser

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Gießener Schlammbeiser Ralf Lotys (Sicherlich) / CC BY 2.5

Giessen, spelled Gießen in German, is a town in the German federated state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of both the district of Giessen and the administrative region of Giessen. The population is approximately 90,000, with roughly 37,000 university students.

Wikipedia: Giessen (EN)

7. Die drei Schwätzer

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Die drei Schwätzer Sculptor: Karl-Henning Seemann, born 1934Image: Ralf Lotys (Sicherlich) / CC BY 3.0

The Drei Schwätzer is a bronze sculpture created by Karl-Henning Seemann in the city of Gießen in central Hesse. They are located in the inner-city pedestrian zone at the junction of Plockstraße and Seltersweg.

Wikipedia: Drei Schwätzer (DE)

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