12 Sights in Giesen, Germany (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Giesen, 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 12 sights are available in Giesen, Germany.

List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Giesen

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), Website

2. Lahnfenster

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The Lahn window Hessen is a water information center on the Lahn in Gießen operated by the Gießen. The partly underground building offers insights into the river through large glass panes, but also into the fish climbing at the Klinkel’s mill. With a little patience, visitors can watch fish and other animal species how they pass the Mühlgraben on their hikes to spawning spaces and food sources. As an environmental -pedagogical extra -curricular learning location, but also for families, interested groups or individual visitors, the Lahn window, which is popular with the audience, shows the variety of residents in local waters. The building is unique in Hesse and was planned for role models in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Wikipedia: Lahnfenster (DE), Website

3. Bismarckturm Gießen

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The Bismarck Tower in Gießen is a 15 metre high observation tower on the Hardt-Höhe near the Upper Hardthof. The architect was the university building officer A. Becker. The tower, which cost about 12,000 marks, was built from July 1905 to July 1906 from local Lungstein. Above the entrance is the inscription BISMARCK, above it an eagle relief by the sculptor Augusto Varnesi. On the inside of the entrance platform is carved an inscription:

Wikipedia: Bismarckturm (Gießen) (DE)

4. Liebigmuseum

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The Liebig Museum is a natural science museum founded in 1920 in Giessen, Germany, dedicated to the chemist Justus Liebig. The building was originally built as a guardhouse of a barracks and extended by Liebig. It shows the working conditions and the tools of that time in the former Institute of Chemistry, where Liebig lived and researched during his time as a professor at the University of Giessen from 1824 to 1852.

Wikipedia: Liebig-Museum (DE), Website

5. 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), Website

6. 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), Website

7. Gießkannenmuseum

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The Watering Can Museum is a museum for watering cans and other irrigation instruments in the central Hessian city of Giessen. It was launched in 2011 in the run-up to the State Horticultural Show Giessen 2014 as a hands-on project for the citizens, according to the motto of the preparation phase "The gardener's first duty: watering!"

Wikipedia: Gießkannenmuseum (DE), Website

8. Sankt Maria Mutter der Kirche

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St. Maria, Mutter der Kirche (St. Mary, Mother of the Church) is a Roman Catholic church in the village of Ahrbergen in the municipality of Giesen in the district of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony, Germany. Today it belongs to the parish of St. Vitus with its seat in Giesen in the deanery of Borsum-Sarstedt of the diocese of Hildesheim.

Wikipedia: St. Maria, Mutter der Kirche (Ahrbergen) (DE)

9. 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.

Wikipedia: Altes Schloss (Gießen) (DE)

10. Sankt Peter und Paul

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St. Peter and Paul is a Roman Catholic church in the village of Ahrbergen in the municipality of Giesen in the district of Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. Today it belongs to the parish of St. Vitus with its seat in Giesen in the deanery of Borsum-Sarstedt of the diocese of Hildesheim.

Wikipedia: St. Peter und Paul (Ahrbergen) (DE)

11. 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 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)

12. 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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