5 Sights in Greven, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Greven, 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 5 sights are available in Greven, Germany.

1. Michael Gartenschläger Gedenkkreuz

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Michael Gartenschläger was a political prisoner in the GDR and an escape helper. He was shot dead by a special commando of the Ministry of State Security (MfS) while trying to dismantle a self-firing device at the border. In a judgment of 16 February 2005, the Federal Court of Justice acquitted a defendant accused of having organised and brought about the killing of Gartenschläger; Among other things, this is based on the finding of the factual instance that the Regional Court could not rule out the possibility that Gartenschläger was the first to shoot.

Wikipedia: Michael Gartenschläger (DE)

2. KÜ

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The canal overpass near Münster-Gelmer is an important industrial monument from the end of the 19th century. It made it possible to transfer the "Old Journey" of the Dortmund-Ems Canal over the Ems in the immediate vicinity of Gelmer. Due to the territorial reform in North Rhine-Westphalia on 1 January 1975, the building has since been located partly on the territory of the city of Münster, and partly on that of the city of Greven, as the city boundary in this area is now the course of the river.

Wikipedia: Kanalüberführung Münster-Gelmer (DE)

3. St. Martinus

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The parish of St. Martinus in Greven is a Catholic parish of the Diocese of Münster in the deanery of Steinfurt with around 19,500 Catholics. It is considered the oldest and largest Catholic parish in the Münsterland city, whose territory almost completely covers St. Martinus. Only the small Greven district of Gimbte has the independent parish of St. John the Baptist with almost 700 believers and therefore does not belong to St. Martinus.

Wikipedia: St. Martinus (Greven) (DE)

4. ehemalige Zollstation

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Schöneflieth Castle was a former robber baron's castle and later a customs office. It was strategically located on the southern bank of the Ems in Greven in Westphalia. In addition to its important function as a customs office, it was of particular importance in several historical events. The only reminders of the castle itself are the reconstruction of the bridge over the moat and the marking of the foundation walls of the outer bailey.

Wikipedia: Burg Schöneflieth (DE)

5. Sachsenhof

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Sachsenhof Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The open-air museum Sachsenhof in Greven-Pentrup is a reconstruction of a 1200-year-old early medieval Saxon farm complex with cultivation experiments of cultivated plants and wild herbs from that time.

Wikipedia: Freilichtmuseum Sachsenhof (DE)


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