14 Sights in Herford, Germany (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Herford, 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 14 sights are available in Herford, Germany.

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1. Luttenberg

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The Luttenberg is a 102.8 m above sea level NHN high mountain in the East Westphalian town of Herford. It is located on the Stiftberg, part of the Neustädter Feldmark. Roads run around the mountain, in the north the busy Stiftbergstraße, in the south the Luttenbergstraße, a residential street. To the east is St. Mary's Church and to the west is the Schützenhof city park with the Northwest German Philharmonic Hall. Today, the Luttenberg is used as a public green space together with the Schützenhofpark to the southwest.

Wikipedia: Luttenberg (Herford) (DE)

2. Sankt Johannis

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St. Johannis is the Evangelical Lutheran parish church of Herford's Neustadt, founded in 1220. From 1414 it was also the collegiate church of the secular collegiate monastery of St. John and Dionys, originally located in Enger. This existed until the secularization of 1802. It is not to be confused with the neighboring Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist. Within the church district of Herford, St. John's Church, together with Herford Minster and St. James' Church, belongs to the parish of Herford-Mitte.

Wikipedia: St. Johannis (Herford) (DE), Website

3. Synagoge Herford

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Synagoge Herford

The Herford Synagogue is the seat of today's Jewish Community of Herford-Detmold. Today's synagogue was rebuilt 72 years after its destruction during the November pogroms in 1938 on the site of the original synagogue on Komturstraße in Herford's Neustadt. It was inaugurated on 14 March 2010 and was attended by Charlotte Knobloch, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, and Jürgen Rüttgers, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Synagoge Herford (DE), Website

4. Marienkirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran St. Mary's Church on the Stiftberg next to the Luttenberg in Herford, Westphalia, goes back to a small chapel of St. Michael, which was built nearby on the site of a pre-Christian place of worship. It is colloquially referred to as the "Stiftberg Church". It used to be known as St. Mary on the Mountain. In the Middle Ages and the early modern period, the church was the church of the monastery on the mountain.

Wikipedia: Marienkirche (Herford) (DE), Website

5. Amtsgericht Herford

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Herford is the seat of the district court of Herford, which is responsible for the towns of Enger, Herford and Spenge as well as for the municipality of Hiddenhausen in the district of Herford. Around 121,000 people live in the 184 km² judicial district. In addition, the Herford District Court is responsible for the agricultural matters of the Bünde and Herford districts.

Wikipedia: Amtsgericht Herford (DE), Website

6. Sankt Johannes Baptist

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Sankt Johannes Baptist Photo taken by Tebdi edited and uploaded by DaBroMfld / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Johannes Baptist is the only Catholic inner-city church in the district town of Herford in East Westphalia-Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Structurally, the church and parish belong to the Herford Pastoral Association in the Herford-Minden deanery of the Archdiocese of Paderborn. It was the church of the Knights of St. John in Herford.

Wikipedia: St. Johannes Baptist (Herford) (DE)

7. Petri-Kirche

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St. Peter's Church is the only Protestant Reformed church in the city of Herford. It is the first church building in the city to be built as a Protestant church. It was built between 1901 and 1902. The previously built Protestant churches of Münster, Johannis, Marien and Jakobi became Evangelical Lutheran after the Reformation.

Wikipedia: Petrikirche (Herford) (DE), Website

8. Marta Herford

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The Marta Herford is a contemporary art museum that also makes connections to design and architecture. The building was designed by architect Frank Gehry and opened in 2005. The founding director was the Belgian Jan Hoet. From the beginning of 2009 to the end of 2021, Roland Nachtigäller headed the museum as Artistic Director.

Wikipedia: MARTa (DE), Website, Website

9. Bahnhof Herford

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Bahnhof Herford

Herford station is a junction station with four platforms and seven platform tracks in the town of Herford in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It lies on the quadruple track, electrified Hamm–Minden railway, a section of the original route of the historic Cologne-Minden Railway Company.

Wikipedia: Herford station (EN)

10. Sankt Jakobi

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St. Jakobi is the Evangelical Lutheran parish church of the Radewig district of Herford. It is therefore also referred to as the Radewig Church. Together with the Herford Minster and the St. John's Church, the Jakobikirche belongs to the parish of Herford-Mitte within the church district of Herford.

Wikipedia: St. Jakobi (Herford) (DE)

11. Münsterkirche

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The Herford Minster is the oldest and largest church in the city of Herford. Today it is an Evangelical Lutheran parish church. Together with the two inner-city churches of St. Johannis and St. Jakobi, it belongs to the parish of Herford-Mitte within the church district of Herford.

Wikipedia: Herforder Münster (DE), Website

12. Friedhof „Zum Ewigen Frieden“

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Eternal Peace, the main cemetery in Herford, is the largest cemetery in the city. He was arrested on April 29th. As the only municipal cemetery in Friedhofstraße/Hermannstraße was no longer sufficient, the cemetery was completed on 23 June 1924.

Wikipedia: Friedhof Ewiger Frieden (Herford) (DE)

13. Technisches Rathaus

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Technisches Rathaus Drahreg01 / CC BY 2.5

The Technical Town Hall in Herford is a former hospital that is now used as a municipal administration building. The building, erected in 1927 and 1928, belongs stylistically to Brick Expressionism and has been a listed building since 1985.

Wikipedia: Technisches Rathaus (Herford) (DE)

14. Elsbach Haus

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The Elsbachhaus in Herford is a five-storey office and shopping centre in a former factory building, which is located opposite the MARTa Herford museum. The building has been a listed building since 1990.

Wikipedia: Elsbachhaus (DE), Website


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