7 Sights in Nordhausen, Germany (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Nordhausen, 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 7 sights are available in Nordhausen, Germany.List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Nordhausen
1. Dom Zum Heiligen Kreuz
Nordhausen Cathedral is a cathedral in Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany. Apart from Erfurt Cathedral, it is the only church in the Diocese of Erfurt that officially bears the name Dom. The Nordhausen Cathedral was never the cathedral of a bishop's seat, but a collegiate church until secularization. He received the title To the Holy Cross from the relic of the cross kept there, a splinter of the cross of Jesus Christ. Since the Reformation, the cathedral has been the only Roman Catholic church in the city of Nordhausen. It is the parish church of the parish Dom zum Heiligen Kreuz Nordhausen in the deanery of Nordhausen of the Diocese of Erfurt.
2. Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial
Mittelbau-Dora was a Nazi concentration camp located near Nordhausen in Thuringia, Germany. It was established in late summer 1943 as a subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp, supplying slave labour from many Eastern countries occupied by Germany, for extending the nearby tunnels in the Kohnstein and for manufacturing the V-2 rocket and the V-1 flying bomb. In the summer of 1944, Mittelbau became an independent concentration camp with numerous subcamps of its own. In 1945, most of the surviving inmates were sent on death marches or crammed in trains of box-cars by the SS. On 11 April 1945, US troops freed the remaining prisoners.
3. August Bebel Denkmal
Ferdinand August Bebel was a German socialist politician, writer, and orator. He is best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDAP) in 1869, which in 1875 merged with the General German Workers' Association into the Socialist Workers' Party of Germany (SAPD). During the repression under the terms of the Anti-Socialist Laws, Bebel became the leading figure of the social democratic movement in Germany and from 1892 until his death served as chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
The Kohnstein is a hill in Thuringia, Germany, 2 kilometres southwest of the village of Niedersachswerfen and 3 kilometres northwest of the centre of the town of Nordhausen. Gypsum mining created tunnels in the hill that were later used as a fuel/chemical depot and for Nazi Germany factories, including the Mittelwerk V-2 rocket factory that used Mittelbau-Dora slave labour.
5. Sankt Martin und Johannes
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Martin and John is located in Bielen in the town of Nordhausen in the district of Nordhausen in Thuringia. It is one of the registered cultural monuments in Nordhausen. The parish belongs to the parish seat Nordhausen St. Jacobi-Frauenberg in the Evangelical Church District Südharz of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
6. Sankt Johannis
The Evangelical village church of St. Johannis is located in the village of Petersdorf in the town of Nordhausen in the district of Nordhausen in Thuringia. The local parish is served by the parish office Krimderode-Niedersachswerfen in the church district Südharz of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
7. Sankt Blasii Kirche
The parish church of St. Blasii is an Protestant church in the district town of Nordhausen in Thuringia. In addition to the cathedral and the St. Nikolai market church, it is one of the three church buildings in the historic city center of Nordhausen.
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