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

Here you can find interesting sights in Wetzlar, 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 5 sights are available in Wetzlar, Germany.

List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Wetzlar

1. Reichskammergerichtsmuseum

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The Reich Chamber Court Museum shows an exhibition on the structure, way of working and history of the Reich Chamber Court throughout its work. The museum opened in 1987 is located in Hofstatt 19 in Wetzlar, a cameral palace built by the Chamber Court Assessor Franz von Pape. It is supported by the Society for Reich Chamber Court Research e. V. , supported by a scientific advisory board. Original images, furniture, sculptures and contemporary print works are shown. The research center in the same house deals with the basis of work and the history of the Reich Chamber Court and its role in the constitutional structure of the early modern empire. Another focus is the court's staff.

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2. Reichskammergericht

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Reichskammergericht / Public domain

The Reichskammergericht was one of the two highest judicial institutions in the Holy Roman Empire, the other one being the Aulic Council in Vienna. It was founded in 1495 by the Imperial Diet in Worms. All legal proceedings in the Holy Roman Empire could be brought to the Imperial Chamber Court, except if the ruler of the territory had a so-called privilegium de non appellando, in which case the highest judicial institution was found by the ruler of that territory. Another exception was criminal law in which the Imperial Chamber Court could intervene only if basic procedural rules had been violated.

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3. Säuturm

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Säuturm Autor/-in unbekanntUnknown author / Public domain

The historic Old City of Wetzlar was the heart of the pre-imperial city of the early Middle Ages and, as a whole, it was a registered cultural monument. It has all kinds of historical sites and urban structures, which make the old city especially worthy of protection. Even though some historic building structures have been lost during the Old City reconstruction in 1960s, the cross-sections of historic streets and many late medieval streets have hardly changed in the whole area within the medieval city walls.

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4. Dom

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Dom Philipp Trümper / CC BY 3.0

Wetzlar Cathedral is a large church in the town of Wetzlar, located on the Lahn river some 50 km north of Frankfurt. Construction began in 1230 and is still unfinished, since the western front is still missing its northern belfry. Because of its long period of construction, the church combines romanesque, gothic and baroque architecture.

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5. Bismarckturm Wetzlar

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In 1901, the Garbenheimer Warte, a medieval watchtower of the municipal landwehr in Wetzlar, was completely redesigned. The tower, which was then renamed the Bismarck Tower, is one of 146 Bismarck towers still existing in Germany. These towers were built or rebuilt in honor of Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898).

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