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


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Explore interesting sights in Wetzlar, 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 9 sights are available in Wetzlar, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Wetzlar

1. Reichskammergerichtsmuseum

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The Imperial Chamber Court Museum shows an exhibition on the structure, functioning and history of the Imperial Chamber Court during the entire period of its activity. Opened in 1987, the museum is located at Hofstatt 19 in Wetzlar, a Kameralenpalais built by the Court of Appeal assessor Franz von Pape. It is supported by the Society for Reich Chamber Court Research e.V., supported by a scientific advisory board. Original sculptures, furniture, sculptures and contemporary printed works are on display. The research centre, which is located in the same building, deals with the working principles and history of the Imperial Chamber Court as well as its role in the constitutional structure of the early modern empire. Another focus is on the staff of the court.

Wikipedia: Reichskammergerichtsmuseum (DE), Website

2. Säuturm

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The historic old town in Wetzlar is the city centre of the former imperial city, which was built in the early Middle Ages and is a registered cultural monument as a whole. It has a wide variety of historical traces and urban structures that make the old town area particularly worthy of protection. Even though some of the historic buildings were lost due to the renovation of the old town in the 1960s, the historic street courses and in many cases still late medieval street cross-sections remain almost unchanged in the entire area within the medieval wall ring.

Wikipedia: Historische Altstadt Wetzlar (DE)

3. Hospitalkirche

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The Hospital Church in Wetzlar in the Lahn-Dill district of Hesse is an Evangelical Lutheran preaching church. It was built in 1762–1764 in the Rococo style and is considered a rare and high-quality example of this architectural style among Lutheran preaching churches. The five-axis hall building with five-eighth closure and western bonnet turret is a Hessian cultural monument with rich interior decoration.

Wikipedia: Hospitalkirche (Wetzlar) (DE), Heritage Website

4. Paulskirche

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St. Paul's Church was built between 1491 and 1492 in what is now the Wetzlar district of Hermannstein in central Hesse. The late Gothic hall church has a three-eighth closure and a west tower from the 1520s. Among the important pieces of equipment from the time of its construction are a triumphal cross, a sandstone relief from 1492 and a baptismal font made of red sandstone depicting the birth of Christ.

Wikipedia: Paulskirche (Hermannstein) (DE)

5. Evangelische Kirche

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The Evangelical Church in Münchholzhausen, a district of Wetzlar in the Lahn-Dill district in Hesse, is a listed choir tower church with buildings from different building eras. To the west of the medieval fortified choir tower is a narrow baroque nave. The church received its present form in 1937 with a west tower and a new nave, which was added to the north.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche (Münchholzhausen) (DE)

6. 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.

Wikipedia: Wetzlar Cathedral (EN), Website, Heritage Website

7. 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 subsequently renamed the Bismarck Tower, is one of 146 Bismarck towers still in existence in Germany. These towers were built or rebuilt in honour of Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898).

Wikipedia: Bismarckturm (Wetzlar) (DE)

8. Ev. Kirche

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The Evangelical Church is a listed church building in Blasbach, a district of Wetzlar in the Lahn-Dill district of Hesse, Germany. In the years 1712–1716, the essentially Gothic hall church with a hipped roof was given its present appearance, including the baroque furnishings and the two-storey crested roof turret.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche Blasbach (DE), Website

9. Ev. Kirche Nauborn

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The Evangelical Church in Nauborn in Central Hesse, a district of Wetzlar, is one in the core of Romanesque Saalkirche. In the 17th century it was converted profoundly and received its current shape. The building is Hessian cultural monument due to its historical, artistic and urban planning importance.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche (Nauborn) (DE), Website


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