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

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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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Reichskammergerichtmuseum shows the structure, working methods and history of Reichskammergericht throughout the event. The museum, which opened in 1987, is located at 19 Hofstatt in Wetzlar, a camera palace built by Kammergericht Judge Franz von Pape. It is supported by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce Court Research Association and by a scientific advisory committee. On display are original works of art, furniture, sculptures and contemporary printed works. The research center, located in the same building, studies the foundation of the work and history of influence of the Imperial Court, and its role in the constitutional structure of the early modern empire. Another focus is on the staff of the Tribunal.

Wikipedia: Reichskammergerichtsmuseum (DE)

2. Reichskammergericht

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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.

Wikipedia: Reichskammergericht (EN)

3. Säuturm

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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.

Wikipedia: Historische Altstadt Wetzlar (DE)

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.

Wikipedia: Wetzlar Cathedral (EN)

5. Bismarckturm Wetzlar

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In 1901, Garbenheimer Warte, the medieval watchtower of Städtische Landwehr in Wetzlar, was completely transformed. This tower, later renamed Bismarck Tower, is one of the 146 existing Bismarck towers in Germany. The towers were built in memory of Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898). Reconstruction.

Wikipedia: Bismarckturm (Wetzlar) (DE)

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