26 Sights in Witten, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Witten, 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 26 sights are available in Witten, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Witten

1. Germaniadenkmal

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The Germania war memorial in Witten was ceremoniously unveiled on 30 September 1877. In particular, the Guard Warrior Association, founded in 1854 and merged with the Witten Landwehr and Warrior Association in 1858, campaigned for the erection of this monument. On 3 July 1877, the foundation stone was laid on Königsplatz. The monument was designed by the Witten-born architect Heinrich Klutmann, who worked as a high-ranking Prussian building official in Berlin. Its construction cost the city of Witten 18,801.97 marks, which were mainly provided by collections of voluntary donations. The entrepreneur Louis Berger, who had also initiated the construction of the war memorial, donated 100 thalers.

Wikipedia: Kriegerdenkmal Germania (Witten) (DE)

2. St.-Johannes-Erbstollen

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The St.-Johannes-Erbstollen is a former Erbstollen in Witten in the districts of Hardenstein and Vormholz. The tunnel is located west of the Muttental. The tunnel was also known as the Tiefer Johannis Stollen, St. Johannes Erbstolln, St. Johannis-Erbstollen, Johannis Erbstolln and Johannes Erbstolln. Its lower part runs through the valley of an unnamed stream, which is locally called Deipenbecke or simply Hardensteiner Bach. The St. Johannes Erbstollen was the most important tunnel in the region and was used to drain water and ventilate the surrounding mines, which were mining on hard coal. The Erbstollen belonged to the Märkisches Bergamtsbezirk.

Wikipedia: St.-Johannes-Erbstollen (DE)

3. Villa Hanf

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Villa Hanf

Villa Hanf is located at Parkweg 14 in Witten. The banker Moritz Hanf and his wife Rebecca Hanf built the house, which is characterized by Art Nouveau, and moved in here in 1903. During Kristallnacht from 9 to 10 November 1938, Mr. and Mrs. Hanf hid in the basement of their house while the Nazis vandalized the house. Two months later, they fled to the Netherlands. Moritz Hanf died in the Netherlands in 1943, Rebecca Hanf was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. Since April 4, 2014, stumbling stones have been erected in front of the house to commemorate the family. The villa has been a listed building since April 19, 1983.

Wikipedia: Villa Hanf (DE)

4. Maschinenhaus

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The Nachtigall colliery is a former coal mine in Bommern, Germany. The mine was also known as the Nachtigal colliery in the Hetberge, the Nachtigall colliery in the Hedtberge, the trade union in the Hedtberge and the coal bank in the Hettberger Holtz. The mine is located in Bommern at the entrance to the Muttental and is part of the Muttental mining hiking trail. The colliery was one of the largest underground mines in the region. In the mine, lumpy fatty coal was mined in underground mining, which was of good quality. Today, the factory premises are home to the LWL Industrial Museum Nachtigall Colliery.

Wikipedia: Zeche Nachtigall (Witten) (DE)

5. Zollhaus Herbede

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Zollhaus Herbede Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Zollhaus Herbede is a former Prussian bridge keeper's house from the 19th century and is located directly on the Lake bridge over the Ruhr on the side of Herbede, Witten. The construction of the house followed the construction of the bridge by Baron von Elverfeldt in 1844. Until 1930, a bridge toll had to be paid when crossing the Lake Bridge. The building now belongs to the company Friedr. Lohmann GmbH. A beer garden was opened in 2013 and an indoor restaurant in 2016.

Wikipedia: Zollhaus Herbede (DE), Website

6. Bergbau-Ausstellung Herberholz

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The Herberholz colliery is a former coal mine in the Vormholz district of Witten, Germany. The colliery was also known as the United Herberholz Colliery and was created from the consolidation of several mine mines. The consolidation of the collieries was carried out by the Obersteiger Herberholz, after whom the consolidated colliery was named. The mine belonged to the Brandenburg mining district and there to the Hardenstein mining district.

Wikipedia: Zeche Herberholz (DE)

7. Universität Witten/Herdecke Altbau

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Universität Witten/Herdecke Altbau

Witten/Herdecke University is a private, state-recognized, nonprofit university in Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was the first German private institution of higher education to receive accreditation as a "Universität", a status recognizing the university's academic quality equivalent to state-run universities and granting the right to award bachelor's and master's degrees, doctorates, and the German Habilitation.

Wikipedia: Witten/Herdecke University (EN), Facebook, Website

8. Hardenstein Castle

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Hardenstein Castle

Hardenstein Castle is a ruined castle in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The remains lie east of Herbede on the Ruhr River, surrounded by mountains, and are not easily accessible. Nearby ruins show that the castle was once part of an important mining centre, probably dating to the Middle Ages; the earliest records, from the 16th century, support this. The castle features in the legend of the Nibelungs.

Wikipedia: Hardenstein Castle (EN), Facebook, Website

9. Rathaus der Medizin

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The town hall of Herbede administered the once independent town of Herbede, today a district of Witten. It was built around 1900. In the immediate vicinity is the Herbede train station. After its incorporation in 1975, it housed the city library, a police station and non-profit associations such as the DLRG and the Heimatverein Herbede. The town hall was converted into a medical centre in 2010.

Wikipedia: Rathaus Herbede (DE), Website

10. Westlicher Tagetrieb Frielinghaus

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Westlicher Tagetrieb Frielinghaus Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Frielinghaus colliery in the Witten district of Vormholz-Hardenstein is a former coal mine. The colliery was also known as the Frielinghaus Gerichts Herbede colliery. From 1832 onwards, the colliery was also known as the Frielinghaus Tiefbau colliery, Frielinghausen colliery or Frilinghausen colliery. Parts of the mine are now part of the Muttental Mining Hiking Trail.

Wikipedia: Zeche Frielinghaus (DE)

11. Helenenturm

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Helenenturm grafkoks2002 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Helenenturm is a 30-metre-high observation tower in Witten, built in 1858 as a private monument to the Councillor of Justice Eduard Strohn in honour of his wife Helene Strohn, née Lohmann. She died after a lawsuit between the family and the Prussian state over ferry fares. The construction of the tower was financed with the compensation awarded in this process.

Wikipedia: Helenenturm (Witten) (DE)

12. Restfläche KZ-Außenlager

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Restfläche KZ-Außenlager

The Annener Gußstahlwerk subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp, often referred to as the Witten-Annen subcamp, was a branch of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Witten and existed from 16 September 1944 to 28 March 1945. A total of more than 750 prisoners were forced to perform forced labor in the armaments company Annener Gußstahlwerk.

Wikipedia: KZ-Außenlager Annener Gußstahlwerk (DE)

13. Villa Ruhrtal

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Villa Ruhrtal Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Villa Ruhrtal is a three-storey, prestigious business villa located at Ruhrtal 5 in the Herbede district of Witten. It was built in 1895 in the style of historicism or neo-renaissance by Friedrich Brinkmann, who operated the Ruhr Valley brewery on the opposite property at Ruhrtal 7. It has been a listed building since 3 September 1984.

Wikipedia: Villa Ruhrtal (DE), Website

14. Jüdischer Friedhof

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Jüdischer Friedhof

The Jewish Cemetery Ledderken is a Jewish cemetery in Witten, Germany. In the closed cemetery of the former Jewish community there are still about 130 gravestones today. The cemetery is owned by the State Association of Jewish Communities of Westphalia-Lippe. It is registered in the city's list of monuments as an architectural monument.

Wikipedia: Jüdischer Friedhof Ledderken (DE)

15. Vereinigungsstollen

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Vereinigungsstollen Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Vereinigungsstollen is a former tunnel in Witten-Hardenstein, Germany. The tunnel was also known as the Compagniestollen or the Unification Mining Tunnel. After completion, the tunnel had a total length of around 375 metres and a maximum height of 1.8 metres. The tunnel is still used today to drain the old mine field.

Wikipedia: Vereinigungsstollen (DE)

16. Maschinenhaus der Zeche Wallfisch

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The machine house of the Wallfisch colliery is a listed building in Witten from around 1850. The building belonged to the Wallfisch colliery and is now part of the theme route Early industrialization of the route of industrial culture. It is located in the Stockum/Düren district of Witten, on Steinäckerweg.

Wikipedia: Maschinenhaus der Zeche Wallfisch (DE)

17. Wasserturm Luhn & Pulvermacher

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The water tower of Luhn & Pulvermacher and Dittmann & Neuhaus is a monument in Herbede, Witten. It was built from 1919 to 1920 after a draft by Friedrich Dache. It is made of quarry stone and brick stone and is 23 m high. On August 23, 1999 he was included in the monument list of the city of Witten.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm der Firma Luhn & Pulvermacher und Dittmann & Neuhaus (DE)

18. Zeche Elisabethenglück

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Zeche Elisabethenglück

The Elisabethenglück colliery is a former coal mine in Durchholz. During its almost 170 years of operation, the mine was shut down and restarted several times after years. The mine was located directly next to the mine field of the Vereinigte Glückauf & Hegermann colliery.

Wikipedia: Zeche Elisabethenglück (DE)

19. St. Joseph

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St. Joseph Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Joseph is located in Annen, a part of the town of Witten in the Ennepe-Ruhr district of North Rhine-Westphalia. The parish belongs to the Pastoral Association Witten-Ost in the Deanery of Hagen-Witten of the Archdiocese of Paderborn.

Wikipedia: St. Joseph (Annen) (DE)

20. Saalbau Witten

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The Witten Saalbau is a multifunctional event hall for events up to 1000 people. With over 250 events such as concerts, acting and conferences, the hall building reaches around 100,000 visitors. It is centrally located on the edge of the city center of Witten.

Wikipedia: Saalbau Witten (DE), Facebook, Website

21. Erlöserkirche

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Erlöserkirche Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The listed Protestant Church of the Redeemer is located in Annen, a district of the town of Witten in the Ennepe-Ruhr district of North Rhine-Westphalia. The parish belongs to the Hattingen-Witten church district of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Annen) (DE)

22. Deutsches Gruben- und Feldbahnmuseum

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Deutsches Gruben- und Feldbahnmuseum Hans-Jürgen Wiese / CC BY-SA 4.0

The German Mine and Field Railway Museum is a technical museum in Witten-Bommern in the Ruhr area. It is located below Steinhausen Castle on the site of the Theresia colliery, which closed in 1892, and is part of the Muttental mining hiking trail.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Gruben- und Feldbahnmuseum (DE), Atom, Facebook, Rss, Website

23. Evangelische Kirche Bommern

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Evangelische Kirche Bommern

The Evangelical Church is a listed church building in Bommern, a district of Witten in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The parish of Bommern belongs to the church district of Hattingen-Witten of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia.

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

24. Castle Steinhausen

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Steinhausen Castle is located on the Muttental mining hiking trail in the Witten district of Bommern, south of the Ruhr River. Its landmark is a round tower on the east side of the castle grounds, which currently lacks its helmet.

Wikipedia: Schloss Steinhausen (DE), Facebook, Website

25. Maschinenhaus

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Maschinenhaus Uwe Kortengräber (Uweko) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Renate colliery is a former coal mine in the Witten district of Vormholz. The colliery was only in operation for a few years as a small colliery, the owner of the small colliery was the Renate Bergbaugesellschaft mbH.

Wikipedia: Zeche Renate (DE)

26. Wetterschornstein Buchholz

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Wetterschornstein Buchholz Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Buchholz weather chimney is a listed weather chimney of the former United Geschwind colliery in the Witten district of Buchholz-Kämpen. It is the last surviving building of its kind in the Ruhr area.

Wikipedia: Wetterschornstein Buchholz (DE)


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