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

Here you can find interesting sights in Witten, 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 15 sights are available in Witten, Germany.

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1. Germaniadenkmal

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The Germania War Memorial in Witten was built on July 20, 1912. It was officially unveiled on September 8, 1877. In particular, the Guards-Soldiers Association, established in 1854, merged with Landwehr-und Krieger-Verein of Witten in 1858 to work for the establishment of this monument. I'm 3. On July 1, 1877, the foundation stone of Königsplatz was laid. The monument was designed by architect Heinrich Krutman, who was born in Witten and served as a senior Prussian architectural officer in Berlin. Its construction cost the city of Witten DM 18,801.97, which was largely achieved by collecting voluntary contributions. The Kriegerdenkmal was also launched by entrepreneur Louis Berger, who donated 100 Thaler.

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2. Villa Hanf

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The Villa Hanf is located at Parkweg 14 in Witten. Banker Moritz Hanf and his wife Rebecca Hanf built the house, which is characterized by Art Nouveau, and moved in here in 1903. In the Reich crystal night from November 9-10, 1938, the spouses hemp hid in the basement of their house while the Nazis devastated 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. Stumbling blocks have been reminiscent of the family in front of the house since April 4, 2014. The villa has been protected by the list since April 19, 1983.

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3. Zwangsarbeiterdenkmal

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The forced labor monument in the Annen municipal cemetery is reminiscent of the victims of forced labor in the time of National Socialism in Annen. The monument was set up in 1993 in the former Jewish cemetery in the Annen municipal cemetery. Tables made of brass give the names of those affected, including those of the forced labor camp and the outer concentration camp of the Annener cast steel. In total, there are said to have been between 230 and 250 forced labor camps of various sizes in the city. About 5% of all forced laborers working in Witten died until the end of the war.

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4. Maschinenhaus

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The Nachtigall coal mine is a coal mine in Bommern, Germany. The mine is also known as "Zeche Nachtigal im Hetberge", "Zeche Nachtigall im Hedtberge", "Gewerkschaft im Hedtberge" and "Kohlenbank im Hettberg Holtz". The mine is located in Bommern at the entrance to Muttental and is part of Muttental Bergbauwanderweg. The mine is one of the largest civil engineering mines in the area. In this mine, massive fat coal is mined by deep mining method with good quality. Today, LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall is located on the site of the plant.

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5. Gartenstadt Crengeldanz

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The Garden City Crengeldanz is a former factory settlement of the Westphalian tram in Witten, built in 1913/1914, which consists of 38 fully slate half-timbered houses in the Bergisch style. Large gardens and a small square characterize the village-like character of the settlement, which is now a listed building. The concept of the settlement follows the ideals of the garden city movement developed at the beginning of the 20th century.

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6. Helenenturm

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Helenenturm grafkoks2002 / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Helenenturm is a 30 meter high observation tower in Witten, built in 1858 as a private monument of the Council of Justice Eduard Strohn in honor of his wife Helene Strohn born Lohmann. After a process of ferry fees, she died between the family and the Prussian state. The construction of the tower was financed with the compensation awarded in this process. The tower has been the property of the city since 1909.

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7. Burgruine Hardenstein

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Burgruine Hardenstein Martin Meschkat (Blackbiohazard) / Public domain

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.

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8. St. Marien Wallfahrtskirche

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St. Marien Wallfahrtskirche Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Mary's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Bochum-Stipel, Germany. Founded in 1914-1915, it was a branch church of Mother Blankenstein Parish, becoming the pilgrimage church for the Stipel Marianne pilgrimage from 1920 and the newly established B in 1955. M. V. The parish church of the parish of Matrix Dolorosae and since 1988 also the monastery church of the Stippelcio Abbey.

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9. LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall

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The LWL industrial museum Zeche Nachtigall is a technical museum in Witten-Bommer. The museum, a branch of the LWL industrial museum, is located on the old factory premises of the Nachtigall at Nachtigallstraße 35–37. Today it is anchor point of the route of industrial culture and an information center in the Geopark Ruhr area.

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10. 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 Witten district of Stockum/Düren, on Steinäckerweg.

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11. Ehrenmal

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The Herbede Memorial is a monument commemorating those who died during the 1914/18 World War, located in Herbede, Witten, Germany. It also includes memorial plaques for those killed in the wars of 1866 and 1870/71. It was created under the leadership of Reverend Clacht. It was built in 1932-1934.

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12. IUZ Sternwarte Bochum

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IUZ Sternwarte Bochum The original uploader was Stahlkocher at German Wikipedia. / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Bochum Observatory, often known in Bochum as Cape Kaminski is a research institute in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The institution came into being through a private initiative. Its main areas of interest are in radio astronomy and environmental research.

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13. Gruben- und Feldbahnmuseum

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

The Theresia Mine and Railway Museum is a technical museum in Witten-Bommern, Ruhr, Germany. It sits beneath Steinhausen Castle, on the site of the Theresia coal mine, which was closed in 1892, and is part of the Muttental mining trail.

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14. Schloss Steinhausen

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Steinhausen Castle is located on the Muttental mining trail in the Bommern Witten district, south of the Ruhr district. Its landmark is a round tower on the east side of the castle, which currently has no helmet.

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15. Evangelische Kirche Bommern

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Protestant Church is a church building located in Bomerne, Witten District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The diocese of Bommern is part of the diocese of Hattingen-Witten, a Protestant church in Westphalia.

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