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

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1. Germaniadenkmal

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The Germania war memorial in Witten was ceremoniously unveiled on 20 September 1877. In particular, the Garde-Krieger-Verein, founded in 1854, which merged with the Wittener Landwehr- und Krieger-Verein 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 alone, who had also initiated the erection 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 Tiefer Johannis Stollen, St. Johannes Erbstolln, St. Johannis-Erbstollen, Johannis Erbstolln and Johannes Erbstolln. Its lower part runs in 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 for water retention and ventilation of the surrounding mines, which operated 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 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. On Kristallnacht from 9 to 10 November 1938, the Hanf couple 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 stones in front of the house have been commemorating the family since 4 April 2014. The villa has been a listed building since 19 April 1983.

Wikipedia: Villa Hanf (DE)

4. 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 Lakebrücke over the Ruhr on the side of Herbede, Witten. The construction of the house followed the construction of the bridge by Barons 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. In 2013 a beer garden was opened, in 2016 an indoor restaurant.

Wikipedia: Zollhaus Herbede (DE), Website

5. Bergbau-Ausstellung Herberholz

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The Herberholz colliery is a former coal mine in the Witten district of Vormholz. The colliery was also known as Zeche Vereinigte Herberholz and was created from the consolidation of several tunnels. The consolidation of the mines was operated 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), Website

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 judicial councillor Eduard Strohn in honor of his wife Helene Strohn née Lohmann. She died after a lawsuit over ferry fees between the family and the Prussian state. The construction of the tower was financed with the compensation awarded in this process. Since 1909, the tower has been owned by the city.

Wikipedia: Helenenturm (Witten) (DE)

7. Gartenstadt Crengeldanz

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The garden city of Crengeldanz is a former work settlement of the Westphalian tram in Witten in 1913/1914, which consists of 38 fully shallow half -timbered houses in the Bergisches style. Large gardens and a small place shape the village -like character of the listed settlement today. The concept of the settlement follows the ideals of the garden city movement developed at the beginning of the 20th century.

Wikipedia: Gartenstadt Crengeldanz (DE)

8. Hardenstein Castle

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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 Herbede administered the once independent municipality of Herbede, today a district of Witten. It was built around 1900. In the immediate vicinity was the former railway station. After the 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. Vereinigungsstollen

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Vereinigungsstollen Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Vereinigungsstollen is a former tunnel in Witten-Hardenstein. The tunnel was also known under the name Compagniestollen or Vereinigungs Förderstollen (Association Conveyor Tunnel). After completion, the tunnel had a total length of around 375 meters transverse and a maximum height of 1.8 meters. The tunnel is still used today to drain the old pit field.

Wikipedia: Vereinigungsstollen (DE)

11. LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall

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The LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall is a technical museum in Witten-Bommern, Germany. The museum, a branch of the LWL Industrial Museum, is located on the old factory premises of the Nachtigall colliery at Nachtigallstraße 35–37. Today it is an anchor point of the Route of Industrial Heritage and an information centre of the Geopark Ruhrgebiet.

Wikipedia: LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall (DE), Facebook, Website, Youtube

12. 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 Zeche Frielinghaus Gerichts Herbede. From 1832, the colliery was also known as Zeche Frielinghaus Tiefbau, Zeche Frielinghausen or Zeche Frilinghausen. Parts of the mine are now part of the Muttental Mining Hiking Trail.

Wikipedia: Zeche Frielinghaus (DE)

13. Villa Ruhrtal

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Villa Ruhrtal Frank Vincentz / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Villa Ruhrtal is a three-storey, representative entrepreneur's villa on the road 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 Ruhrtal brewery on the opposite property Ruhrtal 7. It has been a listed building since 3 September 1984.

Wikipedia: Villa Ruhrtal (DE), Website

14. Jüdischer Friedhof

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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. The cemetery is owned by the State Association of Jewish Communities of Westphalia-Lippe. It is registered in the municipal list of monuments as an architectural monument.

Wikipedia: Jüdischer Friedhof Ledderken (DE)

15. Wasserturm Luhn & Pulvermacher

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The water tower of the company Luhn & Pulvermacher and Dittmann & Neuhaus is a monument in Herbede, Witten. It was built from 1919 to 1920 according to a design by Friedrich Däche. It consists of quarry stone and brick and is 23 m high. It was added to the list of monuments of the city of Witten on 23 August 1999.

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

16. Zeche Elisabethenglück

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The Elisabethenglück colliery is a former coal mine in Durchholz, Germany. During its almost 170 years of operation, the mine was shut down several times for years and put back into operation. The mine was located directly next to the pit field of the United Glückauf & Hegermann colliery.

Wikipedia: Zeche Elisabethenglück (DE)

17. Saalbau Witten

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

Wikipedia: Saalbau Witten (DE), Facebook, Website

18. Deutsches Gruben- und Feldbahnmuseum

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

The German Museum of Mines and Railways 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 hiking trail.

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

19. Castle Steinhausen

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Steinhausen Castle (German: Schloss Steinhausen) is located on the Muttental mining trail in the Witten district of Bommern, south of the Ruhr. Its landmark is a round tower on the east side of the castle grounds, which currently lacks a helmet.

Wikipedia: Schloss Steinhausen (DE), Facebook, Website

20. Wetterschornstein Buchholz

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Wetterschornstein Buchholz Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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

Wikipedia: Wetterschornstein Buchholz (DE)

21. Haus Crengeldanz

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Haus Crengeldanz is a manor house in the Witten district of Crengeldanz, Otto-Seeling-Straße 6. The building formerly belonged to the free, aristocratic manor Crengeldanz and has been a listed building since 20 August 1984.

Wikipedia: Haus Crengeldanz (DE)

22. St. Peter und Paul

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St. Peter and Paul is a Roman Catholic church in the district of Herbede in Witten, Germany. It is located at Meesmannstraße 99 and belongs to the Diocese of Essen. It is the parish church of the parish of the same name.

Wikipedia: St. Peter und Paul (Herbede) (DE), Website

23. 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, owner of the small mine was Renate Bergbaugesellschaft mbH.

Wikipedia: Zeche Renate (DE)

24. Evangelische Kirche Bommern

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

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


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