22 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 22 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 20 September 1877. In particular, the Guard Warrior Association, founded in 1854, which merged with the Witten Landwehr and Warrior Association in 1858, campaigned for the erection of this monument. On July 3, 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 collecting voluntary donations. The entrepreneur Louis Berger, 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 hereditary tunnel in Witten in the districts of Hardenstein and Vormholz. The tunnel is located west of the Muttental. The tunnel was also known under the names 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. John's Heritage Gallery was the most important tunnel in the region and was used for dewatering and ventilation of the surrounding mines that mined 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 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. Since April 4, 2014, stumbling stones have been erected in front of the house to commemorate the family. The villa has been listed as a historical monument since April 19, 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 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 is now owned by the company Friedr. Lohmann GmbH. A beer garden was opened in 2013 and an indoor restaurant in 2016.

Wikipedia: Zollhaus Herbede (DE)

5. 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 Vereinigte Herberholz colliery and was created from the consolidation of several tunnel 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)

6. 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

7. Rathaus der Medizin

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The town hall 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 center in 2010.

Wikipedia: Rathaus Herbede (DE), Website

8. Helenenturm

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Helenenturm grafkoks2002 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Helenenturm, a 30-meter-high watchtower in Witten, was built in 1858 as a private monument to Judge Eduard Strohn in memory of his wife, Helene Strohn N é e. Roman. She died in a lawsuit between her family and the Prussian state over ferry fees. The construction of this tower was funded by compensation obtained in the process. The tower has been the property of the town since 1909.

Wikipedia: Helenenturm (Witten) (DE)

9. 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 on the Route of Industrial Heritage and an information centre for the Ruhr Area Geopark.

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

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 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)

11. Villa Ruhrtal

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Villa Ruhrtal Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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

Wikipedia: Villa Ruhrtal (DE), Website

12. 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. 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)

13. Vereinigungsstollen

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Vereinigungsstollen Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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

Wikipedia: Vereinigungsstollen (DE)

14. Wasserturm Luhn & Pulvermacher

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

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

15. 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 early industrialization theme route of the Route of Industrial Heritage. It is located in the Witten district of Stockum/Düren, on Steinäckerweg.

Wikipedia: Maschinenhaus der Zeche Wallfisch (DE)

16. 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 several times for years and put back into operation. The mine was located directly next to the mine 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 of up to 1000 people. With more than 250 events such as concerts, plays and conferences every year, the hall building reaches around 100,000 visitors. It is centrally located on the edge of downtown Witten.

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 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 was closed in 1892, and is part of the Muttental mining hiking trail.

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

19. Evangelische Kirche Bommern

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Evangelische Kirche Bommern

The Evangelical Church is a listed church building in Bommern, a district of Witten (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

20. Maschinenhaus

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

The Renate Colliery is a former coal mine in the Vormholz district of Witten. 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)

21. Castle Steinhausen

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Steinhausen Castle is located on the Muttental mining trail in the Bommern district of Witten, 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

22. 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 Vereinigte 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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