Details for your Walking Sightseeing Tour in Soest, Germany

Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 4.7 km
Ascend 43 m
Descend 42 m

Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Soest, Germany. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.

All sightseeing tours in Soest Individual sights in Soest

Sight 1: Osthofentor

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The Osthofentor is a city gate of the Hanseatic city of Soest on Hellweg, newly built in the period from 1594 to 1603. The sandstone building is the last surviving of formerly eight main and two secondary gates.

Wikipedia: Osthofentor (DE)

arrow down foot steps 426 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Sankt Maria zur Höhe

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St. Maria zur Höhe, also Hohnekirche, is an important church in Soest (North Rhine-Westphalia). It is considered one of the first hall churches.

Wikipedia: St. Maria zur Höhe (Soest) (DE)

arrow down foot steps 211 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Sankt Maria zur Wiese

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The Evangelical Wiesenkirche or Church of St. Maria zur Wiese in Soest is considered a perfectly formed Westphalian hall church. Characterized by an almost square floor plan, its interior offers the viewer from some points the impression of a pure window front, supported by graceful bundle pillars. The high window strips almost reach the floor in the choir. During the day, the church appears light and flooded with light. Three almost equally high, very flat curved naves give the room its evenness. The history of construction extends over centuries. In place of the Romanesque predecessor building, the foundation stone for today's church was laid in 1313. The twin towers that dominate the exterior were not built until the second half of the 19th century.

Wikipedia: St. Maria zur Wiese (Soest) (DE)

arrow down foot steps 837 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 4: Kleinbahnhof RLE

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The Gaststätte Am Kleinbahnhof is a listed secular building in the district town of Soest in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Gaststätte Am Kleinbahnhof (DE)

arrow down foot steps 840 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 5: Sankt Petri Kirche

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St. Petri is the oldest parish church in Soest and one of the oldest church foundations in Westphalia. Already at the end of the 8th century, a church was built on this site in connection with Charlemagne's Saxon mission.

Wikipedia: St. Petri (Soest) (DE)

arrow down foot steps 153 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: St. Patrokli-Dom

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St. Patrokli is a Roman Catholic parish and church in Soest, Germany. The church is of great significance in the history of architecture as it is the epitome of Romanesque architecture in Westphalia. As a result, it is known as St.-Patrokli-Dom. It holds relics of its patron saint Patroclus of Troyes from 954. It was the church of the canonical foundation of St. Patroclus, which existed from the 10th century until its abolition in 1812. Since 1823 the church has been the parish church of the St. Patrokli parish in the diocese of Paderborn. In 1859 it was promoted to the rank of provost church.

Wikipedia: St. Patrokli, Soest (EN)

arrow down foot steps 141 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Nikolai-Kapelle

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Due to its special design, the Nikolaikapelle in Soest in the immediate vicinity of the Patroklidom has an excellent place among the chapel buildings of Westphalia in terms of art and architectural history. It was built around 1200 in the immunity area of the St. Patrokli Abbey, but according to recent research, probably not by Soest merchants, as was often assumed due to the Nikolaus patronage and the design.

Wikipedia: Nikolaikapelle (Soest) (DE)

arrow down foot steps 277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Haus zum Spiegel

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The Haus zum Spiegel in Jakobistraße in Soest is a listed patrician house. The current building from 1696 goes back to a medieval predecessor building. Today it houses the city archive and the city archaeology.

Wikipedia: Haus zum Spiegel (DE)

arrow down foot steps 479 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Pilgrimhaus

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Pilgrim House is a traditional hotel and restaurant in Soest city, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was founded in 1304 and used mainly by pilgrims on Camino de Santiago.

Wikipedia: Pilgrim Haus (EN)

arrow down foot steps 537 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: Sankt Pauli

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St. Pauli is a Gothic hall church in Souster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The three-arched hall church and huge square towers shape the urban landscape in the southwest of the city. It belongs to the Protestant Diocese of St. Peter-Paulie, which has about 8,100 members and is the largest Protestant diocese in Soest, belonging to Kirchenkreis Soest.

Wikipedia: St. Pauli (Soest) (DE)

arrow down foot steps 235 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Burghofmuseum

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The Burghof is an old patrician house in Soest with a castle history museum and a historic ballroom. Immediately adjacent is the so-called Romanesque House from 1180, an almost original preserved residential tower-like building, the oldest still existing residential building between the Rhine and Weser.

Wikipedia: Burghof (Soest) (DE)

arrow down foot steps 349 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Sankt Thomä

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The Franciscan monastery in Soest was founded in 1233 and existed until 1814. The Gothic monastery church Neu-St. Thomas now serves as a Protestant parish church.

Wikipedia: Franziskanerkloster Soest (DE)

arrow down foot steps 200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Alt-Sankt Thomä

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Alt-Sankt Thomä Benutzer Stephan Hense / CC-BY-SA-3.0

"Leaning Tower" is the colloquial name for the church of St. Thomae in Soest, founded in the 12th century in the course of the construction of the new archiepiscopal palatinate. The official name Alt St. Thomae of this church is explained to distinguish it from the nearby former monastery church Neu St. Thomae. The leaning spire of Alt St. Thomae occupies a special and eccentric place in the silhouette of the Soest church towers. With the extension of the Romanesque building to the early Gothic hall church in the 13th century, Alt St. Thomae is one of the oldest Gothic church buildings in Germany. Alt St. Thomae is the only church in the immediate vicinity of the city wall in Soest and is also the only one among the Soest churches still has a church garden.

Wikipedia: Alt St. Thomae (Soest) (DE)

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