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Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.7 km
Ascend 43 m
Descend 96 m

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

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Sight 1: Kalsmunt

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The ruins of Kalsmunt Castle, an old imperial castle, can still be seen today on a 256 m high basalt cone above the city of Wetzlar in Hesse.

Wikipedia: Burg Kalsmunt (DE)

arrow down foot steps 889 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Reichskammergerichtsmuseum

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The Reichskammergerichtsmuseum shows an exhibition on the structure, functioning and history of the Reichskammergericht during the entire period of its activity. Opened in 1987, the museum is located at Hofstatt 19 in Wetzlar, a Kameralenpalais built by Franz von Pape. It is supported by the Gesellschaft für Reichskammergerichtsforschung e. V. , supported by a scientific advisory board. Original sculptures, furniture, sculptures and contemporary printed works are shown. The research centre, which is located in the same building, deals with the working principles and history of the Reichskammergericht as well as its role in the constitutional structure of the early modern empire. Another focus is the staff of the court.

Wikipedia: Reichskammergerichtsmuseum (DE)

arrow down foot steps 285 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Reichskammergericht

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The Reichskammergericht was one of the two highest judicial institutions in the Holy Roman Empire, the other one being the Aulic Council in Vienna. It was founded in 1495 by the Imperial Diet in Worms. All legal proceedings in the Holy Roman Empire could be brought to the Imperial Chamber Court, except if the ruler of the territory had a so-called privilegium de non appellando, in which case the highest judicial institution was found by the ruler of that territory. Another exception was criminal law in which the Imperial Chamber Court could intervene only if basic procedural rules had been violated.

Wikipedia: Reichskammergericht (EN)

arrow down foot steps 145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Dom

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Dom Philipp Trümper / CC BY 3.0

Wetzlar Cathedral is a large church in the town of Wetzlar, located on the Lahn river some 50 km north of Frankfurt. Construction began in 1230 and is still unfinished, since the western front is still missing its northern belfry. Because of its long period of construction, the church combines romanesque, gothic and baroque architecture.

Wikipedia: Wetzlar Cathedral (EN)

arrow down foot steps 399 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Säuturm

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The historic old town in Wetzlar is the city center of the former imperial city created in the early Middle Ages and as a whole a registered cultural monument. It has a great variety of historical traces and urban structures, which identify the old town area as particularly worthy of protection. Even though some historical buildings were lost due to the renovation of the old town in the 1960s, the historic streets and often late medieval street cross-sections remain almost unchanged in the entire area within the medieval wall ring.

Wikipedia: Historische Altstadt Wetzlar (DE)

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