Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Wetzlar, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 115 m
Descend 141 m

Explore Wetzlar in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Wetzlar

Sight 1: Bismarckturm Wetzlar

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In 1901, the Garbenheimer Warte, a medieval watchtower of the municipal landwehr in Wetzlar, was completely redesigned. The tower, which was then renamed the Bismarck Tower, is one of 146 Bismarck towers still existing in Germany. These towers were built or rebuilt in honor of Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898).

Wikipedia: Bismarckturm (Wetzlar) (DE)

1556 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 2: 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), Website, Heritage Website

379 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Säuturm

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The historic old town in Wetzlar is the city center of the former Reichsstadt, which was created in the early Middle Ages and a registered cultural monument. It has a wide variety of historical traces and urban development structures that show the old town area as particularly worthy of protection. Even though the old city renovation of the 1960s, some of the historical building fabric was lost, the entire area within the medieval wall ring almost unchanged the historical road courses and often even late medieval road cross -sections.

Wikipedia: Historische Altstadt Wetzlar (DE)

283 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Reichskammergerichtsmuseum

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

Wikipedia: Reichskammergerichtsmuseum (DE), Website

956 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 5: Kalsmunt

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The ruin of the Höhenburg Kalsmunt, an old Reichsburg, can still be seen on a 256 m high basalt cone above the city of Wetzlar in Hesse.

Wikipedia: Burg Kalsmunt (DE)


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