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 subsequently renamed the Bismarck Tower, is one of 146 Bismarck towers still in existence in Germany. These towers were built or rebuilt in honour 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 centre of the former imperial city, which was built in the early Middle Ages and is a registered cultural monument as a whole. It has a wide variety of historical traces and urban structures that make the old town area particularly worthy of protection. Even though some of the historic buildings were lost due to the renovation of the old town in the 1960s, the historic street courses and in many cases still late medieval street cross-sections remain almost unchanged in the entire area within the medieval wall ring.

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

Wikipedia: Burg Kalsmunt (DE)


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