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59 Notable Architectures to explore in Germany

Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

Frauenkirche
FrauenkircheFrauenplatz 12, 80331 München, Germany

Because of local height limits, the church towers of Frauenkirche are widely visible in Munich. City administration prohibits buildings with a height exceeding 99 m in the city, and as a result, no buildings may be built in the city over the aforementioned height. The south tower, which is normally open to those wishing to climb the stairs, will offer a unique view of Munich and the nearby Alps after its current renovation is completed. Both the towers are approximately 99 meters in height.

Frauenkirche Dresden
Frauenkirche DresdenAltstadt, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. The church was restored after it got destroyed in World War II and considered as one of the most important restoration projects in Germany. What distinguishes the church most is its architectural style, which was designed in the Baroque style.

Gasometer Oberhausen
Gasometer OberhausenGasometer Oberhausen, Arenastraße 13, 46047 Oberhausen, Germany

This 1920s industrial landmark is a former gas tank that was rebuilt after World War II in Oberhausen, Germany. The tank was converted into an exhibition and hosted several large scale exhibitions. It is an important point in the European Route of Industrial Heritage and the Industrial Heritage Trail.

Geierlay Suspension Bridge
Geierlay Suspension Bridge56290 Mörsdorf, Germany

The Geierlay is a suspension bridge in the low mountain range of the Hunsrück in western Germany. It has a span range of 360 metres (1,180 ft) and is up to 100 metres (330 ft) above ground. A stream named Mörsdorfer Bach runs through the valley below the bridge.

German Mining Museum
German Mining MuseumAm Bergbaumuseum 28, 44791 Bochum, Germany

This 12,000 m² open-air exhibition is one of the most visited museums in Germany and the largest mining museum globally. As a research institute, it is a renowned research establishment for mining history. Above-ground exhibitions, and a reconstructed show mine below the museum give visitors insights into the world of mining.

Hamburg Townhall
Hamburg TownhallRathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg Rathaus is a building for the government of Hamburg, located at the Rathausmarkt square, this place attracts many visitors due to the magnificent architecture of the building, visitors can visit the exhibitions that housed inside.

Imperial Castle of Nuremberg
Imperial Castle of NurembergBurg 17, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany

A group of medieval fortified buildings on a sandstone ridge dominating the historical center of Nuremberg. The castle, together with the city walls, is considered to be one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortifications. It represented the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire and the role of the Imperial City of Nuremberg.

Jenisch House
Jenisch HouseBaron-Voght-Straße 50, 22609 Hamburg, Germany

The Jenisch House is a country house for Martin Johann Jenisch, the former senator of Hamburb. The house was built in 1831, beside the significant architecture, this place is known for the beautiful park that has an area of 110 acres.

Jewish Museum Berlin
Jewish Museum BerlinLindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin, Germany

Largest Jewish museum in Europe, one of Germany's most frequented museums. The museum gives a lot of importance to the German-Jewish history.

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Landschaftspark Duisburg-NordEmscherstraße 71, 47137 Duisburg, Germany

It is a public park located in Duisburg-Meiderich, designed in 1991. The park was constructed with the intention that it work to heal and understand the industrial past, rather than trying to reject it. The park closely associates itself with the site's past use: a coal and steel production plant that was abandoned in 1985, and the agricultural land it had been before the mid 19th century.

Lichtenstein Castle
Lichtenstein CastleSchloß Lichtenstein 1, 72805 Lichtenstein, Germany

Gothic Revival style fairy tale castle of Württemberg. The castle was inspired by the novel Lichtenstein (1826) by Wilhelm Hauff and was built in 1840–1842. The ruins of the medieval castle that inspired the novel are a few hundred meters away. The castle is located on an escarpment that marks the northwestern edge of the Swabian Alps.

Mainz Cathedral
Mainz CathedralMarkt 10, 55116 Mainz, Germany

Mainz Cathedral is a 1000-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral and site of the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz. It is located near the historical center and pedestrianized market square of the city of Mainz, Germany. The interior of the cathedral houses tombs and funerary monuments of former powerful Electoral-prince-archbishops of the diocese and contains religious works of art spanning a millennium.

Maria Laach Abbey
Maria Laach AbbeyMaria Laach, 56653 Glees, Germany

Maria Laach Abbey is a Benedictine abbey situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Laach, near Andernach, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The abbey was built in the 11th-12th century and was originally known as "Abtei Laach" meaning the "Lake Abbey" until 1862. The abbey church is considered a masterpiece of German Romanesque architecture, with its multiple towers, large westwork with arcaded gallery, and unique west porch.

Marksburg
Marksburg56338 Braubach, Germany

The Marksburg is a castle above the town of Braubach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The fortress was used for protection rather than as a residence for royal families. A stone keep was built on the spot in 1100 by the Eppstein family and expanded into a castle around 1117 to protect the town of Braubach and to reinforce the customs facilities. In 1283, Count Eberhard of Katzenelnbogen bought it and throughout the 14th and 15th century the high noble counts rebuilt the castle constantly. In 14

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Martin-Gropius-BauNiederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin, Germany

One of Germany's most beautiful historic exhibition buildings. Opened in 1881, the exhibition rooms surround an atrium decorated with mosaics and coats of arms of German states by the sculptor Otto Lessing. The museum is well known for it's selection of the exhibitions it displays.

Maulbronn Monastery
Maulbronn MonasteryKlosterhof 5, 75433 Maulbronn, Germany

One of the best-preserved monastery complex in Europe, surrounded by turreted walls and a tower gate. The monastery's narthex, called "the Paradise", is the oldest example of Gothic architecture in Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedes-Benz MuseumMercedesstraße 100, 70372 Stuttgart, Germany

Covers the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and the brands associated with it. The museum contains more than 160 vehicles, some dating back to the very earliest days of the motorcar engine.

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of the German composer Richard Wagner. The castle was intended as a home for the king until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. The Castle consists of several individual structures that were erected over a length of 150 meters on top of a cliff ridge. The elongate building is furnished with

New Town Hall Hannover
New Town Hall HannoverTrammplatz 2, 30159 Hannover, Germany

The New Town Hall is one of the city’s landmarks, built in 1913. It is the residence of the Lord Mayor, the head of Hannover’s municipal administration. The town hall is open to the public and has a dome with an observation deck and visitors can go there and enjoy the stunning views.

Porsche Museum
Porsche MuseumPorscheplatz 1, 70435 Stuttgart, Germany

With a display area covers 5600 square metres, it features over 80 exhibits, many rare cars and a variety of historical models.

Map of Notable Architectures to explore in Germany