57 Iconic Buildings in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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57 Iconic Buildings to explore in 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.

Ahrensburg PalaceLübecker Str. 1, 22926 Ahrensburg, Germany

This exquisite white castle is the former home to noble families. Open to the public since 1955, visitors have an unparalleled experience and are able to get up close to the history of the castle. It was set amongst extensive grassy parks, and although the moat is now filled, that doesn't stop the surrounding area from impressive. The castle is even the perfect place for your event and has the facilities for weddings, parties and birthdays.

Atlantis HouseBöttcherstraße, 28195 Bremen, Germany

Atlantis House is one of the majestic buildings in the old town of Bremen which was an interesting example of German architecture in the interwar period which was completed in 1931.  It was designed by Bernhard Hoetger. The interior and exterior of this building is quiet beautiful and it attracts a lot of people to visit this place.

Berliner FernsehturmPanoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the government of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), it was intended to be both a symbol of Communist power and of the city. With its height of 368 metres (including antenna) it is the tallest structure in Germany, visible throughout the central and some suburban districts of Berlin.

Blankenburg CastleGroßes Schloß 1, 38889 Blankenburg (Harz), Germany

Blankenburg Castle was a small castle in the village of Engehausen in the municipality of Essel in the German state of Lower Saxony. It dates roughly to the 13th century. All that remains are parts of the surrounding rampart. Today a rural farmstead, formerly a manor house, stands on the site of the old castle.

Bremen Town HallAm Markt 21, 28195 Bremen, Germany

It is the seat of the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Bremen's town hall is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the historical market square. The Upper Hall, where the city council used to convene, is the most magnificent ceremonial venue in Bremen. The model ships that hang from the ceiling bear witness to the importance of commerce and maritime trade for the city. Their miniature cannons can even be fired if the occasion demands.

Burg FalkensteinBurg Falkenstein 1, 06543 Falkenstein/Harz, Germany

Falkenstein Castle is a German castle in the Harz mountains dating to the High Middle Ages period. It is located in the town of Falkenstein/Harz between Aschersleben and Harzgerode. It was built between 1120 and 1180 and has been modified frequently since then. Today the castle and its museum are one of the most popular destinations in the Harz mountains. It is part of the Romanesque Road. The castle has a falconry and a restaurant that offer traditional 'knightly' food.

Burg und Festung RegensteinAm Platenberg, 38889 Blankenburg (Harz), Germany

Regenstein Castle in Blankenburg is one of the special sights in the Harz with impressively preserved rooms, worked in the rock, give an idea of how important and defensive Regenstein Castle once was.  The castle is surrounded by remnants of a more recent fortress. The open-air museum makes various rooms accessible and tells the story of Regenstein through many different exhibits. At Easter, Whitsun, and in July, Regenstein Castle's past comes alive.

Burgk CastleOrtsstraße 16, 07907 Burgk, Germany

Burgk Castle on the River Saale is the oldest and largest castle complex in the Thuringian Upper Region and is considered not only one of Thuringia's major cultural monuments but also one of Germany's most beautiful castles. It lies on an exposed site on a rock plateau above the village of Burgkhammer and the eponymous reservoir on a bend in the Saale.

BurgtorGroße Burgstraße, 23552 Lübeck, Germany

Burgtor is a magnificent introduction to the architectural heritage of Luebeck. It is a great place to start a walking tour of the well-preserved Gothic landmarks in the UNESCO-protected Luebeck Old Town. Admire the intimidating presence of Burgtor, discover its artistic features and browse exhibits that explain its historical importance.

Coffee house on the EmmaseeEmmasee, 28209 Bremen, Germany

The coffee house on the Emmasee in Bremen - Schwachhausen, district Bürgerpark is a listed building. The new building is one of the most important buildings in Bremen  The building was placed under monument protection in 1984 as a Bremen cultural monument. Heinrich Müller designed the first coffee house on the north bank of the Emma lake in 1867 as a light, flat wooden structure called a tent . The popular coffee was expanded in 1874.

Duchess Anna Amalia LibraryPlatz der Demokratie 1, 99423 Weimar, Germany

The Duchess Anna Amalia Library is a research center for European cultural and literary history around 1800. It preserves literary records from the 9th to the 21st century as sources of cultural history and for research, catalogs them by formal aspects and content, and makes them available for use. It today has approximately 850,000 volumes with a collection emphasis on German literature. Among its special collections is an important Shakespeare collection of approximately 10,000 volumes, as wel

Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten SyltHafenstraße 37, 25992 List, Germany

The Adventure Center Naturgewalten Sylt is an exhibition and event center in List on Sylt, which aims to represent and convey the diversity, beauty, and dynamism of the seas and coasts as well as the experience of the forces of nature. There is an exhibition on 1500 square meters that introduces various adventure areas of the Wadden Sea . In addition, the exhibition provides information on weather events, coastal protection and renewable energies.

FröbelturmFröbelturm, 98744 Oberweißbach/Thüringer Wald, Germany

The Fröbelturm is a high 29,75 m observation tower near the city of Mountain Oberweißenbach in the Thuringian mountains. It was erected in the years 1888–1890 on the summit of the 784.2  m high Kirchberg by the Thuringian Forest Association as a token of thanks for Friedrich Froebel, the founder of the kindergartens. There is a restaurant in an annex.

Gerhard Marcks HouseAm Wall 208, 28195 Bremen, Germany

The Gerhard Marcks House in Bremen is a museum for modern and contemporary sculpture, with national and international recognition. Special exhibitions feature not only classic artists such as Moore, Maillol, or Giacometti but also younger artists, demonstrating that sculpture is an active medium. It presents the spectrum of sculpture from the 20th century to the present. A large body of the work of Gerhard Marcks, the sculptor and graphic artist from Berlin, are found here.

Giebichenstein CastleSeebener Str. 1, 06114 Halle (Saale), Germany

Castle Giebichenstein is the oldest castle on the Saale River. The upper castle houses an open-air museum, which offers an extraordinary view of the river Saale. The lower castle is home to the Kunsthochschule Halle. Being a Burgward in the 9th century, the castle became a royal residence of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, who gave it to the Archbishopric of Magdeburg which he had established in 968.

Glockenspiel HouseBöttcherstraße 4-6, 28195 Bremen, Germany

The Glockenspiel House is a building in Bremen in the north of Germany. With its 30 bells of Meissen porcelain, the carillon chimes three times a day while wooden panels depicting pioneering seafarers and aviators appear on a rotating mechanism inside the tower. In 1944 the building suffered serious fire damage. The carillon was replaced, this time with white porcelain bells. The panels survived the Second World War undamaged. They were restored in 1991, together with the carillon, which receive

Glücksburg Castle24960 Glücksburg, Germany

Glücksburg Castle is one of the most important castles in North Germany - rested on the water, it is built on an old monastery and once housed important dukes and nobility. The castle is now a museum and is no longer inhabited by the ducal family. It is owned by a foundation. The original furnishing means that visitors get a real experience of the castle as it was once used.

Gnandstein CastleBurgstraße 3, 04654 Frohburg, Germany

Gnandstein Castle sitting high on a rock spur towering over the place of the same name. It is Saxony’s best-preserved Romanesque fortification. Its imposing shielding wall with the ward in front of it has visitors pause in awe. The castle is considered the best-preserved fortress in Saxony. During the Thirty Years' War, the castle was attacked by Swedish troops and partly destroyed. Shortly before the end of the war, the south wing burned down after being struck by lightning.

Goethe's HouseFrauenplan 1, 99423 Weimar, Germany

Goethe house is the main house lived in by the writer, poet, and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe whilst in Weimar. He lived in this Frauenplan Baroque house for more than twenty years, from 1809 to his death in 1832. The interior is for the most part the way he left it. The living rooms, workroom, and library are all open to the public. The permanent exhibition of the National Museum places Goethe in the context of Weimar classicism in the late 18C and early 19C.

Goethes GartenhausGoethes Gartenhaus Park an der Ilm, 99425 Weimar, Germany

Goethes Gartenhaus in the park on the Ilm in Weimar was a place of residence and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Since 1998 it belongs as part of the ensemble " Classical Weimar " for UNESCO - World Heritage Site.  The house is possibly a winegrower's house from the 16th century - a time when viticulture still played a major role in Weimar. In its time, the slope was more of an orchard or vegetable growing area. Today the garden house is set up as a museum.