37 Monuments in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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37 Monuments 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.

Albrecht Dürer's HouseAlbrecht-Dürer-Straße 39, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany

Home of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer from 1509 to his death in 1528. It is now a museum dedicated to Dürer's life and work. The house was built around 1420. It has five stories; the bottom two have sandstone walls, while the upper stories are timber-framed; the entire structure is topped by a half-hip roof.

AsamkircheSendlinger Str. 32, 80331 München, Germany

Built from 1733 to 1746 by the brothers, sculptor Egid Quirin Asam, and painter Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings of the southern German Late Baroque. The church was built without an order, as a private chapel for the greater glory of God and for the salvation of the builders.

Aula PalatinaKonstantinpl. 10, 54290 Trier, Germany

The Aula Palatina at Trier, Germany is a Roman palace basilica that was commissioned by the emperor Constantine I at the beginning of the 4th century. The Aula Palatina was built as a part of the palace complex. Originally it was not a free standing building, but had other smaller buildings attached to it.

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe34131 Kassel, Germany

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a landscape park in Kassel city. The park area is 2.4 square kilometers, and it is the largest European hill slope park and second-largest worldwide. Construction of the park started in 1689 and took about 150 years. The park is open to the public and it stretches up to the Karlsberg mountain with the Hercules monument on the summit at 526.2 meters (1,726 ft).

Berlin CathedralAm Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany

One of the main landmarks in Berlin’s cityscape. The church's interior is filled with elaborate decorative and ornamental designs. The crypt here is the most important dynastic sepulchre in Germany. It contains nearly 100 sarcophagi and burial monuments from five centuries.

Berlin Wall MemorialBernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin, Germany

Commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there. The monument includes a Chapel of Reconciliation, the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, and a 60-meter (200 ft) section of the former border as it was when the Wall fell, a window of remembrance and a visitor center.

Bismarck TowerByhleguhrer Str., 03096 Burg (Spreewald), Germany

Bismarckturm or Bismarck Tower, a 28 meters heigh monument located on the Schlossberg north of Burg. The construction of the structure started in 1915 and completed in 1917. In 1951 the tower was renamed the Tower of Youth and renamed to be Bismarckturm in October 1990.

Brandenburg GatePariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany

One of the most iconic monuments of Germany. Built on a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel, which used to be capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg- a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire that played a pivotal role in the history of Germany and Central Europe. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events.

Checkpoint CharlieFriedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991). It is a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of East and West.

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial SiteAlte Römerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau, Germany

First of the Nazi concentration camps opened in 1933, intended to hold political prisoners. After its opening by Heinrich Himmler, its purpose was enlarged to include forced labor, and, eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, German and Austrian criminals, and foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded. There were 32,000 documented deaths at the camp and thousands that are undocumented.

Deutsches EckKonrad-Adenauer-Ufer, 56068 Koblenz, Germany

Deutsches Eck is the name of a headland in Koblenz, Germany, where the Mosel river joins the Rhine. It is known for a monumental equestrian statue of William I, first German Emperor, erected in 1897 in appreciation for his role in the unification of Germany.

FürstenzugAugustusstraße 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Fürstenzug is a historical landmark located in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. It is a mural displaying portraits of the Kings and Dukes as well as some important German symbols. The mural is known to be the largest porcelain artwork in the world.

Germanisches NationalmuseumKartäusergasse 1, 90402 Nürnberg, Germany

Germany's largest museum of cultural history, it houses a large collection of items relating to German culture and art extending from prehistoric times through to the present day. Out of its total holding of some 1.3 million objects, approximately 25,000 are exhibited.

Glienicke BridgeKönigstraße, 14109 Berlin, Germany

The Glienicke Bridge stands across the Havel River in Germany, connecting Berlin with Potsdam. It is named after nearby Glienicke Palace. The current bridge, the fourth on the site, was completed in 1907. During the Cold War, this portion of the Havel River formed the border between West Berlin and East Germany. The bridge was used several times for the exchange of captured spies and thus became known as the Bridge of Spies.

Gorch Fock IAn der Fährbrücke, 18439 Stralsund, Germany

Gorch Fock I is a German barque with three masts, the first of a series built-in 1933. It has five sister ships and was taken as war reparations by the Soviet Union after World War II and renamed Tovarishch; then, it sailed under Ukraine before being transferred to Stralsund in 2003. It is currently a museum ship.

Isar GateTal 50, 80331 München, Germany

One of four main gates of the medieval city wall, served as a fortification for the defence. It houses a humorous museum which is dedicated to the comedian and actor Karl Valentin.

Kaiserthermen, or The Trier Imperial Baths are a large Roman bath complex in Trier, Germany constructed in the 4th century AD. This large complex consists of an impressive outer walls, and subterranean passageways with furnaces for heating.

Kugelbake27476 Cuxhaven, Germany

Kugelbake is historic aid to navigation in the city of Cuxhaven, Germany. It was built in 1703, the tower rises to 30 meters heigh and was guiding marines for more than 300 years. The place has a stunning view from all sides and a beautiful small beach.

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.

Memorial and Museum SachsenhausenStr. der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Germany

Nazi concentration camp used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May 1945. The walled compound of the camp consists of prisoner barracks, morgue, gas chambers, execution trenches, crematory ovens, guardhouses, etc.. that were fully operational. A very informative memorial showing the dark side of the humans.