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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.