The most beautiful collections
Uniriese. Wisdom tooth. Panorama Tower.
The highest office building and landmark of the city has many names! But no matter what you call it, from here you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the city. At 142.5 meters, it is the second-highest skyscraper in the new German states and, in good weather, even offers a view far beyond the city limits. Best of all, you can expect not only a fantastic view of the Messestadt skyline, but also the Panorama Tower "Plate of Art" restaurant with delicious specialties. Admission to the viewing platform is €5.00 per person.
The Chemnitz Double Town Hall
The question is justified: Which is which? Quite simply, the old one looks newer. The New Town Hall was spared during the air raids in 1945, but the Old Town Hall and the Jakobikirche behind it were not. The treasures inside the double town hall, such as the famous mural "Work - Prosperity - Beauty" by Max Klinger or the painting "The Weighing" by Neo Rauch, can be explored on a guided tour of the town hall and tower, as can the High Tower. Guided tours of the town hall and tower are offered by the Tourist Information Chemnitz.
A true masterpiece
Hundreds of people pass through Weender Straße every day - they all have one thing in common: they pass house number 62, diagonally opposite the junction with Mühlenstraße. And if you are already here, it is especially worthwhile to lift your eyes once, because the - 1549 built - Schrödersche house is a true masterpiece of Renaissance half-timbered construction. Above the windows of the clothing stores "Blutsgeschwister" and "Calzedonia", on the second floor, a true treasure chest of woodcarving opens up.
French coffee culture in vintage design
#HiddenLeipzig At Café Pfusch, sustainability meets French specialties and vintage flair. While the interior with its furniture from the 70s creates a cozy and alternative atmosphere, the assortment and vision of the café go in the complete opposite direction: There are fine French specialties such as cakes, tartlets and homemade croissants - all in vegan. In addition, the coffee here is offered with organic cow's milk and oat milk. There is also an outdoor seating area. In short: Really nice here! 🪴
Capture the Moment: Paulinerstrasse in Göttingen as a photo hotspot
The perfect photo spot in Göttingen? The Paulinerstraße! With its charming atmosphere and historic half-timbered houses, it is a true paradise for all photo enthusiasts. The colorful facades provide a great backdrop for colorful portraits. So grab your camera and explore Paulinerstraße in Göttingen - the perfect place for an Insta-worthy photo shoot.
Head, or simply "Nischel".
He always looks a little grim and has seen a lot in the meantime. The Nischl (the Saxon word for "head") is the city's landmark. Between 1971 and 1989, it was mainly the backdrop for socialist celebrations, but today the 40-tonne colossus is Chemnitz's most popular photo motif, a meeting point for skaters and probably the heaviest decoration for concerts at the Kopp.
Fantastic panoramic view
Perhaps the most beautiful tower in the most beautiful place in the old town, the Untermarkt. Visitors can discover the town hall tower on a one-hour guided tour, as there is a lot to learn in the tower, which was first mentioned in 1378: from the pillory and the executioner to the moon phase clock and the everyday life of the tower guard. After climbing 191 steps, the ascent is rewarded with a fantastic view of the roofs of Görlitz's old town from a height of around 60 meters. According to an old legend, a former tower watchman was walled into the town hall tower while still alive because he had slept instead of raising the alarm during a town fire. Today, his head is emblazoned in the center of the clock face. Every minute he opens his eyes and mouth in horror. The orange pupils reflect the fire of that day.
Breezy view over the Rhine metropolis
There is no better place to get an overview of Düsseldorf's geographical features than the Rhine Tower. Here, at a height of 172.5 meters, an impressive 360-degree panorama of the city opens up. From the Media Harbour to the Old Town, the Hofgarten, Königsallee and the Rhine with its family of bridges - everything is at your feet. In the Japanese restaurant Qomo in the tower, you can enjoy this view over sushi and miso soup while the restaurant rotates on its own axis in 72 minutes.
Panoramic view over the green Sauerland
An imposing landmark of Hemer, which is climbed over 200 steps. On the way up, there are always breathtaking views of the Sauerland. Once at the top, the tower rewards with a magnificent view of the city and the surrounding nature. In clear weather, you can even see as far as the Ruhr region. The Jübergturm is not only a highlight for hikers and nature lovers, but also for photographers and everyone who enjoys the beauty of the landscape. A visit is worthwhile in every season, because the tower offers a different perspective on nature and the city.
High Heath Tower
In the fall of 2002, the Willingen Hochheideturm was opened on the Ettelsberg and has since been a widely recognizable landmark of the town. With its viewing platform at 875 meters above sea level, the 62-meter-high tower is the highest vantage point in northwest Germany. After 241 steps or comfortably and handicapped accessible, with the 8-person elevator you can let your eye wander on the glazed viewing platform and enjoy unique views over the mountains of the Hochsauerland, the Waldecker Land and far beyond in good weather. This indescribable view will remain in your memory for a long time. A special experience for kids is the landscape playground at the foot of the tower, which has been expanded again and again in recent years.Tip: Capture your individual memory at 875 m above sea level in a picture - at the photo point on the viewing platform!
Enchanting bronze figure
Postplatz has probably the most beautiful fountain in the city: the Muschelminna. The fountain figure, named after its shell shape, is an absolute eye-catcher. Four life-size figures, symbolizing strength, usefulness, versatility and romance, frame the female bronze figure, which embodies nature. The shell above her head adds a special touch to the scenery. This fascinating work of art tells a story of times gone by and invites you to enjoy the beauty and charm of the place.
Secrets below, beauty above the earth
Kaßberg is home to elegant villas, lovingly decorated facades and the home of Bauhaus designer Marianne Brandt. Under the Kaßberg: an extensive underground network of vaults that were once used to store beer, wine and food. At the foot of the Kaßberg, not far from the historic market hall, a small door leads into the exciting underground realm. Wine, beer and food were once stored here, and today you can immerse yourself in the history of the district on guided tours through the corridors. But it's not just the architecture, but also the green spaces such as Gerhard-Hauptmann-, Kaiser-, Stephan-, Wieland- and Andréplatz that give Kaßberg a pleasant atmosphere. In the cozy pubs and restaurants you will find a wide selection of culinary highlights and beautiful places to linger Kaßberg is one of the largest contiguous Art Nouveau and Wilhelminian style districts in Europe.
Timeless & sumptuous
The imposing New Palace sits majestically in the middle of the picturesque Sanssouci Park and immerses visitors in the splendor of times gone by. The breathtaking architecture and magnificent royal quarters offer a fascinating insight into royal living. Experience the then modern amenities such as a historic bathroom and discover the opulent beauty of this unique palace.
For centuries it has shaped the city and the region and is virtually synonymous with Ulm at home and abroad: the cathedral. It owes this prominence above all to its tower, which at 161.53 meters is the highest church tower in the world. Those who climb the steps to the first platform at a height of 70 meters not only have a great view of Ulm, Neu-Ulm and the Danube, but also learn interesting facts about the work of the tower keepers of Ulm Cathedral. The choir stalls from the 15th century by Jörg Syrlin the Younger also enjoy world renown, especially the cheek busts are imposing masterpieces in the history of art and also the almost 700 year old 'Schmerzensmann' by Hans Multscher deserves more than just a cursory glance. The people of Ulm began the construction of their civic church in 1377, financed solely by themselves. After an intermittent construction standstill, the spire was added to the cathedral in 1890. And if you look towards the ridge of the roof, you will recognize a copper Ulm sparrow at the top, the small unofficial landmark of the city on the Danube ...
A name that obliges! 🍕
Thick, fluffy rim. Thin base. And a special baking time: a Neapolitan pizza should bake in the stone oven for a maximum of 60 seconds, then it's perfect. So we've already got the name right - 60 Seconds to Napoli! This stylish restaurant is committed to this golden rule not only in its name, but also on its plates and serves incredibly tasty and creative pizzas. And if you want something a little more unusual, you should definitely reserve a place in the restaurant's own fairytale forest in good time. Be sure to try it: The Cheese Roll, spicy mountain cheese in fluffy dough, served with truffle mayo - what more could you want?
A fascinating construction of glass and steel rises above the rooftops of the city. The dome of the Sony Center, an architectural masterpiece, offers visitors a breathtaking view of Berlin. Here, the past is combined with modern design to create a unique atmosphere. Daylight streams through the transparent ceiling, bathing the premises in a warm, pleasant light. The clever design of the dome transports visitors into a world of wonder and inspiration. A place that touches the senses and inspires the imagination.
...on iron feet!
If the weather is suitable, it is worth taking a walk from the city center along Bontekai to the southern beach. Not only the promenade at the Great Harbour provides a beautiful view, you also walk directly towards the iron landmark of the city - the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Bridge.
Bismarck's student residence
This little house is the last remaining rampart tower from 1459 - a remnant of the city's outer fortifications. It got its name because the later Chancellor of the Reich Otto von Bismarck lived in Göttingen for about half a year during his studies in 1833. One of Göttingen's memorial plaques commemorates this time. Today, a small museum has been set up in the tower in his memory, where you can also visit his study.
The highest in the world
The Ulm Minster or Ulm Cathedral is simply impossible to miss. Of course, at 161.5 meters, it has the tallest church tower in the world, even taller than Cologne Cathedral. This building is really impressive, so be sure to take a look inside - admission is free. Construction began in 1347, but it was not completed until 1890. Since then, the interior can accommodate up to 20,000 people. Last but not least, Ulm Minster itself miraculously remained undamaged during the war.
A real feast for the eyes
The Krämerbrücke is undoubtedly a must-see for every visitor to this charming city. One of the landmarks par excellence and one of the few completely built-up and inhabited bridges in Europe, it is a real feast for the eyes. Only the Ponte Vecchio in Florence can rival it in this respect, but the Krämerbrücke has its own unique charm. A walk across the bridge immerses you in a lively atmosphere. Small, individual stores, art galleries and cafés are lined up along the street. Here you will not only find typical tourist knick-knacks, but also truly beautiful and unique things. From handmade arts and crafts to local Thuringian specialties and some of the best chocolate creations north of the equator at Goldhelm Schokolade, there is plenty to discover here. Don't miss the opportunity to sit behind the Krämerbrücke bridge on the banks of the Gera. This is pure Erfurt feeling and will give you unforgettable moments of relaxation.
Colorful landmark at night
With its bright colors, the imposing tower, affectionately known as the "Lulatsch", is a real eye-catcher and a popular photo spot. As soon as darkness falls, it shines in colorful light and conjures up a magical atmosphere. Its imposing height makes it a striking landmark that can be seen from many places in Chemnitz. Although it is a thermal power station, at night it is transformed into a fascinating work of art that captivates every visitor. It is therefore the perfect place for an evening stroll or a romantic date, and of course a sought-after photo spot for memories.