Walking route in Göttingen

Visit Göttingen's top attractions in this 1.6 hour itinerary. Wilhelmsplatz, Gänseliesel, Nabel and all other sights were never that easy to visit in this well planned 1.6 hour Göttingen itinerary.

Route type Route distance Route time
Walking 6.6 km 1.6 hour

Key attractions

Route itinerary

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    Friedrich-Wöhler-Denkmal Memorial

    Friedrich Wöhler (German: [ˈvøːlɐ]; 31 July 1800 – 23 September 1882) was a German chemist, best known for his synthesis of urea, but also the first to isolate several chemical elements. == Biography == He was born in Eschersheim, which belonged to Hanau at the time but is nowadays a district of Frankfurt am Main. In 1823 Wöhler finished his study of medicine in Heidelberg at the laboratory of Leopold Gmelin, who arranged for him to work under Jöns Jakob Berzelius in Stockholm, Sweden. He taught chemistry from 1826 to 1831 at the Polytechnic School in Berlin until 1839 when he was stationed at the Polytechnic School at Kassel. Afterwards, he became Ordinary Professor of Chemistry in the University of Göttingen, where he remained until his death in 1882.

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  5. Walk 90 m / 1 minute
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    Gottfried August Bürger-Denkmal Memorial

    Gottfried August Bürger (December 31, 1747 – June 8, 1794) was a German poet. His ballads were very popular in Germany. His most noted ballad, Lenore, found an audience beyond readers of the German language in an English and Russian adaptation and a French translation. == Biography == He was born in Molmerswende (now a part of Mansfeld), Principality of Halberstadt, where his father was the Lutheran pastor. He showed an early predilection for solitary and gloomy places and the making of verses, for which he had no other model than hymnals.

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    Historische Sternwarte Attraction

    Göttingen Observatory (Universitätssternwarte Göttingen (Göttingen University Observatory) or königliche Sternwarte Göttingen (Royal Observatory Göttingen)) is a German astronomical observatory located in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. == History == In 1802, George III of the United Kingdom, who was also the prince-elector of Hanover, allocated 22,680 thalers for a new observatory. The plans were developed, like many of the university's buildings, by Georg Heinrich Borheck. Construction was delayed by the French Revolutionary Wars and extended from 1803 until 1816. At the time, the building was on the outskirts of Göttingen, to ensure an unobstructed view of the night sky.

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  9. Walk 270 m / 4 minutes
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    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Memorial

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German scientist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. Today, he is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called Sudelbücher, a description modelled on the English bookkeeping term "scrapbooks", and for his discovery of the strange tree-like electrical discharge patterns now called Lichtenberg figures. == Life == Lichtenberg was the youngest of 17 children of pastor Johann Conrad Lichtenberg. His father, ascending through the ranks of the church hierarchy, eventually became superintendent for Darmstadt.

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    Kornelia "Conny" Wessmann Memorial

    Cornelia "Conny" Wessmann was a 24-year-old student, when she died on November 17, 1989, during a police raid in Göttingen, Germany. On that day neo-Nazis rioted in the city center of Göttingen. At that time it was often the case that neo-Nazis attacked left-wing institutions or refugee centers. Antifa groups and other people tried to stop the attacks of the Nazis by mobilizing people with telephone chains. Conny Wessmann was part of such a group.

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    Nabel Attraction

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  23. Walk 220 m / 3 minutes
  24. Walk 70 m / 1 minute


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