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Culture of Kaiserslautern. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Kaiserslautern is a charming and not big city, residents of which are always very friendly with tourists. It is a city that appeals to different categories of travelers – fans of architectural landmarks and history, as well as active people fond of outdoor recreation will never get bored here. First of all, tourists are recommended to take a stroll to St Martin's Square and check charming cafes and small restaurants open nearby. The central part of the city still has an atmosphere of old Kaiserslautern. It is always very interesting to explore narrow historic streets, admire gorgeous parks, and look at architectural landmarks.
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Besides numerous shops, the center of the city has several more interesting landmarks that tourists will find exciting to explore. Kaiserbrunnen is a large fountain that has become of the major symbols of Kaiserslautern. It is decorated with a gorgeous ornament that describes the main events in the history of the city. At a glance, it is hard to understand the meaning of all figures and bas-reliefs, so take your time and carefully check every element. The city council’s building is located nearby. It is one of the tallest buildings in the city that offers a spectacular view of the surroundings.
The fabulous residence fortress built by Frederick I, also known as Frederick Barbarossa, was damaged severely during the military actions. Despite numerous restorations, the fortress is mostly in ruins. But this landmark is still worth visiting because the surviving halls host interesting exhibitions and historic displays. Moreover, the building is located in a gorgeous place that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the area. However, tourists need to be careful when getting to the ruins because the path is quite narrow and winding, so there is a risk of injuries. Copyright
Kaiserslautern is an old city that has survived through many epochs. During its long history, the city hasn’t changed much in size, so it is still not very big. Perhaps, this is the … Open
Kammgarn-Spinnerei is one of a few surviving buildings that date back to the industrial revolution. It is located in the industrial part of the city that was severely bombed during World War II. Kammgarn was specializing in the manufacture of worsted yarn. Nowadays, the building has been completely restored and open to tourists. The old factory still has several displays dedicated to the industrial history of Kaiserslautern. From time to time, the building becomes a venue for various concerts and music performances.
Tourists wishing to learn more about Kaiserslautern are always welcome to visit local museums. The Museum of History, Ethnographic and Military museums are the largest and most famous. They exhibit many interesting artifacts that tell about the history of the city and the nature of the region. Visitors can join guided tours in the museums and learn new and interesting information about Kaiserslautern and the region. Moreover, it is possible to purchase souvenirs and memorable gifts in the city’s museums.
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To learn more about the history of the city, don’t forget to visit Theodor Zink Museum. It exhibits many interesting items that cast the light upon the development and history of Kaiserslautern. This museum has one more advantage – it is free to enter. The collection of Theodor Zink Museum is so big and interesting that you may want to visit this museum once more! As a rule, all guided tours are in German, but it is possible to find an English-speaking museum guide.
All connoisseurs of art will find it very interesting to visit The Palatinate Gallery of Art (also known as Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern). The gallery exhibits collections of works by European sculptors and painters. Art-related meetings, festivals, and concerts are not rare here, so don’t forget to check the schedule of upcoming events. Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern specializes mostly in modern art. The share of classic art in the collection is not big. These are mostly paintings, stamps, and gravures.
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Stiftskirche and Martinkirche (or St. Martin’s Church) are the most famous religious landmarks of the city. The Catholic churches are vivid examples of the Gothic style. They are well-preserved and look fabulous both inside and outside. Stiftskirche is the oldest church in the city. Built in the 13th century, the church looks fabulous and is ever-popular with locals and tourists. Martinkirche possesses the title of the tallest building in the city. Its viewing point offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city. In the backyard of the church, tourists can see fragments of the ancient city wall built at the end of the 13th century.
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Public palaces near Kaiserslautern
♥   Palace 'Mannheim Palace' , 50.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Karlsruhe Palace' , 66.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Electoral Palace' Mainz, 72 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Biebrich Palace' Wiesbaden, 73.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace' Wiesbaden, 78.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Kaiserslautern
♥   Kaiserdom-Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt und St. Stephan, Speyer, 50.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Sankt Martin, Bingen am Rhein, 58.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abtei St. Hildegard, Rüdesheim am Rhein, 61.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Dionysius und Valentinus, Kiedrich im Rheingau, 69.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kaiserdom St. Martin von Tours und St. Stephan, Mainz, 70.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame, Marienthal, 74.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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