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City walk through Hann. Münden

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We are pleased to be able to accompany you on this short city tour of Hann. Münden. The marked circuit is only a suggestion, of course, you can also visit the sights individually. You will find explanations of the individual points using the numbering.

1 - Weser Renaissance Town Hall

The town hall was rebuilt between 1603 and 1608 by the Lemgo master builder Georg Crossmann and was given its distinctive decorative façade.

In the lower town hall murals from 1927-29 tell excerpts from the town's history.

There is still much to discover at and in the town hall; little wooden hearts of wedding couples, inscriptions and coats of arms, high-water marks and the cubit next to the ornamental portal, the unit of measurement of former market trading.

Weser Renaissance Town Hall

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2 - St. Blasius Church

St. Blasius Church is a spacious hall church of four bays with a short 5/8 choir.

In the nave, there is a cross-ribbed vault with octagonal pillars. The choir and east aisle were built at the end of the 13th century, the remaining part between 1487 and the end of the 16th century. Remains of a previous basilica are still visible inside St. Blasius Church.

St. Blasius Church

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3 - Death House Doctor Ironbeard

Doctor Eisenbart died on 11 November 1727 in the former inn "Zum Wilden Mann". Since the 200th anniversary of his death, a wooden statue has commemorated him at his death house in Lange Straße 79.

4 - St. Aegidien Church, tombstone of Doctor Eisenbart

After his death, Johann Andreas Eisenbart was buried in a tomb in the sanctuary in St. Aegidien Church. His baroque gravestone - with an incorrect year of birth - was erected on the north side of the church in 1837.


5 - Guelph Castle

The Guelph Castle was completed in 1501 by Duke Erich I of Lüneburg-Braunschweig as a Gothic building and from then on served as a residence and administrative seat. In 1560 it was almost destroyed by fire and rebuilt by Duke Erich II in the style of the early Weser Renaissance. Today's Guelph Castle is the impressive remnant of earlier residences, which lost its unique splendour with the death of Erich II and from then on was only an occasional place of residence for the sovereign. In 1849, a fire destroyed the south wing of the castle, which was not rebuilt.

6 - Old Werra Bridge

The old Werra Bridge stands at the northern end of the old town. Built around 1250, the historic structure was once adorned with towers and canopies, which had to make way for the expansion of the road between Kassel and Hanover at the end of the 18th century so that larger freight wagons could pass over the bridge.

Over the years, floods and other environmental influences have so damaged the old Werra Bridge that it was completely renovated in 1986.

7 – Weserstein

The history of the Weser Stone begins in 1899. The factory owner Carl Natermann chose a quartzite weighing 70 hundredweights from the forests of Hann. Münden to designate the origin of the Weser and had the poetic verse he had written chiselled into stone:

"Where Werra and Fulda kiss each other
They have to pay for their names
And here, through this kiss
German to the sea the Weser River"


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8 - Hail tower

The "Fährenpfortenturm", also known as the Hagelturm or Natermannturm, is located in the middle of the historic old town at the end of Radbrunnenstraße. The Ferry Gate, after which the tower is named, was already mentioned in a document in 1383. The owner of the Haendler & Natermann company bought the tower in 1848 to produce a lead shot in the tower casting process. Lead was melted in the tower chamber and poured through a sieve. The lead drops fell into the well like hail.

Ferry Gate Tower (Hail tower)

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