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Buildings, Monuments, Fountains

'Mikveh' Ritual Jewish bath
© Stadt Kaiserslautern

The mikveh was unearthed by chance during extension work on the Kreissparkasse bank in Altenhof. It still has a groundwater inlet, though it had been filled with cultural debris from the period around 1400, following the Jewish community's expulsion from Kaiserslautern in 1398.

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The "23er Denkmal" was erected in 1930/31 to commemorate 3963 soldiers killed in World War 1 from the 23rd Bavarian Infantry Regiment. The official inauguration took place on June 12th 1931. The monument was designed by the sculptor Sepp Mages.

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City hall
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The City Hall, which is 84 meters high, is one of the most prominent of the city’s landmarks. An extensive panoramic view of the city - as far as the Palatinate Forest - can be had from the restaurant 'twentyone' on the 21st floor.

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Fountain 'Kaiserbrunnen'
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There is no better place for an entertaining view of Kaiserslautern’s turbulent history than the Kaiserbrunnen. This monumental fountain is the work of the local sculptor Gernot Rumpf. Made of bronze and sandstone, it was completed in 1987.

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View from the southern stand to the pitch
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High above the city towers the Fritz Walter Stadium. This was originally called the Betzenberg Stadium after the hill on which it stands. The stadium is the home of F.C. Kaiserslautern, and it is one of the most attractive football grounds in Germany, boasting one of the best atmospheres.

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Fruchthalle – the
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This hall, the work of architect August von Voit, was built between 1843 and 1846 in Renaissance style, after the Palazzo Medici in Florence, and was originally used as a market hall. Today concerts and large social events are held here.

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Hohenecken Castle
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Visible from afar, this striking testimony to Staufian architecture lies on the spur at the end of a ridge. The steep path to the castle leads from the center, past the Rochus Chapel through some mature trees up to the extensive, 376 meter-high Schlossburg plateau.

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Humberg Tower
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If you would like a visual view over the City, you can climb the Humberg Tower, located in the southern outskirts of Kaiserslautern. The observation platform is at a height of 28.16 meters above the ground. The total height of the tower is 35.77 meters.

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Historical Count Palatinate Hall
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Unfortunately both don't exist any longer - neither the Imperial Palace nor the renaissance castle. But the spectacular building hasn't fully disappeared. The ruins which were given a roof and christened the "Pfalzgrafensaal" (Count Palatine Hall) are well worth seeing, and can be visited on guided tours.

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Rotunda of the Palatinate Theatre
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In the immediate neighbourhood of the steel and concrete architecture of City Hall is the imposing sandstone structure of the Palatinate Theatre, flanked by two masks in Carrara marble.

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Spinnrädl Restaurant
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Kaiserslautern's historic Spinnrädl restaurant was first mentioned on a map dating back to 1742. It is one of the oldest surviving timber-framed houses in the City and is situated in the city center, not far from Stiftsplatz and Schillerplatz.

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Fountain 'Martinsbrunnen'
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The pretty "Martinsplatz” is the gateway to the old city. It is one of the loveliest open spaces in the City of Kaiserslautern. The special charme of the square is due to the 18th and 19th century buildings, the fountain and the old trees.

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Memorial at Synagogenplatz
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The religious building, inaugurated in 1886, stood as the most significant Palatinate synagogue for 52 years. The main architectural feature of Moorish-Byzantine-style, 37-metre-high building was the cupola with its four small corner turrets. The Nazis destroyed the synagogue in the late summer of 1938, even before Kristallnacht took place.

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Fruchthallstraße 14
67655 Kaiserslautern
  • 0631 365 - 2317
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Address
Tourist Information
Fruchthallstraße 14
67655 Kaiserslautern
  • 0631 365 - 2317
  • 0631 365 - 2723
  • E-Mail
  • Homepage
  • Opening hours
  • Tue - Fri
    09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

    Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.