Göttingen attractions

Forest in Göttingen

Göttinger Wald

Göttinger Wald is one of the best mixed forest stands of predominantly beech and oak in the region. It’s easily reached by following Herzberger Landstrasse east from the centre of town to the point near where it for…
Historic Building in Göttingen

Altes Rathaus

Built in 1270, the Old Town Hall once housed the merchants’ guild. Inside, later decorations added to its Great Hall include frescos of the coats of arms of the Hanseatic cities and local bigwigs, grafted onto histo…
Museum in Göttingen

Städtisches Museum

This lovely four-storey fachwerk house, where Johannes Brahms stayed in the summer of 1853, is home to an interesting series of exhibits on Göttingen's long and lofty history. Special exhibitions on subjects such as…
Monument in Göttingen

Gänseliesel

The Gänseliesel (little goose girl) statue, the symbol of the city, is hailed locally as the most kissed woman in the world – after graduating, doctoral students climb up to peck her on the cheek. The original statu…
Tower in Göttingen

Bismarckturm

Set amid parkland southeast of the centre, Göttingen's 1898 Bismarck Tower has a 31m viewing platform from which you can see as far as the Göttingen Forest to the east, the Werra mountains to the south and the Weser…