Unna Travel Guide

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Unna Things to Do

  • Markt

    On the market square, the heart of the city, there are also interesting buildings like the two splendid half-timbered houses. But also a former Rathaus (City hall) and so on. It was not possible to photograph some of them as the Christmas market was already built up but hadn't opened as yet.

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  • Linden brewery

    The Linden brewery was one of the most famous ones in the Ruhrgebiet with its "Linden Pils". It closed in 1979 after more than 100 years of beer production. The buildings were empty for many years until in 1992 a cultural center was openend. On the premises you also find the tavern "Schalander" which again sells the Linden Pils which is brewed in...

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  • Museum of light-art

    This is the world's only museum of light-art. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take photos of the installations. You can only visit the museum on a tour which cost Euro 5.00 (Nov. 2007). The tour takes a good hour and takes you through various installations of international artists. I really liked the tour, which takes you down into the bowels...

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  • i-Punkt and zib

    The zib building is part of the former Linden brewery and now houses the city's library, a café, the Adult Education Center, the museum of light-art and the information. During the week you can also buy tickets for concerts and other events here.

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  • Lutheran city church

    The lutheran city church is a big gothic church with a nave and a large aisle on each side of the nave. It was constructed from 1322 until 1467. In 1559 the Lutheran reformation was introduced. After a lightning in 1863 the new gothic pinnacle was added. The tower is 84 meters high and is carried by two massive pillars.

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  • Rahlenbeckscher Hof

    This impressive half-timbered building seems to be the only one left in the inner city of the local nobility. It was built in the 17th century on middle aged fundaments. It's named after a owner's family from the 19th century.

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  • Last night watchman

    A statue of Unna's last night watchman, Friedrich-Wilhelm Werbinsky (1822-1905) can be found on the fassade of a building constructed in 1904. Since 1929 there is an inn there. The statue is also from 1904.

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  • Former ale house

    The former ale house "Felskeller-Braeu" was given up at the end of the 19th century with the industralisation of brewing. The tavern "Morgentor" next door was built in 1723 on an old foundation, first as living quarters. From 1824 it was a tavern with a brewery behind it.

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  • Eulenturm

    The Eulenturm (tower) is a left-over of a defense tower from the middle ages. It was built in 1475, but in 1856 half of it was removed. Through a false translation from the low German language the tower original name Oelkenturm was turned into Eulenturm.

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  • Old German ale house

    The "Altdeutsche Bierstuben" or old German ale house used to belong to the Kannegiesser family. It dates back to the 17th century and was used as an inn and for husbandry.

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  • Nicolaihaus

    The Nicolaihaus is named after Philipp Nicolai who was a pastor in Unna from 1596 until 1601. The building was constructed after the big fire of 1723 in 1730. In 1820 it was extended to the Nicolai street. It was been renovated and modernized in 1997.

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  • Catholic church St. Katarina

    On the spot of today's St. Katarina church was a church built in 1848, but it became too small. So in 1933/34 the current church was built. The interior of the church looks very unusual. Before the reformation the congregation used the now evangelic city church.

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  • Standesamt (Marriage office)

    This lovely building used to be called "Herberge zur Heimat" and was the accomodation for passing through craftsmen from 1884 till 1900. Since 1976 you can get married here.

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  • Old Latin school

    It used to be the evangelic-lutheran town school. It was rebuilt after the big city fire in 1723. The cellar from the middle ages was the bone house of the cemetery.

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  • Ulrichsturm

    The Ulrichsturm (tower) or Frankenturm was built in the 14th century. It was part of the town's defense system. Sometimes it was used as prison.

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    by yumyum Written Nov 25, 2007

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    The Brasserie Sahi is prominently located on the Market Square. It's kind of a French style brasserie with photos from France but the music was very American with Elvis and the like.

    We had drinks and a snack each. I opted for the Toast Hawaii which turned out to be more salad and toast but still it was nice at Euro 3.50. My friend had Bruschettas (Euro 3.00) and apparently they were delicious. Service was prompt and friendly.

    You can have tea in the glass from a tea bag or a pot of tea made with tea leaves.

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Unna Transportation

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    Unna is easily reached by local train from Dortmund. Since it's a small city only regional trains stop here. At the station there is a big kiosk. The railway station is convieniently located. A short walk takes you to the sights.

    Just a few meters from the station there is the Rathaus where during the week you will find the tourist information, but not on weekends. By the Rathaus there is a information table with a map on it.

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    by yumyum Written Nov 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing: There are a fair few really neat half-timbered houses (Fachwerkhaeuser) in Unna. On the first picture you can see my favourite one.

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