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Are there any cultural highlights, museums?"When was the Church of the Saviour first built? What is its name in German?" (posted 01/10/2015)
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The Wetzlarer Dom (Wetzlar Cathedral) is one of Wetzlar's landmark buildings. Building work began on the cathedral in 1230 and is still not finished. It is the successor to a former "Church of the Saviour" consecrated in 897. The monastery and parish church was called Cathedral as of the late 17th century. This designation was accomplished during the time that the Reichskammergericht was active in Wetzlar (1693 – 1806), when the Elector-Archbishop of Trier was Monastery Provost, making the church a "Bishop's Church". The Wetzlar cathedral bears the hallmark of every style of ecclesiastical architecture from the late Romanesque to the Baroque period – a potted architectural history spanning four centuries! The Reformation brought the Lutheran faith to Wetzlar and from then on the church was shared. To this day, two parishes – Catholic and Protestant – use the same altar and the same organ, donated, incidentally, by the industrialist family, Leitz.
Fantasy Library of Wetzlar
The Phantastische Bibliothek Wetzlar (Fantastic Library of Wetzlar) was founded in 1989 and has become one of the largest public libraries specialized in Fantasy literature worldwide. The largest of its kind in Europe, it is generally a reference library which is open to the public and scientists. The aim of the library is to collect everything in print associated with science fiction, fantasy, literature, classical fantasy, horror, utopian novels, fantastic journey and adventure novels, fairy tales, saga, myths etc. Once a year the library organizes the
Wetzlarer Tage der Phantastik(Wetzlar Fantastic Conference), a literary symposium for authors, journalists, publishers and the public.
The library currently holds over 150,000 titles. This collection includes hardcovers and paperbacks, dissertations, magazines and fanzines. There are also some rare materials, e.g. the documenta 1984 science-fiction-collection.
Rittal Arena Wetzlar
Rittal Arena Wetzlar is an indoor sporting arena located in Wetzlar, Germany. The capacity of the arena is 5,000 people and it was opened in 2005. It is the home to the Handball Bundesliga club HSG Wetzlar. The arena previously carried the name Mittelhessen-Arena until the naming rights to the stadium were sold in March 2006 to the German company Rittal.
The stadium was one of the venues for the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship.
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Wetzlar, in central Hesse, features an amazingly well-preserved and restored Old Town (Altstadt), with historic plazas, a 13th c