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City tour The Göttingen Seven

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The Göttingen Seven - Protest with consequences

In 1837 Göttingen's name went down in German history through the "Göttingen Seven". Seven professors of the Georg August University, among them Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, wrote a letter of protest against the abolition of the constitution by King Ernst August of Hanover. The king's response was extraordinarily harsh. The seven professors were stripped of their posts, three of them were even expelled from the country.

The move by the Göttingen Seven was nevertheless noticed throughout Germany and was a sign that the liberal movement was coming back to life in large parts of Germany. In 1848, the Göttingen Seven almost all became members of the Frankfurt National Assembly.
Tour duration: 2.5 hours

Göttingen Tourismus und Marketing e.V.

Altes Rathaus Markt 9

37073 Göttingen


Phone: +49 551 / 49980-12


Website: www.tourist-info-goettingen.de

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115,00 € for a group up to a maximum of 20 participants
Foreign language surcharge 15,00 €    


By car to one of Göttingen's multi-storey car parks in the city centre and from there approx. 10 minutes walk to the Tourist Information Göttingen, Markt 8, 37073 Göttingen.

From Göttingen railway station it is about a 15-minute walk to Tourist-Information, Markt 8.


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