Marburg an der Lahn Surprises With Gothic Beauty

Nestled on the Lahn River, Marburg, the University city is a great place to visit. It is full of buildings that have been fully restored. This restoration has preserved the great heritage of Marburg an der Lahn.

The River Lahn itself offers you much to do. You can rent a paddle boat and enjoy a nice paddle boat ride down the river.

Also, there are river-side walking tours that take you on hiking trails along the river’s edge. One of these walking tours will take you through a scale model of our solar system. You actually start walking at the Sun and end up on Pluto! ;-)

Any visit to Marburg will be highlighted by the magnificent Gothic style castle that sits high on the hill overlooking the town. Known as the Marburger Schloss, tours are available. However, I suggest you book your tour in advance as both hours and tours are limited.

A walking tour through its old town section is like a step back in time. The narrow streets are lined with shops and pubs that are reminiscent of medieval times. I recommend you enjoy a nice lunch at one of the many outdoor cafes and take in all of the sites and sounds of the town.

Marburg is the ideal destination for those who are passionate about medieval architecture. It is famous for its medieval churches, such as Elisabethkirche, or Elizabeth Church, built in 1238. On your visit to the church you will find many historical items on display, such as original furnishings, shrines and carvings. You can also visit the tombs of ancient princes as well as the tomb of President Hindenburg who died in 1934.

Marburg also has a great pool complex with both indoor and outdoor pools for relaxation and for exercise. This complex is open to the public, however, there is a minimal entry fee. You can find a variety of family entertainment such as putt-putt golf, bowling as well as a great number of dining options.

 

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