The Limburg-Weilburg district is located in the west of Hesse and is a place of half-timbered medieval houses in tidy little towns. There are numerous attractive churches and each generally has a town hall that is both ancient and attractive.
Limburg-Weilburg District Map
Towns & Villages in the Limburg-Weilburg District
- Limburg an der Lahn
- Selters (Taunus)
Limburg an der Lahn is one of the best preserved of these medieval towns with a surprising number of original buildings which many towns lost during either the 30 Years War or the Second World War. The structures still present include the old city wall and the highly photographic Limburg Cathedral. The cathedral was opened in 1235 and is spectacular with its high roof, octagonal spire and its various towers. Colored pink and with a white trim it seems to take over the surrounding area.
Selters (Taunus) will refresh you with its mineral springs and spa establishments.
Runkel is also worth visiting for history from a similar era as it is the site of the 12th century Runkel castle which houses a must-see museum, plus the ancient Lahnbrücke (Lahn Bridge) across the Lahn River which dates from soon afterwards.