Marsberg has a temperament that suits everyone down to the most hard to please tourist, even the type that blames the flight-attendant for turbulence. That’s the magic of Marsberg.
Located on a hill, the climate is perfect for the outdoors with refreshingly clean air that soothes the ache out of your throbbing head and works up an appetite the size of a football. Well, that’s just perfect, for the local cuisine is to die for. If that’s not enough there a few multi-cuisines with great beer and wine to sort things out.
Your first destination in Marsberg will of course be the Diemel Resevoir. No, it’s not just to see how blue the water is, but to indulge in all sorts of watersport from swimming to surfing, and beyond.
If you were not born under the water sign perhaps you should take to the trekking and biking trails that wind their way through picturesque mountain scenery. The Eggegebirge area is particularly known as hiker’s paradise.
The Besucherbergwerk Kilian Tunnel is another great attraction that should be given top priority.
Marsberg has more sport facilities in the city itself. If you want to wind down a hectic day in the mountains. a heated indoor swimming pool might not be a bad idea. Again, if you want to spend the better part of a day just hanging with no fixed agenda the solution is the same — Diemeltal. This is where you’ll find not just the pool but also a riding court, tennis courts, badminton courts, and even archery and golf.
Marsberg will not let you forget that in spite of all those modern sport facilities, you are in fact, in a historic city. It has its share of medieval architecture that you’ll want to see. Check out the old Town Hall for a classic example. Upper Marsberg is where you’ll find the historic sites strategically located on the mountain sides.
It is truly worth the hike to not just admire the period architecture but also the scenic beauty of the Mars Mountains.