Lane with circular stair
The lane with circular stair, which is less than 100 metres long, lies about halfway between the Lahn and the castle of the Landgrave is bordered on both sides by Marburg’s typical timber-framed houses. And finally a spiral stair leads to the Lutheran churchyard.
Presumably, during their student years in Marburg from 1802 to 1805, the Brothers Grimm climbed these stairs when visiting their professor Friedrich Carl von Savigny who lived in the street "Ritterstraße".
The lane with circular stair was also home to another "celebrity" as a student: the Russian scholar and writer Michail W. Lomonossow (1711 to 1765), founder of Moscow University.