Old town up to the castle of the Landgrave
The historic market place, the heart of the town, is the meeting place for this rich and interesting tour. Today as it was in the past, the square remains the centre of town life with its fountain and the town hall, built in the late-Gothic style between 1512 and 1526, with its famous cock on the gable of the stair tower
Visitors will witness a lively symbiosis of old and new, which is so typical for Marburg, on their way through the old town, which is lovingly known by the locals as "Oberstadt".
In the narrow lanes, you might come across numerous artefacts and traces of those famous figures such as the Brothers Grimm, Martin Luther and Nobel Prize winners such as Emil von Behring. As part of an extensive conservation project, many timber-framed houses in the old town have been renovated and today greet guests with their original, historical charm.
Winding lanes and staircases lead the way to the hill "Schlossberg". As early as the 13th century the first Landgrave of Hesse demonstrated his power over the Lahn Valley with an imposing structure. Each successive state leader changed and enlarged the castle according to their whims, so that today it remains a witness to past ages.
A breathtaking view over the whole town and the Lahn Valley extending both north and south rewards all those who make the climb.
The best starting point for the tour is the Market Place. You can of course select alternative meeting places such as in a restaurant or at a bus car park. Of course, this will change the duration of the tour accordingly.
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