"Limburg, the town where I was born" Limburg an der Lahn by himalia11
Limburg an der Lahn Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 114 photos
Limburg is a small German town (36.000 inhabitants) at the river Lahn, between the mountains Taunus and Westerwald.
I often hear people say: "Limburg, isn't it the city with the beautiful cathedral that you can see from the highway? I've seen it often, but I never been there!". Well, it's worth a visit, and also the Old Town with its medieval houses!
Once, the cathedral of Limburg has been on the banknote for 1000 DM (about 500 Euros). Unfortunately I never had one... ;-) There are still towels which show this banknote, like on this photo, you can get them as souvenir.
There are several other nice towns that you could visit while being in this area:
- Runkel (6 km), a lovely village at the river Lahn, with a small castle
- Weilburg (23 km), another medieval town at the river Lahn, with a palace and a small but interesting cave
- Freienfels (21 km) and its castle ruins, famous for it's medieval festival around May 1st
- Braunfels (32 km), again a nice medieval town, with a fairy-tale castle
It still remember the discussions and complains about this Hattstein fountain on the Plötze place. Before, there was the... more travel advice
There's a boat called "Wappen von Limburg" (something like "emblem of Limburg") which goes both upstream (to Dehrn) and... more travel advice
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