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Marburg an der Lahn Travel Guide: 210 reviews and 853 photos
Marburg is one of the few German cities that survived World War 1 and World War 2, therefore, the city center still contains the original 14th-17th century buildings. Sitting on a hill next to the Lahn river it is what I picture old Germany as, with medieval architecture, winding stairs, and a castle on a hill above it.
Marburg is a young town in an old setting. With 18,000 students the city has a festive atmosphere with lots of outdoor cafe's, restaurants, and interesting stores. The University dates from the 16th century, and was the first protestant university in Germany.
- Pros:Great architecture, fun city
- Cons:small city
- In a nutshell:Great place to spend at least a day
Marburg’s cathedral, located near the main train station, on the north end of the old city. more travel advice
A tower located on a 377 m hill across the river from the city, this is a great place to get a view of Marburg and the... more travel advice
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