"Medieval Germany and Modern College Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Marburg an der Lahn by leplaya

Marburg an der Lahn Travel Guide: 217 reviews and 889 photos

Medieval City

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.

College Town

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.

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  • Pros:Great architecture, fun city
  • Cons:small city
  • In a nutshell:Great place to spend at least a day
  • Last visit to Marburg an der Lahn: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 10, 2006
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