Marburg

Famous all over the world for its medieval churches, and for its architecture, Marburg is a German city situated beside the Lahn River. Tourists who have visited this city before will tell you that it is also the seat of the world’s oldest protestant university, the University of Marburg. One of the most progressive schools for the blind is also located in this city. Tourists from all corners of the globe, especially those who are interested in architecture of the eighteenth century visit this city on a regular basis.

Marburg, half timbered houses in old city

Marburg, half timbered houses in old city

Though there are a number of tourist spots in this city, the top rated attraction is the renowned St. Elizabeth’s church. It is first German church that was built in pure Gothic style. The best part of this structure is that it retains most of its original furnishings making it a delight amongst the tourists.

Pay a visit to this church and check out the golden shrine that dates back to 1250. Pay a visit to the choir and you will a carved wooden figurine of St. Elizabeth that dates back to the fifteenth century. Tread carefully when you are in the south transept because herein lies the tombs of the Hessian princess. The stained glass in the choir is also worth a view.

The Marburg palace is yet another top rates tourist attraction of the city. It is situated in close proximity to the University Museum of Religion. The palace itself houses the University Museum of Cultural History.

Marburg castle

Marburg castle

Do not miss out the outstanding chapel that dates back to the thirteenth century or the Knights’ Hall that is also quite old. It is recommended that you schedule your visit to this palace on Saturdays when conducted tours of the casemates are held.

The Marburg University, the Mineralogical Museum, and the Town Hall are the other interesting tourist spots.

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