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Marburg Travel Guide

Marburg Castle (© Thomas Becker -
Marburg Castle.


Marburg is a delightful, unspoilt university town squeezed between the picturesque Lahn River and its castle hill.


Founded by the Landgrave of Hesse in 1527, the Philipp University is the world's oldest Protestant university.

St. Elisabeth's Church, erected between 1235 and 1283, is considered the oldest purely Gothic church in German-speaking areas and has inspired the design of Cologne Cathedral.

Climb the steps to get to the imposing Medieval-Renaissance Marburg Castle and get a splendid view of the town.

Opening Hours & Admission

Marburg Castle is open all year round, daily (except Mondays) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (to 4:00 pm from November to March).

Admission is 4 € for adults, 3 € for students, seniors and concessions, and free for children under 6 years old.

Timber-framed houses on the Market Square, Marburg (© sinuswelle -
Timber-framed houses on the Market Square, Marburg.

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