…university town with an 800 year history, with small crooked streets and lanes in the old town between the river Lahn and the castle on the hill. University flair set in an impressive surrounding countryside!
An interplay between history, tourism and culture has always been a hallmark of Marburg. As early as the 13th century, when the Deutsche Orden built the first gothic hall-church on German soil to the honour of St Elisabeth this was already the case. The pilgrims from far and wide who visited the Elisabeth church were the earliest tourists.
Landgrave Philipp (the magnanimous!) when he founded the University in 1527 also ensured that Marburg would be a town open to the world with students and visitors from all over the globe.
The first Nobel prize winner for medicine Emil von Behring after whom the pharmaceutical company was named gave Marburg, by his combining of science with business, the impulse to become a centre for meetings and congresses.
History, culture, science and the unique ambience make together the special attractiveness of Marburg. ”Marburg at a glance“ gives you just a first impression. Further information can be obtained from the following homepage. From this Internet page you can down load a Marburg Audioguide with sights to see and a useful map or get yourself in the mood with a virtual tour of Marburg.