Marburg attractions

Top Choice Area in Marburg


One of the joys of Marburg is simply strolling around its steeply winding medieval core. Its focal point is the Marktplatz; on the southern side is the historic Rathaus (1512). From there it’s a steep climb to the L…
Church in Marburg


Built by the knights of the Teutonic Order between 1235 and 1283 (its two high spires were added later), the Protestant Elisabethkirche is Germany’s earliest purely Gothic hall church. The highlight inside is the Ho…
Castle in Marburg


Perched at the highest point in Marburg is the massive Landgrave Castle, built between 1248 and 1300 by the first Hessian Landgrave, Heinrich I, on the site of a previous stronghold. It offers panoramic views of buc…
Gallery in Marburg

Marburger Kunstverein

Seven temporary exhibitions of contemporary art each year are fleshed out with recitals of experimental music in this compact gallery.
Ruins in Marburg

Mittelalterliche Synagoge

Beneath this giant glass cube lie the excavated and illuminated remains of a 13th- and 14th-century synagogue.