The castle crowned hill top town of Marburg

View of the Marburger Schloss at sunrise overlooking terracotta tiled roofs.

This is part of our European motorbike trip from last summer. Here are the other places we visited: Amsterdam and Bruges.
Marburg lies along the valley of the river Lahn in central Germany. It is one of the few cities in the country not connected by the Autobahn. We were more than glad to get off the busy motorway to see this untouched, fairy-tale town.

Well preserved building facades on Am Plan in Marburg an der Lahn.

Alley between buildings typical of the Hessische architecture in Marburg.

View between buildings in Marburg looking to other buildings up the hill.

After arriving in the afternoon we got a taxi down to the town center in search of dinner. We walked the labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets and soon forgot about food. Well-preserved buildings dating back to 17th and 18th centuries line the streets. The town is famous for its castle Marburger Schloss and its medieval churches. Like in most European cities, there is a Marketplatz in the heart of the the town.

Blue and red buildings in the Old Town of Marburg.

View of the Rathaus and its clock tower in Marburg.

View of the St. Marienkirche church over the trees and buildings in Marburg.

Marburg was a pleasant surprise along our journey. It is full of history and charm. We enjoyed our time here free from crowds of tourists.  After a chicken schnitzel dinner, the tiredness overtook us. It was just as well we explored a little beforehand. We got a taxi back to our hotel so we could sleep before our next adventure. The hotel overlooked the Marburg Castle and it allowed for a great sunrise view the next morning. 

View of the historic Wettergasse in Marburg, Germany.

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