Explore university town Marburg on a walking tour. Marvel at the Town Hall and at the St. Michaels church.
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Marburg is a medieval city that amazes with its mix of history and modernity; with approximately 80,000 inhabitants it is a city of the federal state of Hesse, Germany, in the valley of the river Lahn.
The Philipps-Universität Marburg was founded in 1527 and it is the oldest of the Protestant universities in the world. It is important to note that nine Nobel Prizes have graduated from this university and that the Brothers Grimm began their literary career in this city. For this reason, the city is one of the main student centers. The University of Marburg has around 20,000 students and 7,500 employees is one of the main student centers in Germany along with Freiburg, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Tübingen, and Gießen.
Enjoy a stroll through its historical Old Town and don't miss the visit to The Elisabeth Church, the oldest Gothic hall church in Germany that was built in 1235-83 over the grave of Saint Elizabeth.