Marburg

seat of Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf and city in Hesse, Germany

Marburg is a city in Hesse, Germany, on the Lahn river. It is the main town of the Marburg-Biedenkopf Rural District. It has about 80,000 inhabitants and a small, but well-known university, the Philipps-University.

Marburg
Marburg: the castle, upper town, and St Elizabeth's church
Marburg: the castle, upper town, and St Elizabeth's church
Coat of arms of Marburg
Coat of arms
Location of Marburg within Marburg-Biedenkopf district
Marburg Biedenkopf Marburg.png
Marburg is located in Germany
Marburg
Marburg
Marburg is located in Hesse
Marburg
Marburg
Coordinates: 50°48′36″N 08°46′15″E / 50.81000°N 8.77083°E / 50.81000; 8.77083Coordinates: 50°48′36″N 08°46′15″E / 50.81000°N 8.77083°E / 50.81000; 8.77083
CountryGermany
StateHesse
DistrictMarburg-Biedenkopf
Government
 • Lord mayorDr. Thomas Spies (SPD)
Area
 • Total124.5 km2 (48.1 sq mi)
Highest elevation
412 m (1,352 ft)
Lowest elevation
173 m (568 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total74,675
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
35001-35043
Dialling codes06421
Vehicle registrationMR
WebsiteStadt Marburg

The upper part of Old town, near the castle and above the former village 'Weidenhausen' at river Lahn and a bridge is called 'Oberstadt' (upper town).

There are timber framing houses, similar to some houses in Alsfeld (Vogelsbergkreis).

Cycling trail Lahntalradweg along the river connects Marburg with Gießen in the South.[2]

GeographyEdit

The Lahn valley is surrounded by hill chains called Lahnberge and Marburger Rücken in the Central Uplands (Mittelgebirge), part of West Hesse Highlands. The city districts Cyriaxweimar, Elnhausen, Michelbach and Schröck are on the other side of these two hill chains.

 
Map with central parts, railway line named 'Main-Weser-Bahn' to Frankfurt am Main (in South) and Kassel. River Lahn in blue Colour.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.
  2. Lahntalradweg - Hessischer Radfernweg, hessen.de

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Marburg at Wikimedia Commons