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Get to know Marburg (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Marburg. To help you make friends with Marburg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Marburg is also named and spelled Marburg an der Lahn - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Marburg (Marburg an der Lahn), Hesse, Germany, is located in central-western Germany, in the federal state of Hesse (in German, "Hessen"). It is a traditional university town with a population of roughly seventy-three thousand inhabitants. Marburg was first mentioned in documents in the twelfth century and the town used to be the capital of the state of Hesse, alongside Kassel, from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century.

Marburg boasts several museums of excellent quality, such as the museum of art and art history “Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Marburg” and the ethnology museum “Völkerkundliche Sammlung” with more than five thousand items. Architecture lovers appreciate the castle-crowned centre on a hill with beautiful timber framing houses and Gothic buildings. In this context, the town hall and the St. Elisabeth's church, (in German, "Elisabethkirche"), are particularly interesting. Active tourists can try out the numerous sports in the region, such as horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, golfing, and water-skiing.

Marburg has some relaxing parks. The old botanical garden “Alter Botanischer Garten Marburg” is maintained by the University of Marburg and admission is free. The large historic botanical collection covers an area of more than three-and-a-half hectares and dates back to the early nineteenth century. There is another, newer botanical garden owned by the university. “Botanischer Garten Marburg” covers around twenty hectares and boasts are great variety of plants and trees. The admission is not for free, but the price is very fair. St. Elizabeth's Church was built in the thirteenth century to honour St. Elizabeth of Hungary, a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary and Landgravine of Thuringia in Germany. The towers of the church are about eighty metres high. Inside the church, a beautiful gothic shrine of St. Elizabeth can be seen, which is also the most important treasure of the church.

Numerous hotels, holiday apartments, and guesthouses are available in Marburg; there also exist options for a hostel in Marburg (Marburg an der Lahn), Hesse, Germany. Your hostel in Marburg (Marburg an der Lahn), Hesse, Germany, will be centrally located at Marburg railway station. Marburg (Marburg an der Lahn), Hesse, Germany hostels offer free Wi-Fi and on-site parking spaces. If you want to book some beds in a Marburg (Marburg an der Lahn), Hesse, Germany hostel or any other budget accommodation, keep in mind that Marburg is a university town. Usually, in October and April, the new semesters start and new students look for a place to stay. Particularly in this period, it will be hard to find free beds in cheaper places like a Marburg (Marburg an der Lahn), Hesse, Germany hostel. Planning and booking ahead helps a lot to avoid difficulties in this case.

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Your Packing List for Marburg

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Marburg Hostel Cheatsheet

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