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Marburg is in Hesse.
Marburg is a small university town north of Frankfurt in the Lahn valley. The castle ("Landgrafenschloss") on the hill, the university's historical buildings and the old city ("Oberstadt", upper city) are the top sights of the city.
Walk the labyrinth of narrow, cobblestone streets lined with extremely well-preserved examples of 17th and 18th century Hessian architecture while taking suprisingly many stairs outdoors. Hearing nearby church bells toll while strolling through this part of Marburg is a life changing experience. This is the Germany you expect from the tour books and here you can enjoy it free from the crowds of tourists.
The Philipps-Universität (founded 1527) is the oldest Protestant university in the world. Marburg has approximately 74,000 residents. With 26,000 students and 6,000 people working for the university, a saying in Marburg is: "Other cities may have a university, Marburg is a university."


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