Half-timbered structures, fairy-tale tower and wakeboards

The outlines of the Marburg castle and the towers of the Elisabeth church are visible from afar. If these walls could talk, they would tell us a lot of interesting things about the university city of Marburg, once the place where the Brothers Grimm studied. And it is, in fact, possible, though on a different path: Enter the castle train! Let the accompanying guide treat you to stories during the two-hour trip while you look at the market square and the gables of the picturesque half-timbered old town. For a magical view, we recommend climbing up to the Romantic Spiegelslustturm, AKA the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm on the Lahnberge hills. More intense physical activity can be enjoyed outside of town: Explore the idyllic landscape by bike or on foot. The Seepark Niederweimar gives athletes the opportunity to go wakeboarding, water-skiing and swimming. If you want to let yourself float and relax, take a ride down the Lahn river on the Elisabeth II. Every visitor will find at least one thing to do in and around Marburg – we will gladly advise you in taking your pick!

For more information and advice:

Overview of our excursion advice

  • Grimm-Dich-Pfad
  • Guided tour through the underground fortifications of the castle
  • City of sports Marburg
  • Boat ride down the Lahn
  • Paddling tour on the Lahn
  • Bicycle tours
  • Botanical Garden
  • Niederweimar lake park
Welcome Hotel Marburg Wellness

Your free-time pleasure starts at the Welcome Hotel Marburg

If a short holiday or weekend city trip brings you to Marburg, our hotel and its direct vicinity will make sure that you get in the proper holiday mood. Join us and other guests for a barbecue party on the summer terrace, or relax entirely on your own in our sauna (for a fee).

Do you like to walk through the carefully groomed greenery of a botanical garden? Are you curious about the treasures in the museum of art and art history Marburg, or do you prefer to enjoy movies on the big screen? All of these facilities are just a few steps away, right next to our hotel building. The cineastes among you who value a special experience can visit the open-air movie theatre in the Schlosspark, with regular events from Marburg's musical and theatre scene taking place on its open-air stage. Right across from our hotel, a lift will take you to the magical old town of Marburg. Many sights and attractions are waiting for you there.

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