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A popular destination is the Kaiser-Wilhelm-tower or tower called Spiegelslust Meinten Sie: Entspannung an der Lahn: Bootsverleih Am Trojedamm, c/o Kronenberg Relax on the Lahn: Boat Rental On Trojedam, c / o Kronenberg Lahn ship Elizabeth II, before the river stage at the Harbour Festival battery-driven bicycle
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Relaxation and Living it up

"Oh, where in the world is it as lovely as here in this Spring, floating high up in the air, so close to heaven that each one of the six windows to my room frames a glorious landscape under glass."
Clemens Brentano, Writer

Upstairs and downstairs - with that every visitor to Marburg has earned a bit of rest. After climbing the steps of the Old Town you can relax in the beautiful valley of the Lahn River. A sunny spring or autumn day draws the prettiest sights from the Lahn’s natural setting and lays them out for hiking and relaxing walks:
Tower "Spiegelslust" (neues Fenster)Kaiser-Wilhelm-Tower/Spiegelslustturm
From the Kaiser Wilhelm Tower, the highest point of the town, there is a wonderful view over the town and the countryside surrounding Marburg. In the cosy tower café there are often cultural events to which all are welcome; a visit is well worth while. If you want to marry you can have the ceremony in the tower!
From far away the light-show 'Siebensiebenzwölfnullsieben' (=771207!!) installed on the tower in the Elisabeth year 2007. The 7.7.1207 is celebrated as the birthday of the Holy Elisabeth.

Opening times:
April - October: 1pm - 7pm
November - March: 1pm - 6pm,
on Sundays and holidays 11am - 6pm.
Tel. +49 (0)6421 / 68 21 29

The Planet Teaching Path
The world's first planet teaching path also designed for the blind is about 4 miles long and has its start in Marburg-Cappel where on a scale of 1:1000,000,000 the sun is to be found. The path, which follows the river Lahn, has at intervals on the same scale, the various planets. It ends at the railway station.

Lahn Bike Path
This Path which includes parts well outside the Marburg region passes directly through the town and offers residents and visitors alike the posibility to investigate the town and surrounding regions on foot, with a bike or with inline skates. Bike rental in the multi-storey car park. A place to leave your bicycles will be found in the parking area opposite to the stack car park (Oberstadtparkhaus).
Pilgrimstein 17
Tel.: +49 (0)6421 / 205-151

The Lahn River, wonderful for its idyllic pedal boat trips and its water sports invites you to linger and explore.

Elisabeth II
In 2010 Marburg boatbuilders modified a fishing boat from Lübeck to make it suitable for sailing on the river Lahn. Now the "Elisabeth II" offers not only the people of Marburg, but also our guests and visitors pleasant sailing on the river Lahn. With a legth of 7 m and a width of 2,30 m the Elisabeth gives the opportunity to view the town from the river.
Public tours (April - September)
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 3 pm, 4 pm, and 5 pm without booking. From October please enquire (weather dependent).
Tickets can be bought from the 'captain' 15 minutes before sailing. Embarking and disembarking at the boat hire and riverside Café; unsuitable weather conditions can cause changes!
Do you want a boat trip just for yourself? No problem! We can help you:
Tel.: +49 (0) 6421/99120

Boat Rental
Am Trojedamm
In good weather boats can be borrowed. It is directly on the river Lahn near to the Weidenhausen Bridge. There is also an open air café. Battery-driven bicycle rental.
Am Trojedamm 1
April - October: 9am - 9pm. Café open in good weather until 11pm.
Tel.: +49 (0)6421 / 80 48 467 and +49 (0)173 / 90 22 798

You can leave worries behind and completely relax in the Old and the New Botanical Gardens.
Century-old trees in the Old Botanical Gardens on Pilgrimstein and over 12,500 plants from all over the world in the New Botanical Gardens up on the Lahn Mountains, lure you into a realm of sweet daydreams.

The Old Botanical Garden
In the middle of the town on the street called 'Pilgrimstein' the charming Old Botanical Garden is to be found. Especially in summer it is used by many residents as a place to enjoy the sun or just to find peace and quiet.

The New Botanical Garden
Situated on the Lahn hills, to the east of the town, it has interesting garden architecture and glasshouses with plants from all regions of the world. There is also a café. You can reach the garden either by car or with the bus No. 7.
April - October: open daily 9am - 6pm
November - March: open daily 9am - 4pm (the glasshouses are only open on Sundays and public holidays, 10am - 4pm).
Guided tours can be arranged.
Tel.: +49 (0)6421 / 282-1508

Garden of Remembrance
The garden of remembrance, formally opened in early 2013, is intended to commemorate the former Synagogue in Marburg. The Synagogue (built 1895 - 1897) was designed by architect Wilhelm Spahr and was destroyed after a fire was raised there during the Reichspogromnacht
(pogrom night) on 9th January 1938.
On the edge of the site is a metal model of the building which should be felt as well as seen and in a pedestal is set a glass plate through which some remains of the Synagogue can be seen.

Now with your refreshed vigour you should set out to really enjoy how Marburg lives it up - in one of the numerous cinemas or afterwards in one of the many street cafés, bistros and restaurants where you can expect a culinary delight. Whether you seek the elegant setting, or the relaxed traditional or the student hangout - Marburg has it all within close range.

Marburg - with good reason you can say: this city brims over with enjoyment of life.

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