Fritzlar Old Town

Fritzlar Old Town


City of many towers

The missionary and later Archbishop Boniface laid the foundation stone for the Fritzlaer Old Town in northern Hesse as early as 723 with the construction of a small chapel. The wood for it came from an old oak tree that he felled for this purpose. Today, Fritzlaer Dom, one of the town’s landmarks, rises on this spot. From the Büraberg you can see the impressive silhouette of the beautiful old town: the Fritzlaer town hall, the magnificent cathedral and the picturesque half-timbered houses on the market square. From here you can see Fritzlar’s numerous towers, which earned the town the name “Urbs turrita – tower-rich town” during its heyday in the Middle Ages.


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