Limburg an der Lahn is certainly known to most people as the bishop’s seat with the venerable Limburg Cathedral. But much earlier, in the Neolithic Age, a settlement was established here and in the Middle Ages the long-distance trade route Via Publica ran through Limburg. The historic buildings that characterize the old town also date from this period: medieval half-timbered houses and Limburg Castle. One of the most striking sights is certainly the Limburg Cathedral, but the Werner-Senger-Haus is also worth a visit. This is where the legendary Schinderhannes is said to have been held prisoner in 1802 before being taken to Frankfurt for trial. Today there is a restaurant here.