Marburg Landgrave’s Palace

Marburg Landgrave’s Palace


Former residence of the Hessian Landgrave

Situated high above the old town, Marburg’s Landgrave’s Castle is one of the most popular sights of the venerable university town. The imposing building was erected in the course of the 13th century as the residence of the first Hessian landgrave, Heinrich I.. In the following century it also served as a prison and as the Hessian State Archives. Beneath the landgrave’s castle there are still remains of an old castle complex from the 9th and 10th centuries. Particularly worth seeing is the Prince’s Hall in Gothic style, which is still used today for various cultural events. The newest building, the Wilhelmsbau from the 15th or 16th century, now houses the University Museum of Cultural History.


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