Marburg Mainz Lane

Marburg Mainz Lane


Historic alley with north gate

You might think so, but a reference to the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate is not Mainzer Gasse in Marburg. The alley in the old town was demonstrably named after Eckard Mainz, a citizen who lived in the town in the 15th and 16th centuries. The family’s coat of arms can still be seen on a house directly on the market. The building at Mainzer Gasse 32/34, which was made up of three houses in the 17th century, is remarkable. Employees of the university and officials of the landgrave lived here before the house became a workhouse and poorhouse at the beginning of the 19th century. At the end of the alley are the remains of the town gate.


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