Its idyllic location on the castle hill down to the Lahn River is what makes Marburg’s historic old town so special. Here, since the Middle Ages, numerous houses have been located in narrow alleys in a very confined space. Even today, more than 700 of the historic buildings, which were erected between the 14th and 19th centuries, have been preserved. In Marburg’s old town, a lot of money has been invested in the restoration of these houses in recent decades, so that the picturesque old town appearance with lots of half-timbering is still preserved today. The stone houses, which were rather atypical at the time, were often given special names because of their rarity, such as Hochzeithaus or Steinernes Haus.