Founded in the 10th century, the town of Weilburg was handed over by the Bishop of Worms to the noble family of Nassau-Weilburg in the first half of the 13th century. During the residence period between the 14th and 19th centuries, Weilburg’s old town blossomed and many of the representative buildings that still exist today were built. Idyllically situated in a loop of the Lahn River, Weilburg’s old town inspires with its historical sights. In addition to the Landtor as the entrance to the old town from the heights of the Taunus, the Laufbrunnen with its recessed mirrors and the golden sphere are particularly noteworthy. The imposing Neptune Fountain on the market square in front of the castle church is also a popular photo motif.