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Sightseeing in Limburg and der Lahn

The town of Limburg an der Lahn is a small, with only around 33.000 people living here, but it is a very pretty one. It is located between Frankfurt (63 km) and Cologne (110 km). The Lahn is the river which runs next to where this town is located and also gave it part of its name. The city became important due to its easy crossing point of the river Lahn.

There are not that many main sights in town but it has some, such as the Saint George's cathedral and the old Lahn bridge. The St. George's cathedral is build on a high point and is visible from many places as it even rises above the trees. A walk trough the old town is rewarding as it has an intact medieval city center and is largely pedestrian only. This turns this town into a attractive place to visit. Typical for Limburg and der Lahn are the houses with the timber framing. In between the frame there is plaster giving it its unique look. This type of construction has been applied widely in Germany and can still be found in many of its historical towns.

A nice feature in the old town is the Hattstein fountain which represents a guy holding a barrel and drinking it. According to legend he was a captain of the city guard and by drinking the 156 liter of wine he showed how strong he was. Limburg is a bit hilly but because its is a small center it is very walk-able  Limburg an der Lahn is located in a basin of the Rhenish Slate mountains. Because of its small size you can see this place in a couple of hours, but it is still worth a visit, especially if you combine it with something to eat and drink. 


Limburg an der Lahn travel photo gallery

 
The Limburg cathedral on the river Lahn.

The cathedral on the river Lahn.

 
Limburg an der Lahn cathedral seen from the old Lahn bridge.

The cathedral seen from the old Lahn bridge.

 
Tower on the old Lahn bridge.

Tower on the old Lahn bridge.

 


This Germany photo galleries includes: Aachen, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Goslar, Koblenz, Limburg, Mainz, Potsdam and Wiesbaden.


 
The road leading into the old town.

The road leading into the old town.

 
Medieval houses in the old town of Limburg van der Lahn.

Medieval houses in the old town.

 
The cathedral of Limburg an der Lahn in Germany.

The cathedral.

 
The spires of the Limburg cathedral.

The spires of the cathedral.

 
The towers of the Limburg cathedral.

The towers of the cathedral.

 
Front facade of the church.

Front facade of the church.


 
The gardens in front of an der Lahn cathedral.

The gardens in front of  the van der Lahn cathedral.


 
Narrow streets in the historical town of Limburg in Germany.

Narrow streets in the historical town.


 
Small square with historical houses.

Small square with historical houses.


 
Beergarden in the historical city center of Limburg.

Beergarden in the historical city center.

 
Small streets.

Small street.

 
Hattstein fountain (the soaker) in Limburg an der Lahn.

Hattstein fountain (the soaker).

 
The soaker fountain, Limburg and der Lahn.

The soaker fountain.

 



Medieval architecture in Limburg.

Medieval architecture.

 
Narrow streets in Limburg an der Lahn.

Narrow streets.

 
Narrow winding streets.

Narrow winding streets.

 



Houses made of wooden beams and plaster.

Houses made of wooden beams and plaster.

 
Detail of the wooden beam architecture.

Detail of the wooden beam architecture.

 
Old town of Limburg an der Lahn.

Old town.

 



Good example of the architecture in Limburg and der Lahn's old town.

Good example of the architecture in the old town.

 
Medieval church in the old town.

Medieval church in the old town.


 
The cathedral rising above the trees in Germany.

The cathedral rising above the trees.



Internet sites with travel information about Limburg an der Lahn



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