Residenz Hotel Giessen
Wiesecker Weg 12, Giessen, Hesse, 35396, Germany
More about Gießen
U.S. Army Depot.
I have heard that the US army base has closed over a year ago in Giessen and the soldiers moved out of Germany, can you tell me what happened to the US army facilities?
I used to live there I kinda like to what has happened to Giessen
Re: U.S. Army Depot.
the town very likely regrets the loss of buying power associated with the closure of a large military base. The properties go back to the German Federal government who usually gives it to the city at a greatly reduced price. The city of Gießen will then have to make an amendment to its relevant land and zoning plans in order to decide what to do with the newly gained real estates. I have heard it plans to create a new part of town with housing, shops and offices, but there are arguments with the businesses in the inner city fearing the loss of buyers. The current recession won't really help attracting investors.
Travel Tips for Gießen
University main building (Aula)
Another group of university buildungs is located in a neighborhood to the southeast of the city center.
This is the main building or Hauptgebäude at Ludwigstr. 23. It is often refered to as the Aula because the largest lecture and assembly hall is here.
The Lahn River
The Lahn River flows through Giessen, but not through the city center, so you won't see the river here unless you go looking for it.
About 35 kilometers upstream from here is the beautiful old university city of Marburg.
17 km. downstream comes Wetzlar, followed by Weilburg at 45 km,, Limburg at 81 km.,, Bad Ems at 123 km. and Lahnstein at about 140 km., with lots of scenic and interesting places in between.
The Lahn is a great river for canoeing on or cycling along. Even the train ride is beautiful.
At Lahnstein the Lahn empties into the Rhine. High above the river at this point is Lahneck Castle. I don't know how it is now, but years ago one of my sons and I had a highly informative tour there, conducted by a teenage girl who lived in the neighborhood and was a friend of the children who lived in the castle. For more information on Lahneck Castle (in German) you can click on the link below:
On the green stretch around the town where there used to be the castle ditches rich people built villas. This one was built in 1884/5 and when it came through the war undamaged the American took it and it served as a officer's mess.