Rising above Herborn is a seminarium and the Stadkirche (church). The towers are interesting. They were used as prisons. Bad students of the "Hohe Schule" were put in the Karzerturm, heavy criminals were put in the Hexenturm and those citizens that broke the law were put in the Bürgerturm.more
We were expected in Herborn for brunch in the Marktcafé on the central market square. To our surprise this turned out to be a very nice little town and we took a bit of time to stroll around on a quiet, early Sunday morning.Here's the Leonard Tower as part of the old fortifications.more
This is what one would call a tearoom or lunchroom. There are lovely cakes and teaspecialities from Ostfriesland.
Favorite Dish: Tea is served in a pot with rock sugar and milk and a tiny cup. I guess the amount would fit in a large mug and it cost aroun € 3,50 to € 4,00.
I had breakfast here with some 50 people all spread over the 3 levels, connected by quite steep stairs.
I don't see unicorns on gablestones very often. And now that I look at it again.... seems a sort of crab is holding on to it?!
Original Message from jen2409@VirtualTourist.com
Received 2003-07-22 13:50:56.0
Hi, I really liked what you wrote about Herborn. I'm German-American and have been living here in Herborn for 10 years now. Herborn is such a beautiful town and I'm glad that other people appreciate that as well.
The bears that you saw all over town were left overs from the 750th town anniversary 2 years ago. The whole year there were parties and celebrations and to celebrate the towns "mascot" which is the bear of course, the "Werbering" ( alot of shopowners teamed up to kinda save their small shops from being closed down due to the big stores that are starting to open all around Herborn) decided to make replicas of the bear, and as you said they where sponsored by their own shops. I'm glad you enjoyed Herborn and the next time you come to Herborn, dont go to the Marktcafe, it's nice, but there are alot of cafe's alot nicer downtown. Try the Zygzag or the Hohe Schule. and in the evenings, go to
Leo`s Keller! Nice ambiente and sometimes live music. gruß aus Herborn,