Limburg an der Lahn Travel Guide

  • Limburg Cathedral
    Limburg Cathedral
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    Limburg Castle
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Limburg an der Lahn Things to Do

  • The bishop's residence

    Since a while Limburg has a new attraction: the "Diözesane Zentrum St Nikolaus" – or mostly rather called bishop's residence. It was built by the former bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and finished 2013. Two old houses were completely renovated, one (the "Alte Vikarie") to include meeting and working rooms for the bishop, the other one to be...

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  • Waterwheels

    At the east end of the river promenade there is a pretty little park overlooking the weir on the Lahn. There are two waterwheels, one barely functional, the other gushing with water power. There is also a pavilion that nicely frames the river and Altebrucke, and a possibly even one or two hissing geese. The whole park sits dramatically under the...

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  • Limburg Castle

    Subdued by its near neighbour the cathedral, Limburg's castle is easy to miss, but it's here where the modern town started. Built to protect the profitable trade crossing the river Lahn below, the castle is pretty much as it was laid out nearly a thousand years ago, with the first buildings appearing centuries even before that around 800AD. The...

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  • St. George's Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Limburg, daubed in a brash ochre and beige, is not the most attractive church in the world, nor is it all that large for a cathedral. It's barely 37 meters tall, a midget compared to Cologne's, but it is impressive. Just the sheer size of it relative to the tiny town, and its commanding position upon the Limburger Rock, make it...

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  • Alte Lahnbrücke

    The key to Limburg's wealth, even existence, and a link between Frankfurt and Cologne since Roman times, the Alte Lahnbrücke is a solid stone piece of German history. It once formed part of Via Publica, then a large wooden bridge was built between the two shores in the 12th century, finally to be rebuilt once more in stone after flooding the others...

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  • River Promenade

    The river Lahn rolls peacefully under the rock of Limburg. The wide shadow cast by the town is broken by broad beams of sunlight that dance across its lightly rippled surface. The waters of the Lahn are so untroubled that it can act like a mirror, effectively doubling the beauty of the town's sights.A short promenade along the river starts...

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  • Altstadt

    The tall, half-timbered town houses of Limburg have a distinct lean and are quintessential Germany. The town was spared the bombs of World War 2, due to lack of industry and isolation from major cities, so the cluster of homes and shops around the hilltop cathedral are really quite special.

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  • Hattstein Fountain

    In the centre of Limburg stands the statue of a man drinking wine from a barrel which pours from above his head. The man stands on a dog, has a dwarf in his pocket. To his right is a woman atop a tree, above an own, with a snail at her foot. On his left there is a skeleton with a sword. It all makes sense in a weird kind of way, and relates to a...

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  • Square in front of the station

    If you come by train, you probably won't miss this place (except you turn left immediately after leaving the station building!). There are some names written on the sides of the fountain - these are the villages that also belong to Limburg. From this place, you can start your walk through the "new" city to the "old" city - it's not far, and you...

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  • Limburg Cathedral

    The cathedral is enthroned on a rock high above the town and the river Lahn and thus can be seen for miles around. It’s an impressive late Romanesque structure with 7 steeples. With a height of 66 metres the crossing’s steeple overtops the remaining 6. But the cathedral’s paintings (both inside and at the façade) constitute the structure’s...

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  • Limburg Old Town

    Limburg does have one of the most fascinating accumulation of half-timbered houses I’ve ever seen. The complete old town today is under preservation order. I’ve very much enjoyed just aimlessly walking through the cobblestone streets and alleys and inspecting the facades of these beautiful medieval houses. Some of these are decorated with colourful...

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  • Alte Lahnbrücke (Old Lahn Bridge)

    Already at the early Middle Ages Limburg used to be an important junction of goods traffic. Ancient merchant roads like the Via Publica (leading from Brussels to Prague) and military roads like the Via Regia (leading from Köln to Frankfurt) both crossed the river Lahn at Limburg. People and goods had to be ferried across the river until in 12th...

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  • Hattstein fountain "Der Säufer" (the...

    It still remember the discussions and complains about this Hattstein fountain on the Plötze place. Before, there was the Holy George with the dragon (which is now found on the Neumarkt), and in 1985 he was replaced by a modern fountain showing a soaker with a beer barrel. What a difference!The fountain is showing Friedrich von Hattstein, who...

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  • Pedalos and BBQ Donuts

    I guess you know a pedalo/ paddleboat. But have you ever heard of the "BBQ Donut"? It's a round boat for up to 10 persons with a built-in grill and was invented by someone from Limburg. Currently you'll only see them in Limburg, but they plan to offer them at other locations, too. I haven't yet seen them when driving and couldn't do a good photo,...

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  • Take a boat trip with the "Wappen von...

    There's a boat called "Wappen von Limburg" (something like "emblem of Limburg") which goes both upstream (to Dehrn) and downstream (to Balduinstein). I'd more recommend the trip downstream, as then you'll pass the lock in Limburg which may be interesting!They offer different tours at different days, you'll find the information on their webpage....

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  • Staurothek (Diocesan Museum)

    The Staurothek is also called "Cathedral Treasure and Diocesan Museum". Staurothek, that's one of the "treasures" of the musuem, a Byzantine cross reliquary. It's found downstairs, where is the Cathedral Treasure. Beside, you'll see there several old and pompous church utensils and also the crosses and rings of the bishops of Limburg. In both...

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  • Limburg

    In the Lahn Valley this is a very quaint and charming town; small cobbled streets & timbered houses. Some lovely restaurants & cafes. Limburg is beautiful with a laid back atmosphere.It makes for a good day trip or a lovely place to stop on a road trip for food and or sleep. A good place to wander carelessly but I am not sure what one would do here...

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  • Look the facades

    Look the facades of the medieval houses while you wander around Limburg. They are really coloured and decorated.

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  • Visiting Shops

    Limburg is plenty of little shops. When we visited the city all of them were closed, but we could see the shopwindows exhibiting nice pictures and art objects.

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  • The cathedral

    The cathedral was build in the 13th century and is situated on a little rock. There had been a time where it looked grey (and boring), but since the renovation in the 1970s, it has its bright colors back. Now it looks again like in the middle age and offers a nice sight!The cathedral is named after St Georg, the dragon slayer. There's also a...

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  • Saint Lubentius church

    This church is situated on a rock above the river Lahn. It is found in the village of Dietkirchen, which belongs to Limburg, only some kilometers upstream of the Lahn. There's a nice walking way from Limburg along the river to Dietkirchen, which I recommend!The church is named after Saint Lubentius, who probably lived in the 4th century and whose...

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Limburg an der Lahn Hotels

  • Hotel Nassauer-Hof

    Bruckengasse 1, Limburg, Hesse, 65549, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Montana Limburg

    Am Schlag 19, Limburg, Hesse, 65549, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Romantik Hotel Zimmermann

    Blumenroder Str 1, Limburg An Der Lahn, Limburg, Hesse, D65549, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Limburg an der Lahn Restaurants

  • Old Town Pizza

    Beautiful location, friendly service, average food. This restaurant is very popular, and if you wander around the old town long enough looking for a place you'll understand why - there's not many better located restaurants. It's right in the old town, on a narrow cobbled street, surrounded by some of the finest half-timbered buildings in Germany,...

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  • Cosy old town restaurant

    „Burgkeller“ is a nice restaurant in a beautiful half-timbered house (built around 1600) at the heart of the old town of Limburg. The name is a bit misleading, though: „Burgkeller“ means „castle cellar“ and the restaurant is neither located at a castle nor at a cellar. The interior furnishings and decorations create a cosy antique atmosphere. There...

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  • Dining like a knight?

    This restaurant is in one of the half-timbered houses in the old town of Limburg. Although its name 'Burgkeller' means 'castle cellar', it's neither a castle, nor a cellar. However it's decorated medieval-like, with armors, swords, and flambeaus. It's a nice atmosphere there!You get the 'normal' German food there, like schnitzel or steak. But on...

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  • Spanish "Tapas" in a german town

    Dali Loco is a very little restaurant that invites you to stay, talking and drinking some wine while you eat their "tapas". We enter on that restaurant because we feel curiosity to see a "tapas bar" there. I have to say that it was a good experience, because the food was excellent. But I have to say too that the dishes weren't all cooked at the...

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  • Nice restaurant in the old town

    Schwarzer Adler, which means black eagle, is a good restaurant with delicious food in the old center of Limburg. It's situated in one of these many half-timbered houses and inside is lots of dark wood. If you prefer it more bright, you can sit outside in the summer and enjoy the view on the other half-timbered houses and watch the people passing...

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  • Dining in an old mill

    The Obermühle, which means "Upper mill", is a nice restaurant at the river Lahn. The mill in front of it is quite old (earliest information about it are from 1237) and the mill wheel is still moving. Not always, but often! There's a beer garden outside, but it can be a bit noisy because of the moving mill wheel. So if this is disturbing you, you'll...

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Limburg an der Lahn Transportation

  • Train

    Limburg has two train stations, the main central station for regional trains and the eastern station for ICE trains. The eastern station is unusual in that it serves ONLY high speed trains and nothing else, and even then only a few of the trains that pass along this line stop at this small town. By ICE train it's about 30 minutes from Frankfurt, 45...

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  • How to reach Limburg by car

    If you want to come by car, you can take the highway A3 Köln/Cologne - Frankfurt. Limburg even has two exits on this highway - Limburg Nord (north) and Limburg Süd (south). If you drive from one exit to the other, you pass the bridge over the river Lahn from where you have a nice view on the cathedral. If you want to go to the center, the north...

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  • How to reach Limburg by train

    You can easily reach Limburg by train. There are connections from Frankfurt, Köln (Cologne), Koblenz and Gießen. The railway from Koblenz to Gießen via Limburg is along the river Lahn, really nice!From Frankfurt, you can take the ICE (intercity express). It's about 20 minutes then (from Frankfurt airport). Unfortunately they run only every 2 hours....

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Limburg an der Lahn Off The Beaten Path

  • House of the seven vices

    The so-called "house of the 7 vices" was build 1567 and is known for the wooden heads on it. They represent the seven vices: arrogance, stinginess, envy, unchastity, crapulence, rage and idleness (from right to left). It's not so easy to recognize what means what...The house is found near the old bridge. When you come from the old bridge and enter...

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  • Mill-wheels at the Lahn river

    At the path that leads along the Lahn river, you'll find two mill wheels: one at the restaurant "Obermuehle" and another smaller one closeby.This winter, they looked great, with the frozen water on it, I've never seen them like that before!It's at the left side of river Lahn, at the path below the cathedral.

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  • Repaired timbered house

    This house in the steet Fahrgasse is quite interesting as it shows how you can repair a timbered house. Often enough the wooden beams of the old houses cause problems. Here, the bad wood has been replaced by steel beams. It's an interesting way of reconstructing. Of course a timbered house with real wood beams looks much better, but the optic of...

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Limburg an der Lahn Favorites

  • Old Buildings

    In the top of some houses doors there are inscriptions such as the photo. This inscriptions show as what a big time these houses have stand up to time.

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  • Strange Sculptures

    You can find strange sculptures in the facade of some houses. These ones seems a kind of gargoyles, isn't it?

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  • Crooked Houses

    Some medieval houses of Limburg are a bit crooked. This architectonic detail confers more magic to the streets.

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