Wetzlar Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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Wetzlar Things to Do

  • Old Lahn bridge

    The old stony Lahn bridge is over 700 year old. It was built in the second half of the 13th century and was part of a medieval trade road from Frankfurt to Köln. There used to be gate towers on both sides of the bridge, unfortunately they were destroyed in the early 19th century. The bridge is open only to pedestrians and cyclist, cars are no...

  • Phantastische Bibliothek (Fantastic...

    The "Phantastische Bibliothek" is a library with the largest publicly available collection of phantasy literature. Calling it "phantasy literature" probably is the wrong translation, as they collect everything where one of the main storylines is not realistic. They have grouped it in Science Fiction, Fantasy (something not playing in our world),...

  • Eisenmarkt (Iron Market)

    The "Eisenmarkt" is the smallest place in Wetzlar. Again, you here find several nice half-timbered houses. The building at the stairs (No. 5) used to be a pharmacy, called "Löwen-Apotheke" (Lion Pharmacy). It was built around 1500 and today it's a pub and café. Another nice half-timbered house is the "Alte Münz" (Old Mint) from 1599 (No. 9). It's...

  • Schillerplatz (Schiller square)

    The "Schillerplatz" is a square in the southern part of the old town. There's a former Franciscan monastery and Gothic church, which was built around 1300 and unfortunately wasn't opened to visit. Today, only the choir is still being used as church, while the nave houses a music school. This separation between choir and nave was done after 1675 to...

  • Deutschordenshof (Court of the Teutonic...

    The administration building of the Teutonic Order was built in 1285 and also served as accommodation for knights that passed through Wetzlar. Later in 1530, a barn was built where grain and other things were stored. There also was a building for the administrator of that place, and in 1772 the famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a frequent...

  • Säuturm (Sow's tower)

    The Säuturm is the only remaining tower of the medieval town fortification. There used to be 5 gates and at least 9 towers, but unfortunately all the others were destroyed in the 19th and 20th century. The town facing part of the tower looks a bit weird as it's partly open, but that was done to save money.In the medieval times, the tower was called...

  • Kornmarkt (Grain market)

    The Kornmarkt is yet another lovely square, with several nice half-timbered houses on one side. At the other side of the place you'll find the former theatre & guesthouse "Zum Römischen Kaiser" ("To the Roman Emperor") which was built in 1767. When you take the passage of this house and continue straight you will reach the Sow's Tower (see my next...

  • The green belt around the old town

    The historic town is almost completely surrounded by several parks. They parks are named after the twin towns Avignon, Schladming, Colchester and Siena. Only the northern park got a different name, it's called "Rosengärtchen"(little rose garden). But I didn't see much roses there. This garden used to be a cemetery and you still will see several...

  • Fischmarkt and the oldest half-timbered...

    The Fischmarkt (Fish market) is a little square directly to the south of the Domplatz. You here find another building that once served as town hall (no. 13). It was built in the 14th century. Later it did house the Reichskammergericht (Imperial Chamber Court) and today it's a coffeehouse called "Café am Dom".From the Fischmarkt the street...

  • Domplatz (Cathedral square)

    The Domplatz is one of the many squares in the old town but it's the largest one. The square was used for the market and is also called "Buttermarkt" (butter market). The main sight at this square of course is the cathedral, but there are other nice buildings also. One is the "Hauptwache" (guard-house) which was built in 1861 in late classicism...

  • The cathedral

    The construction of the current cathedral started in 1230 but the plans were changed several times and it took pretty long, so it's no surprise that you'll here find a mixture of styles. When money got tight in the 15th century, they couldn't finish the building so that the north tower is missing and other parts are incomplete as well. It looks...

  • old town

    Historic town which is situated on the banks of lhan river .Explore old town and d'ont miss the cathedral and the musical fountain which is found in the entrance to old city by the bridge


Wetzlar Hotels

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Wetzlar Restaurants

  • Bistro

    very nice Bistro in the old part of Wetzlar, young and old like the food, al fresco when the weather permits pasta, pizza and very nice salads, Breakfast is good too

  • street cafe's

    what ever you want even fish and chips to be had, or german currywurst, ...curry sausage, hot Frankfurter or Wiener that one is my favorite......the Icecream parlor

  • Am Fischmarkt

    great old Building with excellent Restaurant facility. cosy furniture and lovely atmosphere from fresh fish to pasta and a fine salat buffet and don't forget the desert. german cheesecake


Wetzlar Transportation

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    in easy reach from Frankfurt

    by pepples46 Updated Oct 22, 2004

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    by Train ca.1hour from Frankfurt or also by car over the Autobahn, maybe Frankfurt - Cologne, turn off at the beautiful, old City of Limburg and travel on from there to Wetzlar

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Wetzlar Shopping

  • Leica Haus

    Leica Cameras for less.some are 'second's have a little scratch on the camera body.......but nothing wrong with the function or lenses.just an imperfection for the eyes and the people, can give a heavy price deduction on the cameramake sure of the opening hourstel. nr on the webpage below

  • LEICA Cameras

    a real, real hot tipthe other face of Wetzlar....poetic and commercial.....click on the next tip

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Wetzlar Off The Beaten Path

  • Braunfels

    just 3km from the Citycenter, this quaint little Town hugged around the Castle is well worth a visit. to reach by Bus from the Busstation at the Trainstation in Wetzlar, or by Car.walking around Braunfels, first mentioned in the 12century, is a relaxing encounter with people and Gastronomy. great little Cafe's and Bistro's. the Castle can be...

  • Limburg an der Lahn

    around 30km from Wetzlar by Train or.. Car over a very good Schnellstrasse.second to the Autobahn.Limburg has been first mentioned in the 9th century.from the 12th century Limburg made its name as commercial centrum as well as a religious one. the Cathedral has its fundaments layed around 1220 and over a century it came to a completion..but a...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Wetzlar General

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  • oldest Fachwerkhaus

    in Wetzlar..1355, completly renovated in 1986the City is very accesible on foot you'll have the share it with around 55 000 dwellers walking through the Altstadt, is an other pasttime I cherrished. many little Cafe's and Bistros invite for a coffee break and a bite to eat.

  • importand german History

    a Town of contrast!! mentioned first in the 10th century, Wetzlar had high status as Law & Order Town.Lawyers, Judges and Advocats made sure of a rich social life as well as building beautiful homes for themselves, some..from the 12-13th Century still standing.the Family of Charlotte Buff living here and Goethe, a friend of the Family wrote his The...

  • some days are grey

    and looking dirty....and it's not my fav. thing nor my fondest.but that's Wetzlar, around 4km from the old Center, the industrial Wetzlar presents itself as the breadbasquet for the City..where the goods are made, income generated and people make a living of.Buderus..Fibreglass and SteelLeica........still the best Cameras around, in my humble...


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