Marburg Castle

Castle and Museum in Marburg

Marburg Schloss
CC BY-SA 4.0 / Heinrich Stürzl

Landgrafenschloss or Marburg Castle is a medieval castle located in the city of Marburg, Germany. It was originally built in the 11th century and served as the residence of the Landgraves of Hesse until the 16th century.

The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the city of Marburg, and is known for its distinctive octagonal tower, which was added in the 13th century. It was also the site of the Marburg Colloquy in 1529, an important meeting between Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli which aimed to unite the Protestant factions.

Today, Marburg Castle is a popular tourist attraction and is open to visitors. The castle features several exhibitions, including displays of historic weapons and armour, as well as rooms showcasing the castle’s history and architecture. Visitors can also explore the castle’s gardens and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

From April to October, tours of the castle leave from the courtyard on Saturday at 3.15pm and Sunday at 3pm (€4 plus entrance fee).

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Visiting Marburg Castle


Museum 10am-6pm Apr-Oct, to 4pm Nov-Mar


museum adult/concession €5/3

Address: Landgrafen Palace, Schloß, Marburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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