Annual Conference 2015 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology

VAAM-Jahrestagung 2015 | 01.–04.03.2015 – Marburg (DE)

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Welcome to Marburg

Marburg Castle (© Georg Kronenberg)
Marburg Panorama (© Georg Kronenberg)

The university town with an 800 year history, with small crooked streets and lanes in the old town between the river Lahn and the castle on the hill. University fair set in an impressive surrounding countryside!

Fascinating narrow lanes, crooked steps, superbly restored half-timbered houses and venerable old churches. The old town of Marburg invites you to wander and to spend a little time to appreciate its own special charm. Everywhere you are confronted with clues and evidences which document the lives of the great who lived here. Such figures as the Brothers Grimm, Martin Luther and the Nobel prize winner Emil von Behring all left their mark. 

On the central market-place is the late gothic town hall from the early 16th century which is today just as it always was, the centre of a pulsating civic life. For over 400 years one could see and hear every full hour the same amusing spectacle. From the renaissance gable on the roof of the town hall an old cockerel flaps his (somewhat lame!) wings to the accompaniment of harsh, tinny trumpet blasts. 

The churches of the old town are places of quiet and stillness in the middle of busy urban surroundings.

History, culture, science and the unique ambience make together the special attractiveness of Marburg. ”Marburg at a glance“ gives you just a first impression. Further information can be obtained from www.marburg.de. From this Internet page you can down load a Marburg Audioguide with sights to see and a useful map or get yourself in the mood with a virtual tour of Marburg.

© Marburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH ; Textpassagen entnommen von: Marburg at a glance und www.marburg.de