Limburg am der Lahn is an impossibly picturesque array of fairy tale castles, half-timbered facades and gorgeous gables. A wander down the sinuous streets of the atmospheric old town will afford walkers an intriguing historical panorama; ancient monuments radiate an antique charm and rich museums speak eloquently of the town’s illustrious past. In Limburg, the modern and the medieval combine amongst refined restaurants, bustling bars and historic houses.
Limburg’s Cathedral stirs the imagination with its talismanic terracotta façade and sleek, skyward spires. The half-timbered turrets exude a sense of ancient majesty and the architectural splendour of this sacred structure has become the city’s sophisticated symbol. Enjoying a beautiful backdrop of green trees and the sparkling surface of the River Lahn, this landmark is one of Germany’s most picturesque sights.
Within the wondrous walls of the cathedral resides the Diocesan Museum, a compelling collection of religious relics and historic artefacts. Consecrated crosses, glittering jewellery and epic tapestries are just a selection of the sacred sights visitors can enjoy in this alternative cultural experience.
Hailed as one of Germany’s most outstanding accumulations of half-timbered houses, Limburg’s Old Town affords wanderers a stroll saturated with sights. The magnificent medieval houses all have distinctive and dazzling facades that possess intricate and imitable details including ornate balconies and ornamental stuccoes.
With its thriving culinary scene and rich gastronomic inheritance, the city of Limburg is an ideal place in which to enjoy some truly traditional treats. The impressive façade of the Nassauer Hof will immediately allure visitors to enter into its colourful and kitsch interior; traditional treats are served with creative flair and guarantee to satisfy appetites for authenticity. (Brückengasse 1, 65549 Limburg an der Lahn, Germany)