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Old May 1st, 2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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German smallsized midage gems: Limburg an der Lahn

I made a small and quick walkthrough Limburg because I had to wait 1,5 hours for my next train. Limburg is located in Western Hesse near the Rhineland-Palatinan border. The city has a population of 18000 (33000 including suburbs within the city borders; total of 76000 in the whole "agglomeration"). I'll show you some pics of the old inner city.

Castle Limburg Pano


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24 Limburg Train Station. Ugly as hell.


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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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very beautiful pics, I find small towns of Germany are sometimes more fascinating and representative than bigger ones. well this town's name is Limburg an der Lahn, or Limburg (which is just close by Lahn)? and where is Lahn, I googled nothing about it~
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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Limburg an der Lahn is the official name of the town (like Frankfurt am Main). Lahn is the name of the river which flows through the city. The oldtown is located on a rock next to the river, that's why I have no pictures of the river
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Old May 1st, 2009, 06:55 PM   #4
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Ah yeah! thanks for your explanation, hope for more pics from your tirp.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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Beautiful photos, Patrick.
Up till now I had only seen shots of the cathedral taken from the Lahn. It seems to be a well preserved little town.
Too bad about that steel and glass structure.
Merian sketched Limburg-an-der-Lahn in 1656. I'm willing to bet that quite a few buildings in your photos date from that time:
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:05 PM   #6
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Beautiful, I like Germany's towns and villages more than the cities. Thanks for sharing.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:53 PM   #7
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Limburg is really a nice old town. Here are a couple of photos that I have taken....



















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Old June 2nd, 2009, 04:16 PM   #8
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Very quaint and cute!
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 05:41 PM   #9
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Beautiful, I like Germany's towns and villages more than the cities. Thanks for sharing.
The cities in Germany used to look like these towns...but I think we all know what happened.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 07:11 PM   #10
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This place is really very beautiful thanks for those photos
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:41 PM   #11
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The cities in Germany used to look like these towns...but I think we all know what happened.
Yes, but this is only one half of it. The other half was destroyed by incompetent government people in the 50s and 60s.
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True!
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 06:50 AM   #13
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very beautiful pics, I find small towns of Germany are sometimes more fascinating and representative than bigger ones. well this town's name is Limburg an der Lahn, or Limburg (which is just close by Lahn)? and where is Lahn, I googled nothing about it~
As Patrick said, it relates to the river it is on, often because there is another city in the country with the same name but on a different river. You may also see this in English with place names like Kingston upon Thames or Stratford-upon-Avon.

Lovely pictures here :O)
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 07:08 AM   #14
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this town was already on the list of places to visit when i'm in germany this summer, and the photos have only increased my excitement.

awesome pics
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Those old narrow streets look fascinating. Most attractive.
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I commented this in the German forum already, but vey: Fantastic tour Patrick


This is how Frankfurt looked like before WW2
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I dont think i had heard of this town before, but I love it.... one of the best german towns I have seen photos of. I alsways love the german multi storied half timber buildings.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #18
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thx for the comments and thx @ jonnor for your additions

@erbse: I could cry when I read that Frankfurt used to be the city with the most half-timered houses in Germany in its old town
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thx for the comments and thx @ jonnor for your additions

@erbse: I could cry when I read that Frankfurt used to be the city with the most half-timered houses in Germany in its old town
*hrem*

i want to bring your attention to the threads i started, because i think you will like them (if you haven't yet)

Germany before WW2 - Dozens of links with propaply hundreds photos
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...162&highlight=

German towns of today untouched or less desroyed
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...430&highlight=

Videos Citylife - Berlin from the 1920's to 1940, including one colorvid
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...232&highlight=

Cathedrals United Kingdom and Germany (Wikipedia)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=886822
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and where is Lahn
Actually, there used to be a city called Lahn too in the same state, named after the river - it was created in 1973 from the towns of Gießen and Wetzlar and some surrounding villages, and after severe protests against "Lahn", the city was dissolved again in 1975 and split into four towns. About 50 km east of Limburg an der Lahn, the river flows from "Lahn" to Limburg and from there on to the Rhine ;-)
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