Marburg Palace

The Landgrave Palace is enthroned high above the Marburg old town and is one of the most incisive buildings in Marburg city. The oldest of the parts visible from the outside of the building arose in the 13th century. The first Hessian Landgrave Heinrich I, grandson of the Holy Elizabeth, built his residence here. The Wilhelmsbau today accommodates the University Museum for Cultural History in five floors. In the basement of the west wing, palace visitors can also see rests of old fortifications from the 9th and 10th century.

Marburg Palace lost its function as one of the principal residences of the Landgraves of Hessen in 1604 with the decease of Landgrave Ludwig IV, who died childless. The Landgrave Palace consequently served many other purposes, including being a prison and the Hessian Public Record Office.

Opening times

Museum for art and cultural history in the Landgrave Palace

April - October: Di - So 10 am – 6 pm

November - March: 10 am – 4 pm

Guided tours

Walking through the Marburg Landgrave castle:

April to October every Sunday starting at 3 pm, meeting place: lower castle courtyard

Walk through the casemates:

April to October every Saturday starting at 3:15 pm, meeting place: lower castle court yard


Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte im Landgrafenschloss

Schloss 1
35037 Marburg
Phone: +49 6421 - 2822355
Fax: +49 6421 - 2822166

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