Walk in Weilburg, Germany
Weilburg is the third biggest city in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany, after Limburg an der Lahn and Bad Camberg.
The community lies in the Lahn valley between the Westerwald and the Taunus just upstream from where the Weil empties into the river Lahn and 80 km southeast of Koblenz. The Old Town, built on and around a rocky hill, is almost encircled by the Lahn.
The main attraction of Weilburg today is the castle situated high on the hill. The Hochschloss (“High Palace”), built between 1530 and 1572 where we start our tour.
The castle once made it possible to control the Lahn River as well as the “High Road” from Frankfurt to Cologne and the Via Publica from Flanders to Bohemia nearby.
Between 1664 and 1719, the castle town was renovated. Weilburg thus became one of the most completely preserved examples of a small German residence of absolutism from which we see a bit on this walking tour.