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Wetzlar One of the most historic cities in Germany, Wetzlar is situated on the banks of the Lahn River. Rising above the narrow streets and steep walkways of the old city is the majestic cathedral of Wetzlar. Thanks to the abundance of iron ore in the region, Wetzlar has become a center for the precision mechanical industry. The first commercial precision miniature camera, the Leica I, was introduced in 1924 by the Ernst Leitz optical firm in Wetzlar. Although all the iron ore mines in the area have long since been closed, you can still visit the Fortuna Mine in Solms-Oberbiel, near Wetzlar, which serves as a museum on that bygone industry. (www.wetzlar.de)



Fulda has wisely and carefully restored its historic center, making it an attraction for both local residents and international visitors. The Renaissance town castle, which dates back to 1706, houses the famous collection of Fulda porcelain. Nearby, the Orangery provides an elegant backdrop for the stately residence gardens. Take a close look at the Floravase in front of the Orangery, which was carved from a single stone and is considered to be one of the most beautiful baroque sculptures in Germany. Despite the economic hardship suffered by being located close to the former border to eastern Germany, Fulda has developed into a modern and attractive regional center. Thanks to a high-speed rail connection, Fulda is now just about one hour away from Frankfurt. Indeed, Fulda is increasingly becoming a popular location for congresses and conventions. (www.fulda.de)



Marburg Marburg is Hessen's youngest city - every fifth resident is a student at the local university. Philipps-Universität Marburg was the first Protestant university in Germany and was founded in 1527 by Philip the Magnanimous of Hessen. It rapidly became famous and attracted students from many countries. Marburg wisely began restoring its old city in the 1970s and has become a model for conversation. Wander through the carefully-restored old city, with its narrow alleyways and winding streets. The castle is also worth a visit, in particular the Rittersaal (Knights' Hall). Thanks to its student population, Marburg values culture very highly. In the summer months, concerts are frequently staged in an open-air theater on the castle grounds. (www.marburg.de)



Kassel, the largest city in north Hessen, is simply a nice place to live and work. The arts are not only flourishing in Kassel, but they are also appreciated and enjoyed by both the locals and visitors from all over the world. Indeed, every five years Kassel is home to Documenta - an international modern art exhibition that attracts artists, collectors and intelligentsia from all over the world. Not to be missed is the Wilhelmshöhe, a palace just west of the city that houses the State Art Collections. Nearby, you'll find the celebrated water cascades topped by a statue of Hercules that has been the symbol of Kassel for more than 250 years. Kassel is a city of short distances. From its modern central train station with a high-speed rail connection, Frankfurt and the major cities in the Ruhr Valley can be quickly and easily reached with hourly trains. (www.kassel.de)

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