Advertise Now
  Home > Travel Germany > Germany Destinations > Laubach (Hesse)

Laubach (Hesse)

Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital.
Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities. Germany is one of the largest European economy and the third largest economy in the world in real terms, placed behind the United States and Japan, and fifth behind the United States, China, India and Japan counted by purchasing power parity.
Laubach is one of the popular destinations in Germany, and is well known for the quantity of cultural related attractions and monuments. It is a town located in the district of Giessen, in Hesse. Surrounding Laubach are the small towns of Grunberg, Schotten, Hungen and Lich. It has a population of approximately 10,000 inhabitants.
With its many historic and colorful half-timbered buildings, Laubach is an area of interest to tourists. It is also admired for the dense Laubach woods spread into the foothills of the Vogelsberg. The main point of attraction in the town is the castle belonging to the Count Solms-Laubach family. The castle dates back to the thirteenth century and expanded over the years. Another attraction, the Solms castle, has one of the largest private libraries in Europe, with over 120,000 titles. An original Gutenberg Bible, on display in the Johann Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, came from this private collection.
The other attractions in Laubach include the Evangelical Lutheran Church, formerly known as Saint Maria, has a baroque organ. The oldest part of the church was built in the 12th century. It was renovated in the eighteenth century. The Heimat Museum Fridericianum, is the local history museum, originally built near the town of Gonterskirchen in 1750 by Count August Solms-Laubach. The building was moved to its present location in 1832 and served as a school before it became a museum.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Laubach is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of historic monuments, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Germany.

Back to Germany Destinations