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

Korbach (Hesse)

Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe with Berlin as its capital city. The German language was once the lingua franca of central, eastern and northern Europe. It is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, Group of 8, and the G4, Group of 4, nations, and is a founding member of the European Union. It is the European Union's most populous and most economically powerful member state. Germany is one of the largest European economies and the third largest economy in the world in real terms.
Korbach, an over one thousand-year-old former Hanseatic town, is the district seat of Waldeck-Frankenberg in northern Hesse, Germany. Korbach lies at the northeast edge of the Rhenish Slate Mountains. During the 12th century owing to Korbach's location at the crossroads of the Cologne-Leipzig and Frankfurt-Bremen commercial roads, handicrafts and trade quickly developed and Korbach blossomed. The Old Town was soon no longer big enough so the merchants settled in two new towns, the Upper and Lower New Town, outside the town limits, these towns did eventually merge into one. In the 14th century, Saint Kilian's Church or Kilianskirche was built in the Old Town and St. Nicholas's Church or Nikolaikirche in the New Town. A new railway to Kassel opened in 1893. The industrialist Louis Peter established a rubber and tire factory in Korbach in early 19th century.
Some of its other notable attractions are the 16th century Old State School or Alte Landesschule, a mediaeval pillory, a well preserved town wall and a lovingly restored Old Town , several mediaeval stone buildings or warehouses, The bronze Night Watchman or Nachtwachter, The Gold Trail or Goldspur, the 12th century Nieder-Ense Church, with 18th century Baroque altar, the Visitors' Mine, the Georg-Viktor-Turm or tower, at 24 meters high, it affords a panoramic view into the Upland as far as the Ederbergland and of Eisenberg castle ruins.
Some of its festivals include the Kiliansmarkt, the Viehmarkt or cattle market, the Altstadt-Kulturfest or Old Town Cultural Festival, the Mittelalterlicher Markt or Mediaeval Market and the Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market.
Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

Back to Germany Destinations