Best hospitals for treatment in Marburg
Find the hospital that best suits your needs
Marburg is a small but lively city in the heart of Germany. Halfway between the cities of Frankfurt and Kassel, Marburg is today a vibrant student city with a quaint medieval core and a history dating back over 800 years. Today Marburg has a population of around 80,000 and over 25,000 students.
Marburg impresses not only with the diversity of local people but also with its original architecture. "Venice is famous for its thousands of bridges, Marburg for its steps and alleys," said the city's locals. Accessible on foot or via free glass-fronted elevators, the pedestrianized upper town is a charming network of winding streets and steep staircases surrounded by picturesque half-timbered buildings. The market square, home to the magnificent 14th-century town hall, is the city's heart and a popular meeting place for students.
The University of Marburg is the oldest Protestant university in the world, founded in 1527. Among its alumni is Emil von Behring, the first-ever Nobel Prize in medicine. The brothers Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, who collected many fairy tales from all over the region, also studied here, making the town a popular stop on the German Fairy Tale Road. Marburg is the historical centre of the pharmaceutical industry in Germany. The city is home to the BioNTech biotechnology plant, which produces vaccines for the treatment of Covid 19. Marburg University Hospital is the largest provider of medical services for patients in Germany and Europe.
Marburg enjoys the benefits of its countryside, which is ideal for cycling tours, canoeing or catamaran trips. Visitors to the city will be greeted by idyllic views of the river, the romantic city centre, countless bars, cafes and restaurants, and the castle from the top of the hill overlooking the city centre.