A young lady doing a singing performance at an Juli festival in Marburg
Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). The town area spreads along the valley of the river Lahn and has a population of approximately 72,000.
Having been awarded town privileges in 1222, Marburg served as capital of the landgraviate of Hesse-Marburg during periods of the 15th to 17th centuries. TheUniversity of Marburg was founded in 1527 and dominates the public life in the town to this day.