Sunny afternoon in Limburg

Limburg an der Lahn Travel Blog

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The cathedral of Limburg
The second half of our first day trip was dedicated to Limburg. We got a bit lost on the way from Butzbach to Limburg because we had decided to take the long route through the Taunus rather than the more direct one so that we could have a quick stop and take in the landscape from a few scenic viewpoints. It was indeed a very pleasant short drive, but unfortunately the viewpoint we had picked turned out to be quite disappointing and less spectacular than some of the views we had just simply driving along the road.

Limburg itself was very busy, with the local radio station havong some sort of event there. The modern centre of the town was full of people enjoying a fake beach that had been set up. There was a beachball competition and people were sitting in loungers, watching their kids build sand castles.
The cathedral of Limburg
We moved on to the old historic part though and had a late lunch in one of the side streets. Like Butzbach, the old houses were half-timbered and had some very beautiful carving. After lunch wemade our way to the cathedral, which overlooks the river and the old town. Inside we learned that today was actually the anniversry of the opening of the cathedral and that later in the evening there would be a procession moving from the town to the cathedral. That explained the presence of the radio people. I was very tempted to stay and witness this, especially since we had come here today by complete coincidence. However, in the end we decided not to stay because we had no idea when this would take place and we were expected back at my parents' house. Thinking back, though, I think I do regret not staying. But knowing that this event takes place on this day means that we can come back next year specifically and be part of it.

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The cathedral of Limburg
The cathedral of Limburg
The cathedral of Limburg
The cathedral of Limburg
The cathedral of Limburg
The cathedral of Limburg
The interior of the cathedral in L…
The interior of the cathedral in …
The cathedral of Limburg
The cathedral of Limburg
Half-timbered houses
Half-timbered houses
The old town
The old town
Half-timbered houses in the old to…
Half-timbered houses in the old t…
Detail of a half-timbered house
Detail of a half-timbered house
Half-timbered houses
Half-timbered houses
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Another detail of a half-timbered…
Half-timbered houses in the old to…
Half-timbered houses in the old t…
Half-timbered houses in the old to…
Half-timbered houses in the old t…
Vine growing on several houses in …
Vine growing on several houses in…
Limburg an der Lahn
photo by: matthew1981