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The district and Hanseatic town of Korbach is the economic and administrative centre of the Waldeck-Frankenberg region. Korbach is the only Hanseatic town in today's federal state of Hesse and one of the southernmost inland Hanseatic towns in Germany.

The medieval town was located at the intersection of two important trade routes. Korbach merchants therefore organized themselves into the Hanseatic League - with traces reaching as far as Flanders and the Baltic. Numerous testimonies to the Hanseatic past can still be discovered today: The town hall, built in 1377, with Roland statue, two Gothic churches, the town fortifications with a double ring of town walls and several stone chambers used as warehouses bear witness to power and wealth.

You can immerse yourself in the past on the Korbach “Gold Trail” and the interactive circular trail "Between the Walls". The Wolfgang-Bonhage-MUSEUM KORBACH is partly housed in one of the stone chambers from Hanseatic times. In the middle of the medieval old town lies the modern pedestrian zone. Department stores and specialist shops invite you to stroll around, cafés and quaint pubs spoil you with delicious delicacies.

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Facts & Figures

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Year 980

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51.27436 latitude and 8.872064 longitude

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What is the city known for?

Germany's largest historic gold deposit


  • Old Town Culture Festival (1st weekend in July)
  • Hanse-Festival (1st weekend in September)
  • Medieval Market (2nd weekend in October)