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Experience Hessen's only Hanseatic city with its medieval old town and modern pedestrian zone. Department stores and specialist shops invite you to take a stroll, cafés and traditional pubs spoil you with delicious delicacies. And our guides will take you on a tour of the town's 1000-year history.

Visit Germany's largest gold deposit with a visitor mine and gold trail or Europe's oldest fossiliferous fissure with remains of dinosaurs and mammals. And discover our earth (hi)story in the National GeoPark GrenzWelten. Enjoy the landscape and nature in the Diemelsee Nature Park and the nearby Kellerwald-Edersee National Park (UNESCO World Natural Heritage). Forests, mountains and lakes invite you to go hiking, cycling and water sports. In winter, the neighbouring Sauerland attracts visitors with its numerous ski slopes and cross-country ski trails.

As you can see, a visit is worthwhile at any time of year. Your hosts in Korbach are already waiting for you. Choose between traditional half-timbered houses and modern city quarters, between hotels and inns, holiday flats and the youth hostel - Korbach is the right place for you!


Museum Korbach


1,000 years of town history, exhibits from Germany's most important gold deposit and a grandiose view through windows of prehistoric times - this is how the museum brings living history to life. A tour of the museum also takes you back to the time when Korbach belonged to the Hanseatic League. The museum is partly housed in a stone chamber from Hanseatic times.

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Kilian Church

St. Kilian Church

Parish church of the historic old town of Korbach. Gothic three-nave hall church of the Westphalian type with an almost square ground plan. The building was modelled on the Wiesenkirche in Soest. This closes a circle, because Korbach received the town charter of Soest in 1188. Soest was the Leadership city of many Westphalian Hanseatic towns, including Korbach.

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Nikolai Church

St. Nicolai Church

Parish church of the historic new town of Korbach. Gothic hall church - built 1359-1450 in the style of Hessian hall churches. Inside: Altar of the Virgin Mary by the Korbach Franciscan painter from 1518 and Baroque funerary epitaph for Prince Georg Friedrich von Waldeck. A capstone in the vaulted ceiling commemorates the important Cologne Hanseatic merchant and native of Korbach, Johann Rinck.

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Fortification Korbach

Town fortifications

The historic old and new towns of Korbach are still surrounded by a well-preserved double ring of town walls with towers and gates. Idyllic half-timbered streets and several stone chambers used as warehouses in the Middle Ages are reminiscent of the Hanseatic era. The interactive circular walk "Between the Walls" tells the (hi)story of Korbach's past.

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Gold mine visitors

Eisenberg Visitor Mine

The Eisenberg is Germany's richest gold deposit. As early as the Hanseatic era, gold miners searched here for the coveted precious metal. Evidence of their work can still be found today - above ground on the "Eisenberg Gold Trail" and underground in the visitor mine. Other destinations are the castle ruins and the Georg-Viktor-lookout tower on the summit of the Eisenberg.

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