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    Walking time 

    Marburg has 1,524 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 48 days. And, when you need to get home there are 210 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Marburg.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Marburg has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Marburg has more than 50,287 street lamps, which use 2.5 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.4 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.3% of Marburg’s total area, 123 square kilometers. That means each of Marburg’s 73,125 residents has an average of 5 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Marburg want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 210 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 1 km long.


    More than 129 sights and monuments, and far more than 504 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Marburg. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Marburg offers more than 27 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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