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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

"Where in Giessen can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 07/01/2014)

Hello llag, bakeries, there are also pouring in almost at every corner, plus there would of course be good to know WHERE the guest lives there? The bakery Müller, new fro 9, 35390 Giessen, sold well, for example, also on Sunday morning. We were even some time not there, but just call times the following, which have invaded us: ROOF CAFE - cakes are available all day there ... priced well settled slightly higher. Ludwig Platz 11, 35390 Giessen, Tel: 0641 686 91 000 www.dachcafe.com Monday to Thursday 9:00 clock - 1:00 Breakfast 9:00 clock clock bis 12:00 clock, kitchen from 12:00 to 23.: 00 clock Friday and Saturday 9:00 clock - 4:00 Breakfast 9:00 clock clock bis 12:00 clock, kitchen of 12:00 bis 23:00 clock clock Sunday and holidays 10:00 - 1:00 Brunch Clock 10: 00 clock to 14:00 clock, cuisine between 18:00 and 23:00 clock -------------------------------- ------------------------- MR. JONES priced ... I think quite ok. Bahnhofstrasse 94, 35390 Giessen, Phone: +49641 97 28 420 www.mrjones.de Continental Breakfast Buffet - Monday - SATURDAY 10:00 -14:00 clock feasting as much as you can or want from a fresh breakfast buffet including filter coffee, tea and orange juice - € 7.50 per person My Sunday Breakfast Buffet - Every Sunday from 10:00 - 14:00 clock offers a magnificent breakfast buffet including filter coffee, tea and juices (for children under six years free) - € 12.50 per person ------------------------------------------------ --------- turrets cafe-bar-bistro Marktplatz 7, 35390 Giessen, Phone +49 (0) 641-3 84 33 www.cafe-türmchen.de Menu Prices from 5,00 € opening times Mon - Otherwise is 23:00 clock - 10:00: Sat: 08:00 - 01:00 clock Sat: 10:00 -: - 24:00 Mon-Sat 08:00 23:00 hours clock kitchen clock Sun it is of course still the GALLERY Neustaedter TOR, Neustadt 28, 35390 Giessen, in the various cafes are established, and the good old KARSTADT with his restaurant. Bakeries, ice cream parlors, etc. One can also centralizes the mall Seltersweg in Giessen. Hope I could help a little ... Best regards from Nauborn, Kerstin Loehr
Answer provided by Kerstin Loehr on 07/01/2014
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"Why should someone do a vacation in Giessen? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Giessen, which everyone visiting Giessen should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Giessen that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 06/30/2014)

By default, you should only times View Seltersweg with its many shops and look at all this in peace times in Giessen. Depending on your interests, there are then various ways. For families with children, I recommend the Mathematikum - an exhibition where mathematics knowledge for children is presented interesting.
Answer provided by Reiner Kraft on 07/07/2014
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In casting, it is the oldest botanical garden of Germany, the Mathematikum that Heuchelheimer lakes with water-plant, Dutenhofener lake. Sliding Berger country with Gleiberg and Vetzberg. From pouring out of one is fast at Marburg about 25 - 30 km and about 50 km in Limburg.
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Giessen

  • Botanischer Garten Gießen
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    Botanischer Garten Gießen

    The Botanischer Garten Gießen (4 hectares), more formally the Botanischer Garten der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, is a historic botanical garden maintained by the University of Giessen. It is the oldest botanical garden in Germany still at its original site, with an entrance at Senckenbergstraße 6, Gießen, Hesse, Germany. It is open daily without charge.

    The garden was founded in 1609 when Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, donated part of the palace garden to his newly-established university for cultivation as a hortus medicus, following the earlier creation of such gardens at Leipzig (1580), Heidelberg (1597) and Eichstätt (1600). Physician and botanist Ludwig Jungermann (1572-1653) laid out the garden over an area of 1200 m². The garden fell into decay during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), but in 1699 the construction of a coldhouse for frost-sensitive plants was recorded, and in 1720 its first glasshouse was built (subsequently demolished in 1859). By 1773 the garden was described as a botanical garden rather than hortus medicus.

    In 1802 the university's new forestry garden was established adjacent to the botanical garden by Friedrich Ludwig Walther (1759-1824). In 1805, when the city's fortress wall was torn down, the resultant space was incorporated into the garden; its remnants are still present under an artificial hill. Garden director Johann Bernhard Wilbrand united the botanical and forestry gardens, at which time the garden reached its present area. When the forestry garden was then moved in 1825 to today's site at the Akademischer Forstgarten Gießen, its magnificent trees remained as part of the botanical garden. The garden was rearranged in 1891 to reflect a systematic organization, and in the early 1900s a large tropical house was constructed. Unfortunately the tropical house was destroyed in World War II, and the garden itself severely damaged. The garden has now been thoroughly restored.

    Today the garden contains around 8000 species of plants, primarily for research use by students of botany, agronomy, geography, medicine, and veterinary medicine.

  • Liebig Museum
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    Liebig Museum

    The Justus-Liebig-Museum is the historical laboratory of chemist Justus von Liebig, in which he worked from 1824 to 1852.

    Justus von Liebig (12 May 1803 – 18 April 1873) was a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry, and worked on the organization of organic chemistry. As a professor, he devised the modern laboratory-oriented teaching method, and for such innovations, he is regarded as one of the greatest chemistry teachers of all time. He is known as the "father of the fertilizer industry" for his discovery of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient, and his formulation of the Law of the Minimum which described the effect of individual nutrients on crops. He also developed a manufacturing process for beef extracts, and founded a company, Liebig Extract of Meat Company, that later trademarked the Oxo brand beef bouillon cube.

  • Akademischer Forstgarten Gießen
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    Akademischer Forstgarten Gießen

    The Akademischer Forstgarten Gießen is a historic arboretum and botanical garden located in the Schiffenberger Wald on Schiffenberger Weg, Gießen, Hesse, Germany. It opens daily without charging any entry fee.

    The garden dates to 1778 when the University of Giessen added a career in forestry, making it the oldest department of this kind in the world. Its first forest garden was founded in 1802.

    In 1825, the forester official Karl von Gall created today's garden on an area of 0.5 hectares, which by 1830 contained "close to 400 varieties of forest plants" [1] including many foreign trees. The Hessian Forest College was founded in 1825, and merged into the University of Giessen in 1831.

    Carl Justus Heyer, who directed the garden from 1830-31 and 1835-1856, was also responsible for the Botanischer Garten Gießen. By 1877 the forest garden had been extended to 5.7 hectares and it was enlarged again in 1883.

    In 1938, the Forest Institute was relocated to the University of Göttingen, and the Akademischer Forstgarten Gießen fell into disuse. Today it still contains more than 200 tree and shrub species.

  • Mathematikum
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    The Mathematikum is a Science museum, located in Gießen, Germany, which offers a huge variety of mathematical hands-on exhibits, it was founded by Albrecht Beutelspacher, a German Mathematician.

    The Mathematikum opened its doors to visitors on 19 November 2002, it was Inaugurated by the German president Johannes Rau. Since then, the museum has attracted more than 1,500,000 visitors. Annually the museum is visited by more than 150,000 people. The museum is opened every day of the week, including Sunday and Monday.

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Giessen Overview

Gießen is a town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hessen, capital of both the district of Gießen and the administrative region of Gießen. The population is approximately 71,000, with roughly 22,000 university students.

The name comes from Giezzen, as it was first referred to in 1197, which refers to the position of the town between several rivers, lakes and streams. The greatest stream in Gießen is the river Lahn, that divides the town in two parts (west and east), roughly 50 kilometers north of Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide).

Things to See in Gießen

Akademischer Forstgarten Gießen

Old Cemetery, German: Alte Freidhof, resting place of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and Hugo von Ritgen.

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More about the History of Giessen

Gießen came into being as a moated castle in 1152, built by Count Wilhelm von Gleiberg, although the history of the community in the northeast and in today's suburb called Wieseck dates back to 775. The town became part of Hesse-Marburg in 1567, passing to Hesse-Darmstadt in 1604. The University of Gießen was founded in 1607. Gießen was included within the Grand Duchy of Hesse, created in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars. After World War I, it was part of the People's State of Hesse.

During World War II, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp was located in the town. Heavy bombing destroyed about 75% of Gießen in 1944, including most of the town's historic buildings. It became part of the modern state of Hesse after the war. In 1977 Gießen was merged with the neighboring city Wetzlar (Wetzlar vacation rentals | Wetzlar travel guide) to form the new city of Lahn; however, this attempt to reorganize the administration was reversed in 1979. An American military base was located in Gießen after World War II. The U.S. Army Garrison Gießen, has a population of 500 Americans. The base is a converted German Army Air Field, which is reflected in some of the buildings, including the housing area. A theater, known as the Keller Theater, is a converted German army Officer's Club. As of September 28, 2007, the Gießen Depot, and all other communities in the greater Gießen area were turned back over to the local German authorities.

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Gießen is a town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hessen, capital of both the district of Gießen and the administrative region of Gießen. The population is approximately 71,000, with roughly 22,000 university students.

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