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Laubach is a town known as a “Luftkurort,” a climatic health resort. It has a population of approximately 10,000 people, and it is located in the district of Giessen (Giessen vacation rentals | Giessen travel guide), in Hesse, Germany. It is situated 23 km east of Giessen. Surrounding Laubach are the towns of Hungen (Hungen vacation rentals | Hungen travel guide), Grünberg, Schotten (Schotten vacation rentals | Schotten travel guide) and Lich (Lich vacation rentals | Lich travel guide).
The dense Laubach woods spreads into the foothills of the Vogelsberg (Bird Mountain). With its many historic and colorful half-timbered (fachwerk) buildings, Laubach is an area of interest to tourists. The main point of attraction is the castle belonging to the Count Solms-Laubach family. The castle was built in the thirteenth century and expanded over the years. The Solms (Solms vacation rentals | Solms travel guide) castle has one of the largest private libraries in Europe, with over 120,000 titles. An original Gutenberg Bible, on display in the Johann Gutenberg Museum in Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide), came from this private collection. The castle grounds include a huge park with a swan lake, open to the public.
Things to See in Laubach
Castle belonging to the Count Solms-Laubach family
The Evangelical Lutheran Church, formerly St. Maria, has a baroque organ. The oldest part of the church was built in the twelfth century. It was renovated in the eighteenth century.
Laubach courthouse. The courthouse is now a residence for senior citizens.
The Heimat Museum - Fridericianum is the local history museum, originally built near the town of Gonterskirchen in 1750 by Count August Solms-Laubach. The building was moved to its present location in 1832 and served as a school before it became a museum. The museum is currently updating its exhibits, among which will be a permanent exhibit of the Friedrich Kellner diary.
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Laubach is a town known as a “Luftkurort,” a climatic health resort. It has a population of approximately 10,000 people, and it is located in the district of Giessen, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated 23 km east of Giessen. Surrounding Laubach are the towns of Hungen, Grünberg, Schotten and Lich.
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