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Wetzlar is a short drive away since the city is closeby. Notable architectural features include the Eisenmarkt and the steep grades and claustrophobic street layout of a medieval town. The sandstone cathedral of St. Mary was commenced in the 12th century as a Romanesque building. In the later Middle Ages the construction was continued under a masterplan in Gothic style. The church was never finished, as one steeple still is uncompleted. The cathedral suffered heavy damage in the Second World War by aerial bombing, but was restored in the 1950s. On the outskirts of town exist the ruins of several masonry towers arranged along the river.
Things to See in Münchholzhausen
- A straight-walled half-timbered house from 1356
- The "Old Coin" (Alte Münze) at the Iron Market
- The "Roman Emperor" (Römische Kaiser) from the 15th century, a former theater and ballroom
- The former Teutonic Knights' Court (Deutschordenshof), today a town museum
- The Lottehaus, Charlotte Buff's house
- The Jerusalemhaus in which Karl Wilhelm Jerusalem shot himself, thus attaining sad fame as Werther
- The princely Palais Papius in which is nowadays found the collection of historical furniture gathered by Dr Irmgard Freiin von Lemmers-Danforth
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More about the History of Münchholzhausen
Münchholzhausen has exchanged hands in power since its existence. More recently, just after the reformation of 1973, it was made independent. However, as its population grew, schools and other city facilities were redone. Now, the city is primarily a residential neighborhood as it lies adjacent to Giessen (Giessen vacation rentals | Giessen travel guide) and Wetzlar (Wetzlar vacation rentals | Wetzlar travel guide).
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Münchholzhausen a small village near Wetzlar with about 2,500 inhabitants (2005). It lies in a wide valley south of the larger city of Wetzlar.
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