Giessen, Germany

Guide for the rail traveller

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Local languageGerman
Country Germany

Introduction

A third of the population of Giessen are university students, so it’s no surprise that the town’s amenities include a museum devoted to mathematics and another honouring chemist Justus Von Liebig. Shopping is also important, and you’ll find the most stores on Seltersweg as well as indoor shopping centre Galerie Neustadter. For the outdoorsy there are two botanical gardens (Akademischer Forstgarten and Botanischer Garten) and canoeing along the river Lahn is a popular pastime; it’s 176 kilometres long so there’s plenty to explore!


The friendly nature of the residents is evidenced in the bright red “Nice Toilet” stickers on the doors of many restaurants and pubs, which let people know they may use the toilets free of charge and minus stern looks from the staff.

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