Marienberg Fortress is located just a stone’s throw from the city center on the left bank of the Main River. It is surrounded by vines and looks down on the old university town with its domes, towers and bridges. With its rich historical past and proud appearance, Marienberg Fortress is one of the most impressive architectural monuments from ancient times. The history of the mountain fortress can be traced through three millennia.
A charming hiking trail leads to the Marienberg Fortress from St. Burkard. In addition, the Marienberg Fortress can be reached on foot via the Tellsteige as well as via the grounds of the State Garden Show of 1990.