Marburg is a quaint German village along the fairy tale route. It is about an hour drive from Frankfurt. Marburg prides itself on being a Blindenstadt (which is a city adapted to make life for the vision impaired and the blind as easy as possible). The Blindenstudienanstalt (or Blista) is an educational institute for the blind that was started during World War 1 for the young men blinded in the war. I think my favorite thing in the city was the crosswalk sign encourages helping the blind across the road (with a heart and all).
Marburg you can visit the Marburger Schloss (also known as Landgrafenschloss Marburg) which is an extension of the local university and used as a museum now. We heard stories of Martin Luther (the famous German theologian). Martin Luther's theological beliefs formed the Lutheran religion.
Being true to the blind friendly reputation of the city, all the signs were in braille also!
It ended up being a fun day trip I took that was organized by the CLO office. We also hit one of the Christmas markets that had begun.....but I'll mention that in my Christmas market post (coming after this year's Christmas Market season is over - we have plans to hit at least 2 new markets). On that note, I will end with a view of Marburger Schloss atop the hill from the Christmas market.