other uses, see. Inhaltsbereich der Seite, aktuelle Meldungen, schauinsland und Hörgenuss, märchen- und Geschichtenwanderung. Marburg virus edit Main article: Marburg virus The city's name is connected to a filovirus, the Marburg virus, because this disease, a viral hemorrhagic fever resembling ebola, was first recognized and described during an outbreak in the city. Elevation 220 m over sea level, time Zone, cEMT. Elisabethmarkt in Marburg. This means that the city takes on tasks more usually performed by the district so that in many ways it is comparable to an urban district ( kreisfreie Stadt ). Contents, history edit, founding and early history edit, like many settlements, Marburg developed at the crossroads of two important early medieval highways: the trade route linking. He is also an honorary citizen of the town. Pustet, Regensburg 2007, isbn. City partnerships edit Marburg has the following sister cities: 2 Poitiers, France since 1961 Maribor, Slovenia since 1969 Sfax, Tunisia since 1971 Eisenach, Thuringia since 1988 Northampton, United Kingdom since 1992 Sibiu, Romania since 2005 Science City Of Munoz, Philippines, Municipal Climate Partnership, July 2016. Following the first division of the landgraviate, it was the capital of Hessen-Marburg from 1485 to 1500 and again between 15Hessen was one of the more powerful second-tier principalities in Germany. Auflage, Imhof, Petersberg 2015, isbn. Is the Moon a Planet or a Star? Quick facts, country, germany, state, hesse, population 78,895. The city of Marburg, similar to the cities of Heidelberg, Tübingen and Göttingen, has a rich history of student fraternities or Verbindungen of various sorts, including Corps, Landsmannschaften, Burschenschaften, Turnerschaften, etc. Landgraves of Thuringia, residing on the Wartburg above Eisenach. Politics edit As a larger mid-sized city, Marburg, like six other such cities in Hessen, has a special status as compared to the other municipalities in the district.