Wetzlar is located in the Lahn-Dill district in Central Hesse on the Lahn, one of the most beautiful recreational waterways in Germany. Nearby to the south of the Lahn lies the Taunus Mountains, to the north and west of the Dill River begins the Westerwald Forest. Frankfurt am Main is about 60 kilometers away from Wetzlar.
Even Goethe fell in love with Wetzlar. Medieval squares, impressive and lovingly maintained half-timbered houses and playful baroque buildings on the banks of the Lahn can be found in the old town of Wetzlar. Impressive is the cathedral in the center, which shines in both Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles.
The small boutiques, specialty stores, cafés and restaurants invite you to stroll through the historic city center. There are six museums in the old town. Among them is the Lottehaus, which commemorates the stay of Johann Wolfgang Goethe in the summer of 1772. In the former imperial city he experienced the story he described in his epistolary novel "The Sorrows of Young Werther". Goethe and his Werther became world famous and Wetzlar still has a place in world literature.
Of course, the city of optics also offers a number of other attractions in addition to the Leica and optics course, including the Wetzlar Viseum, where young and old can try out and discover optical phenomena.