Small Giessen looks quiet and provincial. There are no luxurious palaces and park ensembles or streets lined with half-timbered houses here. But there is also the wonderful Matematikum Museum, where complex mathematical laws and principles of physics are explained in games and visual experiments.
The oldest botanical garden in Germany pleases the eye with its flowers and trees from all over the world. Unusual monuments with everyday scenes and hatch covers—each of them almost a work of art in advertising—attract attention in the city streets.