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Marburg- The friendliest town in Queensland!
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Marburg

In 2008 Marburg won the title of Friendliest Town in Queensland. Come and experience the town's well-earned reputation as you discover the delights of this historic township.

Situated just off the Warrego Highway, the pretty town of Marburg was once at the centre of a huge timber-getting area called Rosewood Scrub that extended from nearby Rosewood all the way to Fernvale. German settlers named the township Marburg as it reminded them of a town of that name in their homeland.

Marburg’s history is proudly preserved throughout the town and visitors will enjoy exploring on foot. Look for the iconic Marburg Hotel (c1879); the Community Centre, formerly the town’s bank; Rosewood Scrub Historical Museum with lots of early photos of the area; old Bielefeld’s Store, now an antique centre; the old Police Station, courthouse and lock-up; and the Anglican cemetery, resting place of many of the area’s pioneers.

A short drive to the north of town leads to Woodlands, a spectacular heritage listed plantation-style mansion built in 1890. With cedar walls, marble fireplaces, elaborate iron lacework enclosing wide verandahs and a dominant central tower, Woodlands is one of the most distinctive and interesting buildings in Queensland. Its fine dining restaurant is highly praised throughout the Ipswich district.





Did you know… The Ipswich District was producing award-winning wines in the 1890's.  This tradition is continued by the vineyards and wineries along the Scenic Rim Wine Trail.