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.