Würzburg, located on the Romantic Road in the north of Bavaria, is the beating heart of the Franconian wine region. A long time ago this was the home of the Prince-Bishops, who exercised both spiritual and secular control. Buildings in the Baroque and Rococo styles and the largest ceiling fresco in the world make this city a superb open-air museum of magnificent architecture.
Immerse yourself in the world of wine
Visitors from all over the world come to Würzburg am Main, a city surrounded by vineyards. Here they can follow the steps up to the famous wine-growing area on the slopes below the Marienberg Fortress and enjoy wonderful views over the city. With wine festivals in spring and summer, guided tours through the wine cellars and tastings in various wine bars, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of Franconian wine and soak up the special flair of this Residence city.
Franconian wine is easily identified through its round, bulbous bottle – known as a Bocksbeutel. It is considered a trademark and has been used in Franconia for over 250 years. The bottle was first used in the “Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist” – a foundation set up for the poor and elderly, with a unique history of its own. Today the Bürgerspital, which is run by winery director Robert Haller, is one of the most important wineries in Franconia.
His tip: on a guided tour of the wine cellars you can catch a glimpse of the treasure chamber that houses the famous 1540 Steinwein!