Würzburg is an ancient episcopal seat and a vibrant university town with a baroque, distinctly southern feel. It is in an idyllic setting surrounded by vineyards and is defined by its architectural splendours that reflect a range of epochs.
Art, culture and Franconian wine are a way of life in Würzburg – they impart a Mediterranean joie de vivre. Würzburg’s main places of interest are the magnificent prince bishops’ Residenz Palace, an impressive example of Mediterranean baroque architecture, and the mighty Marienberg Citadel. The works of famous artists such as Tilman Riemenschneider, Balthasar Neumann and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo can be seen everywhere, and the tomb of medieval minnesinger, Walther von der Vogelweide, is also here.
Almost mandatory- the Würzburg Highlights:
- the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Residence
- the medieval fortress Marienberg
- the historic town hall building
- the Romanesque cathedral “St. Kilian”
- from the old bridge “Alte Mainbrücke”, you will enjoy fantastic views of the fortress “Marienberg,” the pilgrimage church “Käppele” and the famous vineyards.
- Bürgerspital and the Juliusspital, the famous foundation wineries