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  • 1 Residenz Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rezidenzplatz D - 97070 Würzburg

    This superb palace was built between 1720 and 1744 under the direction of architect Balthazar Neumann, replacing the old Marienberg fortress as the bishops' residence. The monumental grand staircase ending in a double flight is one of Neumann's maste..

  • 2 Mainfrankisches Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Festung Marienberg D - 97082 Würzburg

    The rooms of this former arsenal (1702-12) are home to a museum dedicated to the region's arts and crafts. The first floor houses the largest collection of sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider in the world (80 works). Statues, gold and silver religio..

  • 3 Veitshöchheim Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Residenzplatz 2 D - Würzburg

    This castle, built in the late 17C and extended towards 1750 by B. Neumann, contains fine Rococo and Empire furniture. The park enjoyed the special favour of the Prince Bishops, who had it embellished in Rococo style throughout the 18C. The southern ..

  • 4 Hofkirche Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rezidenzplatz D - 97070 Würzburg

    The complex structure of the oval arching is a testament to the architectural audacity and originality of Balthazar Neumann. The pink-veined marble columns, the white and gold of false marble and the warm tints of the frescoes by court painter Rufolf..

  • 5 Martin von Wagner Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Rezidenzplatz D - 97070 Würzburg

    The painting gallery in the south wing of the Residence displays German and European art from the 14C to the 20C. Particularly interesting are the altar paintings by the Würzburg masters and the Franconian sculpture by Riemschneider. Dutch and Italia..

  • 6 Hofgarten Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Rezidenzplatz D - 97070 Würzburg

    Astute use of old stepped bastions has produced a layout of terraced gardens. From the east side we can see the whole 167m/545ft of the palace façade, with its elegant central block.

  • 7 Alte Mainbrücke Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Alte Mainbrücke D - 97070 Würzburg

    The old bridge over the Main was built between 1473 and 1543 and adorned in the Baroque era with twelve limestone statues of saints.

  • 8 Marienberg Fortress Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D - 97082 Würzburg

    From 1253 to 1719, the prince-bishops resided in Marienberg fortress, built on a commanding height over the west bank of the Main. The medieval castle was transformed into a Renaissance palace c 1600. The Furstenbaumuseum comprises the bishops' apart..

  • 9 Neumünster

    Religious buildings

    Kürschnerhof D - 97070 Würzburg

    The imposing Baroque west façade lends a powerful sense of movement to the whole church. The three-aisle nave inherited from the original Romanesque building was extended at the beginning of the 18C by a huge domed bay. In niches below this cupola ar..

  • 10 Marienkapelle

    Religious buildings

    Marienplatz D - 97070 Würzburg

    This Gothic hall-church was erected by the burghers of Würzburg in the 14C and 15C. The tympanum of the north doorway has an attractive Annunciation (c 1420). Inside, Schaumberg's tomb was sculpted by Riemenschneider and the Silver Madonna is by the ..

  • 11 Rathaus

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rückermainstr. 2 D - 97070 Würzburg

    Built in the 13C, the town hall was once the residence of the prince-bishops. The painted façade dates from the 16C. The interior courtyard is charming. The red building is a magnificent example of the architectural art of the Late Renaissance.

  • 12 Chapel

    Religious buildings

    Mergentheimer Str. D - 97082 Würzburg

    This Baroque pilgrim sanctuary is located at the summit of a monumental Way of the Cross. Its curious bulbous domes cover a central chapel adorned with frescoes and Rococo stucco. Admire the wonderful panorama over the town and the Main from the terr..

  • 13 Dom

    Religious buildings

    Domstr. D - 97070 Würzburg

    Although rebuilt in 1945, this basilica with columns and four towers has retained its original silhouette (11C-13C). Inside, the Baroque stuccowork of the chancel contrasts with the Romanesque nave. The Altar of the Apostles was designed in 1967 to r..

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