Hotel Zum Winzermaennle
Domstr 32, Wurzburg, Bavaria, 97070, Germany
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Do you know if the hotel pension Spehnkuch in Wuerzburg is a good place to spend the night? It is across from the train station. They offered a 3 bed room for 75 euro. Thanks.
Re: Pension Spehnkuch
Sorry to reply so late, now June and you've probably been to Wurzburg already. But for anyone searching for a place to stay in Wurzburg, I've stayed at Spehnkuch a few times and always enjoyed it. The owner's a very friendly man who laughed at my poor German. Yes, recommend it. There's parking nearby, across the Friedensbrucke (bridge) which is just a few mins walk west of the hotel (see Google maps of Wurtzburg). That's where we left our car - if you were to leave the hotel, continue along Röntgenring (main road), cross the bridge, parking is down and on the right (you'll see it).
Hotel Spenkuch, Röntgenring 7, 97070 Würzburg, Germany - 0931 54752
Travel Tips for Würzburg
The Marienfestung (Mary Fortress) stands high above the town. It is a great castle. A pity that I didn?t go up ... I have to do this next time.
Please feel free and enlarge the picture to see more details of it ...... Please visit the pages of other VT-members to see more of this wonderful castle!
Conti - Hof is just a bit outside the main tourists-streams but it looks interesting with its great facade in white with red bricks and that ornate small extra-tower, that shows some interesting sculptures and great decorations - see also my other photographs !
This house got its name by the noble family "von Contus" and it was built in 1600 by Domherr Julius Ludwig Echter von Mespelbrunn (Mespelbrunn is a beautiful watercastle, I also made a page about it) . Since the year 1817 this building is the seat of the Bishop of Wuerzburg.
You may see this great building just from outside, bt I think it is worth to take a closer look !
Pleasant place, good beer, nice food......but.....
......take care what you say!
I was probably just unlucky, but the young waitress who served me mistook my question about a particular dish for an order. She brought the beer I did order, then disappeared for ages...then suddenly re-appeared with the food I didn't think I'd ordered.
As it happened, the food was perfectly ok (although I did not intend to order it, once I'd found out what it was), and reasonably-priced at less than 4 euro (July 09).
So I have now eaten '3 blaue Zipfel in Wiensud'..basically, 3 sausages cooked in wine-based sauce. I think they were fully-cooked, anyway, but the 'blaue' bit worried me (and is why I asked for a translation) because it can mean 'rare'.
Anyway, they were fine, if entirely unexpected. And the beer was good.
A limited menu, but a perfectly ok place to have a drink/meal.
Festung Marienberg is a humongous fortress along the Main river in Wurzburg, Germany. A fort since ancient times, it is one of the most prominent landmarks along the Main. Originally a Celtic settlement and shelter, the Marienkirche was built in 704 AD and by the 13th century was surrounded by its first fortifications. By 1492 the main castle was encircled by a medieval ring wall with the Scherenberg gate. In May of 1525 the Peasant's War attempted unsuccessfully to sieze the castle - with 15,000 men failing. Their leader Florian Geyer went to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in early June to procure the heavy guns needed to breach these walls while the leaderless peasant army camped around the castle and thereby outflaked by the bishop's professional army. More than 8,000 were slaughtered or blinded. In 1600 Julius Echter rebuilt the fortress into a Renaissance palace. The castle was finally conquered in 1631 by Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and later reconstructed in Baroque style with fortifications and construction of princely park. During the Napoleonic Wars, the fortress was captured again. The Nazis lionized Florian Geyer 410 years later as part of the National Socialists' desire to connect with the common man and turn them away from the Catholic Church. The fortress wasn't defended in 1945 when the US Army quickly captured the side on the Main river where its located. The parts of the fortress that are today accessible to the public are the Scherenberg-Tor (Gate) the Burgfried (keep), a chapel, a well house, Bibra Stairs / Lorenz von Bibra apartments, and the Julius Echter Apartments. In the old Baroque Armory that was built 1702-1712 stands the current Mainfränkisches Museum, an excellent collection of Franconian works of art, including world-famous sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider. The Fürstenbau Museum in the princes’ wing of the fortress offers a stroll through 1200 years of Würzburg’s history. The mighty Fortress Marienberg is the symbol of Würzburg and served as a home of the prince-bishops for nearly five centuries. [synopsis and data from Wikipedia]
Statues in Residence Court Gardens
There are a number of lovely statues in the East Garden. They are on the side of the stairs climbing to the end of the garden or hidden under some plants. Check them out. First is some sort of a jolly-joker, second is a half woman-half goat playing a musical instrument and third represents two little boys wrestling.
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