smoox's General Tip
Fondest memory: Not so fond.... Wuerzburg got through the Second World War pretty well since it had been designated a hospital town. Well - on March 16, 1945, it happened. The town was practically wiped off this planet, with over 90% of its houses destroyed. The inner town was more destroyed than Dresden was. The gold treasure in the catacombs beneath the Dom melted because of the heat and only a big lump of gold could be recovered.....
BUT they have rebuilt the town. And not so badly. There are still many rather ugly buildings which had been constructed in a hurry, but the goodies have been restored carefully. - By the way: every year on March 16th, all the church bells in town ring in commemoration of the bombing.
Have time to explore. This...
Favorite thing: Have time to explore. This town is beautiful. There is alot to see and do. Take a map, even a tour. Tours are nice for the history facts, but be sure to do your own things while here. If shoppings your thing, they have a nice shopping area. H&M anyone? Also McDondalds and other american food is easy access if your not in the mood for German. I recomend asking a local for the best place in town to eat. If your somewhere new, experiance it.
Fondest memory: My school had a guided tour for us, than time for us to explore on our own. My fondest memory is running around the city with my friend from Brazil. Our German was terrible, and she spoke no english, and I speak zero portugese. So we had fun! We lost our map, and got lost but found so many cool places that rest of the group didnt. We met so many new people, and saw so many things. I just miss it all!
Everyone should absolutely go...
Favorite thing: Everyone should absolutely go to the Capitol, like I wrote at the start:
Hi! My name is Anja. I live in a small town near Würzburg/Germany. I go there to school every day. There's nothing more usuall to me than doing that. I go there to buy my clothes at 'Orsay' (A girls paradise by the way) and go to the 'Capitol' which is some miles ahead in the next town. Its the club where all American Soldiers go to - and where german girls look for them ;) Since December 1, 2001 I'm engaged to an American, so I'll move to the States in May 2003. I think I will miss my Würzburg then. And maybe it will become less usuall to go there....
Fondest memory: Memories of Wüzburg? Hell, there are a lot. I mean I'm 18 now and my parents took me to this town since I was 1 month old. Would take almost a lifetime to tell all my memories. Like I meet my fiancee there, or I got all my X-Mas gifts from there when I was a kid... Don't know. Just ask for more information. I'll answer for sure, cause I really know that town. Maybe better than myself! ;)
Start your visit in Wurzburg...
Favorite thing: Start your visit in Wurzburg with a trip to the Marienburg Fortress, built in bits and pieces over 700 years, it's where the city's prince- bishops lived and ruled until 1719. Enter through the Scherenberg gate through the 15th century walls. The fortress has a great commanding view of the city: give yourself enough time to visit the fortress arsenal, now a museum.
Take a stroll across the Old...
Favorite thing: Take a stroll across the Old Main River Bridge (Alte Mainbrücke), built between 1473-1543 in the mid 1700s they added statues of saints. The bridge is pretty and the view is lovely. Skip the taxi – walking across the bridge is the best way to get to St. Kilian's.
Residenz Palace – The Residenz...
Favorite thing: Residenz Palace – The Residenz Palace is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, considered to be Germany's best example of Baroque architecture and one of the most ornate palaces in all of Europe. Built in the mid 18th century, among the many beautiful things in this massive palace are the hall of mirrors (echoes of Versailles!) and the frescoes by the great Venetian baroque artist, Giovanni Tiepolo, including the world's largest ceiling painting
Terminus of the Romantic...
Favorite thing: Terminus of the Romantic Road, WÜRZBURG straddles the River Main some 60km north of Rothenburg, and can be reached either by bus from there or by train from Nürnberg, Augsburg or Munich. During the night of March 16, 1945, it got the same treatment from Allied bombers that Nürnberg had received two months earlier. Würzburg has been less successful in rebuilding itself, but a number of outstanding sights and the town's location among a landscape of vineyards easily justify a visit.
Bracketed by the river and the Residenz, the old town is focused on the Marktplatz, where a daily food market ensures a lively bustle. It is called the Oberer Markt. You can find spices, candy, bread, bakery items, schnitzels, fruit, veggies, meats, cheeses, etc.
You really must see the...
Favorite thing: You really must see the 'Festung Marianburg' in Wurzburg. I saw somewhere on this site that a lady called it the 'Residence'. I am sorry but she is wrong. The 'Residence' palace is downtown Wurzburg and is surrounded by city.
The 'Festung Marianburg' is located atop the hill overlooking the Main river and the view includes the whole city of Wurzburg. Festung Marianburg is surrounded with a magnificent vineyard, and walk trail.
The 'Residence' is an absolute must also. It is a palace that is located in downtown Wurzburg. I will be posting pictures and more information at a later date.
Fondest memory: Fondest memory of Wurzburg: My son was born in the U.S.Army Hospital in Wurzburg Germany!
The 'Festung Marianburg' is...
Favorite thing: The 'Festung Marianburg' is located atop the hill overlooking the Main river and the view includes the whole city of Wurzburg. 'Festung Marianburg' is surrounded with a magnificent vineyard, and walk trail.
The 'Residence' is an absolute must also. It is a palace that is located in downtown Wurzburg, and is surrounded with city. It's gardens in the courtyard are magnificent.
I will be posting pictures and more information at a later date.
Fondest memory: My son was born in the U.S.Army Hospital in Wurzburg on April 7, 1998!
You must visit the Residenz. ...
Favorite thing: You must visit the Residenz. It is a castle on the hill overlooking the Main River surrounded by grape vineyards...it is a must!
Fondest memory: My daughter was born in Wurzburg in 1987 while I was in the Army. I was too stupid to appreciate my surroundings at the time but on my return trip I was astonished at the beauty of the countryside and the courtesy of the people.
I discovered in Wurzburg the...
Favorite thing: I discovered in Wurzburg the Franconian wine. I must say that I was impressed by the quality of their wine
(staatlicher, Hofkeller, Burgerspital, Zum Heilligen Geist and Juliusspital).
Another view from the Old Main...
Favorite thing: Another view from the Old Main River Bridge (Alte Mainbrücke), built between 1473-1543 in the mid 1700s.
I love showing visitors around...
Favorite thing: I love showing visitors around the Marienberg Fortress. You can get a view of Wurzburg that will take your breath away. They call it the City of Churches, and I can see why.