Würzburg Travel Guide

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Würzburg Highlights

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     Residence, Court Gardens, Alte Mainbrucke, Old Town 

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     There was so much destroyed during the war 

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     Residence palace in Wurzburg worth a 100km detour 

Würzburg Things to Do

  • Alte Marienbrucke

    Alte Marienbrucke means Old Main Bridge. It is a lovely statue lined bridge rather reminiscent of Prague. From the bridge there are good views towards the cathedral and looking the other way towards the Marienberg Fortress.

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  • Wurzburg Cathedral - Dom St Kilian

    This is an impressive building with an interesting chapel built onto one side. The chapel has some gruesome looking skeletons over its outer door.The Cathedral dates from the 11th century. It was destroyed in the Second World War and its reconstruction was completed in 1967.The chapel with the skeletons over the doorway is the Schönborn Chapel...

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  • The Residenz

    The Residenz is located on Residenzplatz. It was the palace of the Prince-Bishops. They moved here from the Marienberg Fortress. It was built between 1719 and 1744, under the direction of Bathasar Neumann. We only explored the gardens, but apparently the palace has a beautiful staircase hall, the White Hall, the lavish Imperial Hall, the Hall of...

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  • Kappele

    Also on the hill is the Kappele, a picturesque chapel built by Bathasar Neumann between 1747 and 1750. The chapel contains frescoes by Matthias Günther. Apparently there are beautiful views over the town from here. We, sadly, did not have time to find out.To get to the Kappele you must climb a steep and shady lane lined with Stations of the Cross...

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  • Marienberg Fortress.

    This beautiful fortress dominates the town from its perch on the 266m Marien Mountain. It was the seat of the Prince-Bishops from the mid 13th century until the construction of the Residenz. There are lots of vineyards below the fortress. On this occasion we did not have time to go up to the fortress that must wait till a future visit.

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  • North Sea to Black Sea - Rivers & Canal...

    We were lucky to travel from Budapest (Hungary) to Amsterdam (Holland) by riverboat during August 2012.The 14 day trip along the Danube and Main rivers, the Main Canal and the Rhine River was an excellent way of visiting the historic towns and villages.Wurzburg was one of these delightful towns.

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Würzburg Hotels

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Würzburg Restaurants

  • Pleasant place, good beer, nice...

    ......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...

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  • Reasonably-priced and enjoyable.......

    ......and serving local food at sound prices. Lots of locals were eating there every time I passed, so it's clearly a good place to go. It's been there since 1594, so obviously knows how to please its customers!There are tables outside under leafy trees (especially nice on a hot night) in the small Marienplatz, just off the main Marktplatz.Good...

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  • In the main square

    ......and a very pleasant place to stop, for a drink or a bite to eat.Their bruschetta was very tasty, and very reasonably-priced. and the beer (I had Echter weissbier) was good too. And the coffe.They do a wide range of teas, coffees, ice-creams and snacks and serve breakfast (various types) until 4pm. Service courteous, efficient and with good...

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Würzburg Nightlife

  • Day or Night.

    I had a Pizza and two small Pils [0.3L] euro 11.10. The place is a Journal theme with pictures of newspapers from around the world.

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  • You'll end up in hospital

    "You visited Würzburg? How was it?" - "Ooouuuh, we spent the evening in hospital..."A notorious joke in our family, whenever any of us goes to Würzburg."Hospital" implies either Bürgerspital or Juliusspital.There are two old hospital foundations in the city that date back to the 14th (Bürgerspital) respective 16th century (Juliusspital). In those...

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  • Dance and chill

    This club is a cool location. you have a club inside and outside there is in the summer a beergarden and in the winter a warm tent. so in the summer you can go (for free) in the garden and have some drinks, and when it gets to cold you can go inside for about 4 €. there are always some specials like on tuesday student special with cheap dinks. on...

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Würzburg Transportation

  • Light Rail through Wurzburg

    When your legs get tired it is best to catch the light rail, which looks modern and appears to be a regular service.We walked as we only had 3 hours in the town and remained within the Old Town.

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  • Arrived By Riverboat "Amadante"

    For 14 days and nights we cruised from Budapest along the Danube and Main Rivers, the Danube Canal and then the Rhine River finishing our journey in Amsterdam.The easiest travel I have ever experienced, and our arrival into Wurzburg and departure was a breeze.We were taken by bus to The Residenz for a guided tour and then returned to the Old Town...

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  • Trams and buses

    Würzburg has a good system of five tram lines and eighteen bus lines, not counting all the suburban and regional buses. You can get an all-day ticket for the city of Würzburg (not including suburbs) for EUR 4.00.Update 2013: An all-day ticket for the city of Würzburg (not including suburbs) now costs EUR 4.60 -- a very moderate increase after...

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Würzburg Shopping

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    by squidly2 Written Jul 21, 2006

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    Great, inexpensive wines!
    It took awhile within the large Burgerspital complex (about a block long on Theatrestrasse) to figure out where to buy their wine. We finally found it and it was well worth it. We bought 4 --2 to drink while on vacation, and 1 each to bring back through customs.
    A very nice gentleman let us try about 8 different varieties (all white). We were the only ones there. Though he said he only spoke a little English, we found him very funny and knowledgable about wines!
    Oh, and the wine comes in really cool bottles that look kind of like big flasks.

    What to pay: They have good bottles from 6 Euros, and really good bottles for about 11 Euros.

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Würzburg Local Customs

  • Bocksbeutel, the Typical Franconian Wine...

    The Bocksbeutel is the typical bottle that is used for Franconian wines. In Germany only Franconia uses it, plus Badisch Franconia (= the Tauber valley, the part of Baden-Württemberg adjacent to Franconia, and four villages on the southern edge of Baden-Baden that have the right to use it. Such bottles are also common in Portugal. In Greece and...

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  • Wurzburger Hofbrau

    This is the local beer here. There are better then this around Bavaria of course, but still, when I visit a place I try to taste the local brands

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  • This map only shows the places...

    This map only shows the places of wine festivals around Volkach. The following list tells you when to go where in 2002: Weinfesttermine 09. - 10. März Obereisenheim 26. April - 01. Mai Untereisenheim 03. - 05. Mai Untereisenheim 09. - 13. Mai Nordheim 17. - 20. Mai Obereisenheim 24. - 27. Mai Stammheim 28. Juni - 01. Juli Astheim 06. Juli – 07....

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Würzburg Warnings and Dangers

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    by aaaarrgh Written Jan 1, 2006

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    Beware of the strange, rarely seen, Wurzburg 'Fabeltier'. It could give you a nasty nip with its sharp rodent teeth, then flutter off using its freakish feathered wings!!

    This curious animal is rarely seen outside of curiosity shops and taxidermists. Here you can see one on sale in Wurzburg, for the princely sum of 125 euros.

    Of course, if you are worried about meeting an aggressive Fabeltier, you can always buy a gun, or knife, from this shop - they even sell the 'smallest working gun in the world', which is around 2cm long, and shoot a very tiny lead pellet into the evil critter's backside :-)

    (Location: Gun and knife Shop, Kaiserstrasse, Wurzburg)

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Würzburg Tourist Traps

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    Please........not the doormats!!! 1 more image

    by leics Written Jul 21, 2009

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    I saw this shop near the Rathaus.

    I just wanted to point out that, although it has some pretty things, not all of them are 'typically English' and many are quite possibly not even made in the UK.

    And hopefully you won't be tempted to buy the rather horrible doormats in the photo, which are not 'typically English' at all ....although they are typically British tourist rubbish! :-)

    Unique Suggestions: Worth having a look round if you have nothing better to do.

    But if you are tempted to buy something then do check where it was actually made.

    Fun Alternatives: Alternative? Go to the UK for UK things, and stick to buying German things in Germany! :-)

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Würzburg What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 9 – 18°C ( 49 - 64°F ); min: 1 - 8°C ( 34 - 47°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 73°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 19°C ( 43 - 66°F); min: 1 - 10°C ( 34 – 50°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 38°F); min: -1 - 0°C ( 30 - 32°F )

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Würzburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Historic Doner Kebab Shop.

    I did not sample the kebab but this must be the fanciest doner kebab shop I have ever seen. Next to the Alte Marienbrucke on the fortress side.

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  • More Sculptures.

    There were lots of interesting details all around Wurzburg. Given more time I am sure I could have found many more.

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  • Sculptures

    There were great sculptures and fountains all over the place in Wurzburg. Here are pictures of some.

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Würzburg Favorites

  • Saint Kilian

    Kilian, the Apostle of Franconia, brought the Christian religion to the Main valley in the 7th century. He was an Irish monk who travelled with some companions to work as missionaries in pagan Germany. He converted and baptized the Franconian Duke, but the Duke’s wife became his worst enemy. Together with his companions Kolonat and Totnan, Kilian...

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  • World War II Destruction: March 16, 1945

    Neither "favourite thing" nor "fondest memory"... wish VT got rid of those headlines!Once upon a time Würzburg’s centre was one of the most beautiful baroque towns in Central Europe. It has been smashed to pieces within 20 minutes during the air raid of March 16, 1945 – 7 weeks before the end of World War II. 90% of the inner town were destroyed.A...

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  • English Radio Station

    If you want to listen to an English-language broadcast on the radio (FM), programming from the US military radio can be found on 104.9 Mhz. It carries various programmings from US, both liberal & conservative views.

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Flower Stalls - Market Square
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Fountains Scattered Around Old Town
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Vineyards Everywhere
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Tourist Train to The Residenz
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Marienkapelle - Gothic Church
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View Locks From the Bridge
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Alte Mainbrucke - Bridge
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Grafeneckart - Time Dials
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Grafeneckart
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Dom St. Kilian
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Restaurant By The Bridge - Alte Mainmuhle
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Mainfranken Theater Würzburg
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Former Womens Prison
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Fortress Marienberg
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Walk The Alte Main Bridge
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Residenz - The Garden
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Residenz Palace
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Residenz - The Garden Entrance
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Tourist Information Centre - Wurzburg
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MAP - Wurzburg Tourist Sights
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Wurzburg Palace - A must see!
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Juliusspital
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Rathaus
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Fortress Marienberg.
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Walking tour through Wuerzburg
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Catholic Church St. Burkard
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Dom
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Vineyard Trail Round Marienberg Fortress
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Neumünster
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Juliusspital: The Foundation Relief
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Juliusspital
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New University
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Marienberg: Walk the Ramparts
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Marienberg: the Baroque Fortress
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Marienkapelle – St Mary’s Chapel
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The Old Bridge
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Dom: The Cloister
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Silvaner, and a Monument to a Clerical Vintner
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Mainfränkisches Museum
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Hofkeller - Court Cellars
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Map of Würzburg

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