Würzburg Travel Guide

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Würzburg Things to Do

  • Residence - Residenz

    Residence Palace stands in the center of Würzburg, on Residenzplaz. The building was constructed during 20 years by an outstanding architect of an epoch of baroque Baltasar Noeman and didn't suffer almost during the Second World war. Frescos in a building are executed by Italian painter Domenike Tepolo, including - the greatest fresco in the world...

  • 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...

  • Fortress Marienberg

    Marienberg Fortress is a prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main river in Würzburg. The mighty Fortress Marienberg is a symbol of Würzburg and served as a home of the local prince-bishops for nearly five centuries. The fortress is located on a prominent spur of the 260 metre high Marienberg which rises about 100 metres over the Main river...

  • Old Bridge - Alte Mainbrücke

    The cathedral street conducts us by the Old town hall with a turret to the bridge Alte Mainbrucke. It is something similar to Karlov bridge in Prague: wide flights, and on both sades of the bridge - sculptures. It was was built 1473–1543 to replace the destroyed Romanesque bridge dated from 1133. In two phases, beginning in 1730, the bridge was...

  • Marienkapelle - Mary's Chapel

    Gothic period hall church which was built during the period from 1377 and completed 1480 with the erection of the church tower. Looks a beautiful building, however we did not have enough time to go inside.

  • Market Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Marktplatz is flanked by the Marienkapelle Church and the Baroque facade of the Falkenhaus. Formerly the home of a wealthy guy, today it serves as a tourist information office. Flowers, fruit, and cheese are sold at the stands in the Marktplatz.


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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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.

  • 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...

  • 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...


Würzburg Transportation

  • Trams and Buses - Public Transport

    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...

  • Train

    The train on the right, on track 4, is a first-generation InterCityExpress which has been in operation since 1991. You can always tell a first generation ICE because they have a decorative but dysfunctional hump on the roof of the dining car -- but at least they HAVE a real dining car! This particular train is ICE 583, which left Hamburg-Altona,...

  • Car and Parking

    W?rzburg is located very central and so it can be reached very good from all directions. By car: W?rzburg is a crossing point of two important german motorways, the A7 and the A3. The A7 is Germany's longest motorways and it goes from Flensburg (at the danish border) til F?ssen (at the austrian border). The A3 connects the dutch border with...


Würzburg Shopping

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    Burgerspital: Wine and wine tasting

    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...

  • 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....

  • I have been talking so much...

    I have been talking so much about it - here it is, Franconian wine in the typical bottle, the 'Bocksbeutel'. It comes in other bottles, too - but only Franconian wine may come in vessels like this one. Unique!


Würzburg Warnings and Dangers

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    Beware the Wurzburg Fabeltier

    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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    'English' shop???

    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! :-)

    Please........not the doormats!!! 'Pretty things from England'. Hmm..maybe.
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    Climate in Würzburg

    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

  • Stein-Wein-Pfad

    I've put this here, because I suspect most visitors to Wurzburg simply don't get to do it.I didn't either, sadly.....I had every intention of walkiong the 5km through the vineyards, but the planned day was simply too hot for me to do so.Starting behind the station (about 10 minutes walk) is a marked set of paths leading you through the various...

  • 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.

  • More Sculptures.

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


Würzburg General

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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