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Franconian heart and cosmopolitan spirit

Since Würzburg was founded 1000 years ago by the Celts, it has profited from its attractive location at the intersection of many important traffic roads. Three motorways, 350 train connections a day and the proximity to Frankfurt Airport help you arrive at your destination in no time at all.

A fascinating mix of contrasts is waiting for you. On one side, brilliant art historical highlights, museums and sites of the UNESCO World Heritage - on the other side, 30.000 students, future and vibrant internationality.
An absolute "must" for your trip to Würzburg is a guided tour through the Residenz (Residence). In this amazing Baroque castle you will walk up the probably most beautiful staircase in the world to the world's largest painting, the famous Tiepolo Fresco. It is not surprising that the castle and the gardens were included in the UNESCO World Heritage in 1982.
Before the prince-bishops had the Residence built "down" in the city, they used to live up high on the Festung Marienberg (Marienberg Fortress). Here you can visit a fortress in excellent condition and in the "Mainfränkisches Museum" (Main-Franconian Museum) you can admire the largest collection of masterpieces of the world-famous sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider. Another top attraction: the breathtaking view from the fortress over the picturesque ensemble of the "Marienkapelle" (Chapel of St. Mary), "Dom St. Kilian" (St Kilian Cathedral), "Neumünsterkirche" (Neumünster Church), the "Grafeneckart" tower and the "Alte Mainbrücke" (Old Main Bridge)with its larger than life figures of saints.
The magic of the city is joined by a cultural landscape that is of high recreational value. To the left and right of the Main grows the famous Franconian wine. The connection to the Franconian wine area creates another exciting contrast: on one side, there is Würzburg with its cultural scene, world famous sites and events such as the Mozart Festival and Africa Festival - on the other side, there are wineries with an international reputation, cheerful wine festivals, delicious Franconian cuisine and an endless amount of leisure activities in wonderful surroundings.

Our advice for your rendezvous of the senses in Würzburg:
Join a boat cruise on the Main River to Veitshöchheim that takes you to Europe's most beautiful Rococo garden and enjoy a good Franconian wine in proper style out of the unique "Bocksbeutel" bottle.

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Tourist Information Würzburg

Falkenhaus am Markt
97070 Würzburg

Tel.: +49 (0) 931 372398
Fax: +49 (0) 931 373952


The Romantic Road

From the River Main to the Alps

No other German tourist route is as well known throughout the world as the Romantic Road. It  is undoubtedly the most attractive connection between more than two dozen South German tow, like the Historic Highlights of Germany cities of Würzburgand Augsburg, which is the city of the Fugger family and Füssen with the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

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