Travel Tips

City of Würzburg
Picture credits: (c) Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, Photographer: A. Bestle
City of Würzburg Picture credits: (c) Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, Photographer: A. Bestle

Interested in cultural wonders, vivid entertainment, local cuisine, beer and…wine?

Then Würzburg is the city for you! The Würzburger Residence, located right at the heart of the city, is a UNESCO's World Heritage site and known to be one of Europe’s most significant palaces, famed for its remarkably grandiose staircase. The Würzburger Residence is viewed as one of the paramount symbols of Baroque art in the world; the palace was designed by Balthasar Neuman and has over 300 rooms, spread over 3 large wings. The famous gardens of the Würzburger Residence are definitely a must-see, situated right behind the palace and entry is free of charge.

Tourists can also opt for a guided tour of the city, for those interested in learning more about the details of the history of Würzburg. High above the city, tourists can visit the Marienberg Fortress and enjoy the beautiful view of the city and the Main river, whereas besides the main attractions, there are several historic churches in town open for tourists. Not to mention that Würzburg is starting point of the world-famous Romantic Road, leading down to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and the Bavarian Alps.

Alter Kranen
Picture credits: (c) Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, Photographer: A. Bestle
Alter Kranen Picture credits: (c) Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, Photographer: A. Bestle

Other reasons why Würzburg is just perfect for you are, as Würzburg is student city, it offers a large variety of cafes, shops and local to international restaurants to choose from, and not to mention large cultural festivals such as the Africa Festival and many others. Additionally, Würzburg is especially famous for its wine, therefore the Würzburger Weinfest is not only one of the biggest wine fairs in Germany but also a definite must-see. Altough Germany is traditionally known for its beer, its wine still remains as a hidden treasure. Franconian wine is known as one of the country’s best, and Würzburg is the main hub for Franconian wine. Wines can be purchased from supermarkets to wineries, however please note that Würzburg is also the hub for great beer! The local brewery called Würzburger Hofbräu is known for its excellent wheat beer, Weissbier, which can be ordered in almost all bars and restaurants in Würzburg.

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