What to do and see in Wurzburg, Germany: The Best Places and Tips

December 9, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Würzburg (/ˈvɜːrtsbɜːrɡ, ˈwɜːrtsbɜːrɡ/; German pronunciation: [ˈvʏɐ̯tsbʊɐ̯k] ( listen); Main-Franconian: Wörtzburch) is a city in the region of Franconia, northern Bavaria, Germany. Located on the Main River, it is the capital of the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia. The regional dialect is East Franconian.
Restaurants in Wurzburg

1. The Residenz

Residenzplatz 2, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 931 355170
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The Residenz

This palace served as the home for Würzburg's powerful prince-bishops during the Enlightenment and is known for its extravagant artistic design and Baroque architecture.

Reviewed By luizacerioli - Porto Alegre, RS

Such an impressive castle with an even more impressive story about restoration after the world war two. I would recommend a guided tour (i did only for a few rooms, not to everything) and a stroll on the amazing garden.

Bei Residenz Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Hofkirche

Reviewed By Glenn M - Fremont, California

While not large, it certainly is ornate and if you are visiting the castle, make sure you take the time for a visit. It is not directly part of the castle tour, but you can easily locate it as you approach the Gardens.

3. Alte Mainbruecke

Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 931 16777
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Alte Mainbruecke

Reviewed By YTCHENG - Hong Kong, China

We enjoyed strolling along Alte Mainbruecke during our visit to Wurzburg. There were many statues along both sides of the bridge. You could viewed the castle on top of the mountain and the many cafes by the side of Main River. This bridge should be the main route to market plaza where tourists would shop around or have their cups of coffee there.

4. Furstengarten Marienberg

No. 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Furstengarten Marienberg

Reviewed By Ralf K - Wurzburg, Germany

The Fürstengarten on the "bulk" of the old military position of the east side of the fortress Marienburg was built as a garden in the earlier 16th. century. The artistic terraces with its magnificently balustrades and also the both cascade Fountains came out of the time of the Prince Bishop Johann Philipp von Schönborn (1642-1673). From this garden you will have an wonderful view over Wurzburg and its landscape.

5. Marienburg Fortress

Festung Marienberg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 931 3551750
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Marienburg Fortress

This castle, the city's most prominent symbol since the 12th century, includes a museum, restaurant and formal Gardens.

Reviewed By TryppAdams - Minneapolis, Minnesota

I was able to drive up into the fortress quite a ways and park near the entrance for a few euro, although paying wasn't the easiest. The views of Wurzburg and the valley below are spectacular, and Wurzburg reminds me of Prague in how it looks from above. Plan to spend an hour here at a minimum, likely 2-3 hours. There was some construction on the interior and exterior which diminished some of the Castles beauty but hopefully it finishes soon. Great views of the city below and wineries on the opposite hillsides.

6. Veitshochheim Schloss

Wurzburger Strasse, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 931 355170
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Veitshochheim Schloss

Reviewed By Ralf K - Wurzburg, Germany

You will find the beginnings of the castle in the ground floor. Between 1680 until 1682 they built a hall with five arcades. This hall served as a protection place behind the hunting. Later followed an extension of two window axes and the representative second floor upstairs which was limited by four small corner towers. In 1753 the famous Balthasar Neumann gave the building its present appearance. He added side pavilions and vaulted all with the striking curved roof. Inside he added a representative stairway. Around the whole castle there is a balustrade with vases and statuary groups from Johann Peter Wagner. Together with the rococo garden it is a wonderful ensemble which is worth visiting.

7. St. Kilian Cathedral

Domstrasse 43, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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St. Kilian Cathedral

Reviewed By Mike K - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

Another stop on our AmaWaterways tour - St. Kilian Cathedral. The noble facade of the Neumunster, a fine Baroque church, is attributed to Johann Dientzenhofer. Inside, a Riemenschneider Madonna in stone stands in the southeast niche of the Rotunda. The church is the burial shrine of St Kilian, the Irish missionary martyred in Wurzburg in 689.
The Cathedral of St. Kilian is dedicated to the Irish monk. On the south side of the transept are several Riemenschneider sculptures in a modem stone setting. The Museum am Dom displays artworks from the 10th to the 21st centuries. The Unterer Markt (Lower Market) and the 18th-century Falkenhaus, with its beautiful Rococo facade, are also worth a visit.

Kuerschnerhof 4, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 931 38611500
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Neumunster

Reviewed By Ralf K - Wurzburg, Germany

The Neumünster was built as a romanesque basilica with two transepts. Later it was rebuilt in a baroque style and instead of the west choir equipped with a cupola and a magnificent facade.The interior decoration was made by the brothers Johan Baptist and Dominikus Zimmermann. Under the church building you will find the west crypt, the so called Kilians crypt. You can reach it if you go downstairs from the church building or direct from the street level. Here you will find the shrine of the Franconia apostle Kilian, Kolonat and Totnan and two stone coffins from the 8th century. You should visit it.

9. St. Mary's Chapel

Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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St. Mary's Chapel

This 14th-century Gothic church overlooks the city's popular outdoor market.

Reviewed By Mike K - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

The Marienkirche, Würzburg (Saint Mary's Church) is a chapel located in the inner court of Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg, Bavaria. The first Christian church at this location was built in 706 by Duke Hedan II. The structure of today's building can be traced back to the early 11th century. It is the oldest church in Würzburg and the oldest building in the fortress. Twenty grave plates remain in the centre of the church, which show reliefs of the Würzburg bishops. The church was the traditional burial place for the prince-bishops' entrails. Their bodies were typically buried at the Cathedral and their hearts at Ebrach Abbey.

10. Market Square

Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Market Square

Würzburg's popular outdoor marketplace hosts vendors offering a wide selection of goods.

Reviewed By YTCHENG - Hong Kong, China

The Market Square at the far side of the bridge, was crowded with people, particularly around Christmas period. There were shopstalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables , food and other souvenirs. Tourists would be happy to purchase some souvenirs back home.

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