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Wurzburg

Country
Germany
State
Bavaria
City
Wurzburg
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Wurzburg is not served by an airport. However, if you fly into Frankfurt, Nuremberg or Munich, the Deutsche Bahn can get you anywhere that's worth going. Get on an ICE train, which will take you an hour until you reach the Wuerzburger Hauptbahnhof, from Munich you will drive about 3 hours.

By train

Wurzburg can be reached directly from most any train in western Germany. To get there from Berlin will require a change. This will usually occur in Göttingen.

By car

Wurzburg has an excellent connection to the German "Autobahn" (highway)-system. A3 (highway 3) from Cologne via Frankfurt and Nuremberg to Austria passes the city as well as A7 (highway 7) from Hannover via Göttingen to Ulm. In addition there is A81 to Stuttgart
 

Key places to visit
Museum in the cultural memory of Wurzburg, Fortress Marienberg , Wurzburg Cathedral, The Wurzburg Residence


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Places to Visit

Museum in the cultural memory of Wurzburg

The museum in the cultural memory of Wurzburg is a municipal art museum located at Veitshöchheimer Strasse 5, Wurzburg, USA. It is open daily except Monday, admission fee is charged to.The museum opened in 2002 within a converted river-side warehouse that provides 3.500 m² of exhibit space in 12 rooms. It contains two distinct collections: the Municipal Art Collection, founded in 1941 as the Municipal Gallery and originally located in Hofstraße, and the Peter C. Ruppert Collection of European art from World War II concrete to the present day.

Fortress Marienberg  

Fortress Marienberg  is a prominent landmark on the Main river in Wurzburg, Germany. The mighty Fortress Marienberg is the symbol of Wurzburg and served as a home of the prince-bishops for nearly five centuries. It has been a fort since ancient times. After Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden conquered the area in 1631, the castle was reconstructed in the Baroque style. Today, it is a park and museum.

Wurzburg Cathedral

Wurzburg Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Wurzburg in Bavaria, Germany, dedicated to Saint Kilian. It is the seat of the Bishop of Wurzburg. With an overall length of 105 metres it is the fourth largest Romanesque church building in Germany, and a masterpiece of German architecture from the Salian period.

The Wurzburg Residence

The Wurzburg Residence is a palace in Wurzburg, southern Germany. Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt and Maximilian von Welsch, representants of the Austrian/South German Baroque were involved in the construction, as well as Robert de Cotte and Germain Boffrand, who were followers of the French Style. Balthasar Neumann, architect of the court of the Bishop of Wurzburg, was the principal architect of the Residenz, which was commissioned by the Prince-Bishop of Wurzburg Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn and his brother Friedrich Carl von Schönborn in 1720, and completed in 1744. The Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, assisted by his son, Domenico, painted frescoes in the building.

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