Würzburg (about 30 km)
Würzburg became world famous for the residence with a baroque court church and court garden, which has been already appointed in 1981 to the World Cultural Heritage. In addition to this architectural masterpiece of Balthasar Neumanns, there are of course countless attractions. The Kilians Cathedral, the Marienkapelle or the fortress Marienberg, the symbol of the city that towers far above the roofs of the city, just to name a few.
Würzburg, the old episcopal city, is famous for its more than 58 churches. On the Nikolausberg, opposite the fortress Marienberg, the Käppele, the Baroque pilgrimage church, nestles close to the rocks. From here you have a magnificent view over all Würzburg: The Main as a dividing line, from right-Main and left-Würzburg with the old Main Bridge as a transition. Here you have the most beautiful photo opportunities with the bridge saints at the back. Right next door is the old crane. This masterpiece of engineering used to unload ships.
Würzburg is an old baroque town: It was shaped by the prince-bishops of the Schönborn family, who over three generations managed the fortunes of the prince-bishopric of Würzburg.
Their burial place, the Schönbornkapelle is cultivated at the cathedral.
Enjoy a steamboat ride to Veitshöchheim to the summer residence of the Würzburg prince bishops with the well-known Rococo garden.
Treat yourself to a glass of wine in one of the three large wineries such as. For example, visit the Juliusspital, stroll through the Kaiserstraße and Domstraße or eat a Franconian meal in the “Rebstock” or “Stachel”, the place where Tilman Riemenschneider had been sitting. In the cathedral street you pass the city’s former town hall, the “Grafeneckart”, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Here you will find the memorial site commemorating the bombing of Würzburg on March 16, 1945.
Würzburg is also rich in museums: in addition to the Museum of Franconia (formerly the Mainfränkisches Museum) on the Marienberg fortress with the well-known collection of sculptures by the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, the Fürstenbaumuseum of the Bavarian Palace and Gardens Administration stands especially in the cultural memory for modern art.
Did you know that Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the famous “X-rays” in Würzburg? We will gladly arrange a guided tour through the small x-ray museum. Especially recommended is the lecture in the old lecture hall, which is original from Röntgen’s time.
In our folder “Eine Stunde weit” (One hour away) we have described numerous sights. A city map will help you with the orientation.
In the Falkenhaus, a bourgeois house rebuilt in the most beautiful Rococo style, the Tourist information office is housed. From here you may start many very interesting themed tours, from witchcraft, the Würzburg Middle Ages to the night watchman tour.
We are happy to help you with the booking. In a flyer, we have many attractions, with opening times and all noteworthy tours with the respective meeting places, specially put together for you.