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Phone: +49 (0) 931 3053-0, info.wur@maritim.de

Visitor's Guide

The towers of the cathedral, which are visible from far, the Marien Chapel, Neumünster and Käppele, along with the old bridge on the Main and the Marienberg Fortress lend the characteristic look to the city. And artists such as Tilman Riemenschneider, Balthasar Neumann and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo have left their mark everywhere with their works.

The highlight is the residence of the princely bishop, the "castle of all castles". Balthasar Neumann, the architect and genius of the baroque era, created this excellent construction in the 18th century, which is listed today as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Old Main Bridge

From the old bridge you will enjoy fantastic views of the fortress "Marienberg," the pilgrimage church "Käppele" and the famous vineyards.

Pilgrimage Church "Käppele"

Enjoy rich architecture and glamorous interior decoration of the church Käppele", built 1748-1750 by Balthasar Neumann.

Cathedral St. Kilian 

"St. Kilian" is a prime example of the architectural style during the time of the Salian kings. It is the fourth largest Romanesque "Dom" in Germany and is home to artifacts from many centuries.

Stadtrundfahrt mit City Tour

City sightseeing with City Tour

Take our partner City Tour's train through Würzburg and find out more about its history and its Old Town. During this enjoyable trip you will get a good look at the magnificent Residence palace and the Cathedral, and ride along the Main river with a view of the Marienberg Fortress, all the while discovering amusing and topical information about the city and its highlights from several centuries of history.

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2nd to 8th January and 4th February to 31st December
Duration: approx. 40 minutes
Meeting point: from/to the Residenzplatz or Balthasar-Neumann-Promenade stop

Further information available at City Tour

 

Altstadtrundgang

Tour of the old city

On this ramble or bicycle ride through Würzburg's old city, you get to see sights that bear testimony to the richly varied history of the city.

Duration: approximately 1.5 hours
Meeting point and registration: Tourist Information/Falkenhaus am Markt, Telephone +49 (0) 931 372-398

Würzburg

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Residence Palace

The Residence Palace - "The Castle above all Castles" - is one of Europe's most renowned baroque castles and it is registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It was built by Balthasar Neumann and includes a much acclaimed staircase with awe inspiring frescos by the Venetian artist Tiepolo.

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Opening hours:
April through October daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November through March daily 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

Guided tours in english:
Daily 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.,
April through October additionally 4.30 p.m.
Duration: 45-50 minutes

Stein-Wein-Pfad

The Stein Wine Trail

While Würzburg lies at your feet, you can enjoy nature and culture along the 4 km long panoramic trail, through one of the most famous wineries in Germany.
Start: Middle Steinbergweg 5, at the wine-growing estate of Ludwig Knoll am Stein

Events in Würzburg

Spring Festival on the Talavera

18th March to 2nd April 2023

Visit this funfair and festival for young and old, with stalls, performances, rides and lots of food to choose from.

 

Africa Festival

Africa Festival

26th to 29th May 2023

The Africa Festival has been around since 1989 and is Europe's largest festival of African music and culture. Experience the cultural riches and joie de vivre of the Dark Continent.

 

Wine Festival in the Court Garden 

30th June to 9th July 2023

In the picturesque Hofgarten of the Residenz, the Staatlicher Hofkeller invites you to one of the most beautiful wine festivals in a baroque setting.

Kiliani folk festival

Kiliani Funfair

30th June to 16th July 2023

Grilled fish kebabs, festival beer, bratwurst sausages, candy floss: the largest funfair in Lower Franconia opens with a parade in local traditional costume (Tracht). It offers over two weeks of pure enjoyment, with numerous rides and two beer tents. Event location: Talavera.

Würzburg Wine Parade

31st August to 10th September 2023

This wine festival came into being in 2002 and was inspired by the idea of only showcasing wines from Würzburg wineries, serving wines of all quality levels, including ice wine from grapes frozen naturally on the vine, not just in standard glasses but also in 100 ml taster glasses. This unusually high level of quality for a wine festival is matched by gastronomy of an equal standard.

International Street Music Festival

8th to 10th September 2023

The city centre falls under the spell of over 300 artistes from around the globe. In 20 performance spaces, culture is in the spotlight at Europe's largest festival without stages.

 

Würzburg Jazz Festival

28th to 29th October 2023

The Würzburg Jazz Festival offers non-stop jazz for the whole weekend, with bands from German-speaking countries, from bebop to cool, and from swing to modern jazz.

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