Why is Würzburg so popular? Many people come visit time and time again, not because of the location alongside the Main River and the ease of getting here. No, it has everything to do with the unique atmosphere that simply makes you feel good. It’s a special
mix of culture and ambiance, of world heritage and wine festivals, of modern and classical music, of avant-garde and age-old traditions, of sciences and party atmosphere that makes this town so popular. The stunning historical architecture provides the perfect setting for everything Würzburg has to offer. There are many hotels and restaurants that are looking forward to your visit. – Enjoy the Franconian wine, a glass of Franconian sparkling wine and other culinary treats from the region.
The Residenz Palace – A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
Balthasar Neumann, Europe’s greatest architect of the Baroque era, built the Residence Palace. This former home of the prince bishops of Würzburg is nicknamed “the castle above all castles.” The grand staircase of the Residence Palace is deemed the most beautiful staircase in the world. Other renowned artists whose names are inextricably linked to this lovely city on the Main river are Tilman Riemenschneider and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
Almost Like Hollywood but Real: The Towers of Würzburg
Würzburg is not a fake movie backdrop but a real, vibrant city. The view from the Fortress Marienberg across the many towers rising above the city – the cathedral, the Marienkapelle, the town hall, and the Käppele – is breathtaking and unforgettable.
The Museums: Visit, Experience, and Learn
At the Museum für Franken, you find a large collection of works by Tilman Riemenschneider. The Museum am Dom offers a unique collection of modern and contemporary art. The awardwinning Museum im Kulturspeicher offers Concrete Art in a truly extraordinary setting. If you are interested in items from the antiquity, then visit the Martin von Wagner Museum. There is something here for any interest!
Fascinating Tradition: Franconian Wine, the Bocksbeutel and Typical Restaurants
Our recommendation: Quaint restaurants and traditional wine taverns offering local fare. Of course, you can also opt for international cuisine at five star restaurants. And don’t forget that this is one of the best wine-growing areas in Germany. So don’t miss the opportunity to sample a local wine from a Bocksbeutel bottle. This should be a mandatory part of any visit…
For an up-close experience of the Franconian joie de vivre, visit one of the many local wine festivals, tour a wine cellar or participate in a wine tasting.
A Unique Setting: Mozart Meets Mozambique
Are you looking for classical music or African drum beats? We have got you covered! The Africa Festival in Würzburg is the largest African Culture Festival in Europe and Würzburg also hosts the acclaimed Mozart Festival, an outstanding classical music concert series. If you need more: There is the International Film Weekend, the Stramu Street Art Festival, the Bach Days, to name just a few.