Würzburg: The Fairytale City

Alara Benlier | Live the World

November 23, 2022

Würzburg, the capital of Lower Franconia, is an old city that was founded in the 10th Century. The city of Würzburg is in the center of an important wine producing district and also the starting point of the "romantic road". You will see why is this city is on the "romantic road" after seeing its famous palace which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List! This city not only host an amazing palace but also home to one of the oldest churches in Germany and impressive vineyards. To reach this impressive city, you can fly to Frankfurt, Nuremberg or Munich and then take a train. Or alternatively, from Europe, you can take a bus or train. The public transport system is highly developed in Würzburg, so you can either take the tram or the bus to explore the city.

The first stop in this gorgeous city should be the Marienberg Fortress, which is both a baroque styled castle and a church from the 13th Century on top of a hill overlooking the city. This is also an amazing place to take a walk between the old walls that were built after Sweden invaded Germany during the Thirty Years' War. And if you have time, don't forget to walk down to the old city along the Wine Trail. If you like dry white wines with heavy minerality and clean finish, get ready to be drunk because you will love wine in here!

The next stop should be the Marienkapelle aka Mary’s Church! This red and white church has a rare gothic style architecture in this baroque city. The Marienkapelle was built in the 14th and heavily damaged during the 20 minute bombing in World War II, but it was rebuilt in the 1950s. After visiting this glorious church, you can take a walk to the Marktplatz to taste the delicious Franconian bratwurst which is a famous sausage here. Or if you are not done with the wine you can eat Winzerbratwurst -another sausage which contains local wine inside the meat mixture!

The most important place in Würzburg is the Residenz, which is one of the finest royal palaces in all of Europe, built in 18th Century! The palace is one of the world's masterpieces of baroque style which put it on the UNESCO World Heritage List! The interior will amaze you. You can take a self-guided walking tour after paying 7.50 Euro for entry, or go with a guided walking tour! Don't forget to wander around its beautiful garden!

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