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See the world's largest ceiling fresco at Würzburg Residence, the majestic residence of the prince-bishops of Würzburg. Constructed in the early 18th century, the palace combines aspects of French chateau and Viennese Baroque architecture. The fresco is above the palace's grand royal staircase. You can wander through the Imperial Hall with its stucco sculptures, colorful murals, and gold ornamentation. Although you must pay to enter the palace, you can roam the tranquil residence gardens free of charge. This site is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Plan to see Würzburg Residence and other attractions that appeal to you using our Wurzburg trip planner.
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$11 BOOK WITH VIATOR City tour through Würzburg with the Bimmelbahn City tour through Würzburg with the Bimmelbahn
Duration: 40 minutes
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$59 BOOK WITH VIATOR Romantic Road Day Trip from Würzburg (Main) to Rothenburg/Tauber (SUNDAY) Romantic Road Day Trip from Würzburg (Main) to Rothenburg/Tauber (SUNDAY)
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Würzburg Residence reviews
A must visit for historian buffs. This palace had it all: spendor, opulance, fresques, paintings, rugs, chandeleers. Those who have previously visited Versaille will enjoy the comparisons.
A must visit for historian buffs. This palace had it all: spendor, opulance, fresques, paintings, rugs, chandeleers. Those who have previously visited Versaille will enjoy the comparisons. more »
Incredibly restored to it's original state since it was destroyed during the war. Each room is lovely with fabric drapes, rich colors and furnished with antiques from the period.
Incredibly restored to it's original state since it was destroyed during the war. Each room is lovely with fabric drapes, rich colors and furnished with antiques from the period. more »
I've visited the Residenz many times over the years and it's always an amazing experience. I love walking in the gardens, climbing the terraces and enjoying the view of the palace. This time I went inside again after several years and it was a very pleasant surprise to see how the presentation has changed. The large prints of black and white photos showing the destruction after 16 March 1945 add an impressive layer to the historic rooms.
Strongly recommended if you are in Würzburg. A beautiful piece of architecture with an amazing interior and an absolutely beautiful garden. The only drawback is that you cannot take the pictures of the palace from the inside. A very well maintained garden area with many varieties of flowers and a fountain in the backyard. The entry to the garden is free and you can see the palace from inside with an entry fee of 9€ per person. Garden has several vantage points of clicking nice pictures.
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