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Würzburg Residence, Wurzburg

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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. To visit Würzburg Residence on your trip to Wurzburg, use our Wurzburg family vacation planner.
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  • The residence wide several times visited, usually in the company of teenagers, is really worth a visit. World Heritage says Yes actually it all.... I would recommend a leadership that draw attention to details that you would otherwise never see. In the summer of course run over, but still worth a visit. Also the Park, amnesties of course within the framework of a little night music at the Mozart Festival.
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  • We took some time to visit the Residenz which is a duplicate of Versailles however not as well maintained. How amazing to find such treasures considering the impact of WWII.  more »
  • A visit to this building is actually a must own the famous staircase is worth a visit. A highlight is a visit at the time of the Mozart Festival
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  • Quite an impressive experience to see the palace and how the elite lived centuries ago. Quite opulent in the details and paintings. There are gardens behind the palace as well that are a sight to behold when in bloom among the well maintained grounds.
  • Beautiful place. The garden behind the residence is very nice. Great place to spend during the mid day
  • Another great residence in Germany. This one was mostly rebuilt after WWII, but the grand staircase with its vaulted ceiling survived. It features the largest fresco in the world, painted by Giovanni Tiepolo.
  • Amazing replica of Versailles. Wish they allowed photos inside. Spectacular!
  • Incredible from the inside and out. Be sure to find the ceiling fresco painted by Tiepolo, which is worth the trip alone.