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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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This building just looks like a huge administration building outside. Inside is something else again. We had a local guide who allowed us entry into some of the areas not normally visited by tourists ... read more »
Für geschichtlich interessierte Besucher ein muss in Würzburg! Und vergessen Sie nicht einen Spaziergang durch die Gärten!For historically interested visitors a must in Würzburg! And forget not strolling through the gardens!show original
Wurzburg was one of the towns we went to on our River cruise. Thank goodness we decided to come here and see this beautiful residence. Words cannot describe the beauty here. We were mesmerized as we s... read more »
What a beautiful and lovely place to tour. I won't write much about the place as the guide can do a much better job. Just realize this is a gorgeous place to tour though and spend a day.
Lovely! Such beautiful architecture and the garden is one of the best. A must visit
Juriaan van der Zwan
This is one of the most impressive palaces I have ever seen. It is one of the most important baroque palaces in Europe. Highly recommended.
Harold Carey Jr
I visited the Würzburg Residenz on August 4, 2015 It is an approximately 20-minute walk from the Würzburg Hauptbahnhof to the Würzburg Residenz and is easy to get to by public transport. Tour are available for inside the Residenz. My favorite part was the outside gardens in the back. I took lots of photos.
Absolutely stunning building. And the restoration work is crazy good! So sad it was so badly damaged. Couldn't help to notice that general maintenance was lacking. Painting needed to be done in main staircase as it was dirty and ugly from the crowds.
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