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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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  • Maybe the attraction that struck me most of all those of the romantic road. Too bad not being able to steal shots inside, the magnificence of the Interior is sublime. Many of the rooms to visit (surcharge), while the neighboring Church is free but no less deserving of a visit. Experience not to be missed!
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  • Impressive, an exceptional building, we had a wonderful tour and have enjoyed each Minate
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  • It Looks nice from outside, inside few nice renovated rooms, that is all. Ticket 7,50 per peron. Nice garden  more »
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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.