Würzburg Residence, Wurzburg

4.7
Must see · World heritage site · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • I saw some reviews and giving the demand that you cannot take pictures inside, I believed it would be a nice visit ... but was a nice a really good positive surprise .  more »
  • An outstanding and amazingly huge palace, a masterwork of Baroque and Rococo architecture. It was beautifully reconstructed after almost a total destruction by bombing of the Allied Forces in World...  more »
  • A fantastic monument (completely rebuilt after the war) with the most stunning rooms, art, frescos and furniture. A must see!  more »
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  • The residence was one fantastic afternoon of beautiful frescoes and a great guide that was very informative and entertaining. I thought that the gift shop was over priced but the clerk was very helpful. As a handicapped person i was very appreciative of the availability of the elevator, as i couldn't handle the stairs.
  • Stunning palace. Definitely suggested the guided tour to see some of its internal space. Really well organized and with very interesting explanation. Not allowed to take pictures inside the palace. After the tour, it's possible to visit the gardens of the palace. Amazing gardens with tons of flowers around. Very good place for taking some pictures.
  • Very substantial, wonderful architecture when viewed from the gardens. At €7.50 it's a bargain. A great shame no cameras are allowed inside. The ceilings, cornices, fireplaces, flooring are all very beautiful with some ceilings to rival anything we've seen anywhere in the world including Rome, Paris and St Petersburg. Thoroughly recommend.
  • A really peaceful place with outstanding gardens to walk around. Well worth a visit. Only a short from the river and picturesque town.
  • Absolutely lovely. Wonderful English tour by Peter. So much information you would never know just walking through.

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