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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. Plan to see Würzburg Residence and other attractions that appeal to you using our Wurzburg trip planner.
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  • Wurzburg prince - bishop residenz is so grand for the 1700 you wonder how they got away with it. The power they command is unbelievable, gold & fantastic plaster everywhere with a mirror room, large.....  more
    Wurzburg prince - bishop residenz is so grand for the 1700 you wonder how they got away with it. The power they command is unbelievable, gold & fantastic plaster everywhere with a mirror room, large.....  more »
  • We visited this magnificant palace during our Uniworld River Cruise. The palace is magnificant and showed incredible opulence with lovely gardens to match. No photos are allowed to be taken inside.....  more
    We visited this magnificant palace during our Uniworld River Cruise. The palace is magnificant and showed incredible opulence with lovely gardens to match. No photos are allowed to be taken inside.....  more »
  • Spent my afternoon here at the the beautiful garden of the Residenzplatz. Place is dog-friendly but must be leashed at all times. Parking is available on site and directly outside the place. Parked... 
    Spent my afternoon here at the the beautiful garden of the Residenzplatz. Place is dog-friendly but must be leashed at all times. Parking is available on site and directly outside the place. Parked...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful interiors. The only downside is that no pictures are allowed. In theory, a permit is needed in all Bavarian palaces that can be visited with a guided tour. The cost to do it is outrageous, and it's not allowed for private, personal use. Luckily, you are allowed to tour the place on your own. If tour guides or other people who work there are not around, you can take some awesome pictures with your phone. There's a church on the right side that's worth visiting.
  • I have been recently visiting the garden of this Residence with my family. Absolutely beautiful, the admission was free. Nice place to chill and take some pictures.
  • One of my favorite castle in Germany. It’s a really beautiful place and there’s so much to see. The rooms are very beautiful and some impressive. However, the staff was quite unfriendly and even a bit rude. They also do not allowed photos inside but I saw a lot of people doing it and the staff ignored them so I did the same. I also want to mention that they have beautiful blossom in their garden during spring. It was magical!

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