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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  • Must for anyone who wants to understand a little history. the ride inside the Palace costs 7 euros for adults and have guides in German and English, depending on the schedule. Its grandeur and magnificence are attractive and, at the same time, scary! Take the time to the gardens as well.
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  • I find very impressive the residence. I see buildings of this size and design but rather from outside as inside.
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  • A must see. To the grandeur of the structure, the frescoes by Tiepolo, the stucco of Bossi and the impressive restoration work after the tragedy of the second world war. Absolutely delightful garden.
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  • Just spent the day touring this place with my mom who lives in Schwabisch Hall and I in Alabama. Took the 7.50 Euro English tour and well worth it. Guide was very informative and did no spend a lot of time in each room therefore you were not bombarded with so much info. I would highly recommend it if you are anywhere driving distance to it. Beautiful!
  • Really impressive palace. The guides are great and are a must when you go there. Add a lot of interesting facts without making it a boring history class full of dates - however if you ask they have it all at hand :)
  • One of the best unexpected experiences from our trip to Germany! My husband and I live in North Carolina where we have paid close to $75 for a tour of The Biltmore Estate in Asheville. Now we feel silly, because for 7.5 euro, we were treated to a very knowledgeable and witty tour of a Palace at least 3 times as large and opulent! Highly recommend!!!
  • Beatifull park and monument to architecture. Entry is free to the park. Lots of weddings choose this place as shooting place.
  • Beautiful place which has built itself from the ruins if WWII. They are a little touchy on that but you can see many references to the ruins just after the WWII. Loved the place though. It has a lot of artistic stuff to look at.

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