Würzburg

Travel Guide
Wuerzburg which includes a bridge, a river or creek and landscape views
The home of one of Europe’s finest palaces as well as one of Germany’s oldest churches is also a perfect destination for wine lovers.

Würzburg is in the north Bavarian region of Franconia, and is situated on the Main River. The city was founded in the 10th century and was home to a number of powerful prince-bishops through the centuries. The Residence Palace where they lived is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is also known as the “castle above all castles,” and is one of Europe’s most renowned Baroque castles. Here, you will also find one of Germany’s oldest churches, built in the 8th century. The fortress surrounding the church, Festung Marienberg, has served as a fort since ancient times and is one of Würzburg’s most famous structures.

Visit the Mainfränkisches Museum at the fortress, where you will see the world’s largest collection of works by Tilman Riemenschneider. He was a German sculptor and woodcarver who was known for his versatility during the transition between late Gothic and Renaissance periods.

Make your way to the Alte Mainbrücke (old bridge), for a view of the fortress Marienberg, as well as some of the famous local vineyards. But you don’t just have to view the vineyards from a distance. Take a winery tour and taste some of the local wines at cellar doors in the surrounding Franconian Wine Country. You can also hike through the area or take a more leisurely stroll. If you are visiting Würzburg between May and October, you will be there for the wine festivals, which are held every week in the picturesque grape-growing villages.

Visit Dom St. Kilian, the city’s cathedral, to see an example of the architectural style that was popular during the Salian kings’ reign. It is the fourth largest Roman cathedral in Germany and holds a number of artifacts collected over the centuries.

There are plenty of dining choices downtown, serving a variety of cuisines and local wines when you are ready for food or an evening out.

It is easy to get around the city on public transportation, with both bus and tram services. Würzburg’s main train station connects to Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Munich, Kassel, Hanover and Hamburg. There are also designated bicycle paths throughout the city.

Where to stay in Würzburg

Moxy Wuerzburg, a Marriott Hotel
Moxy Wuerzburg, a Marriott Hotel
Schweinfurter Straße 10, Würzburg, 97080
The price is €83 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
€83
per night
5 Feb - 6 Feb
Stay at this hotel in Würzburg. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Popular attractions St. Johannis and Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg are located ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"Everything was superb..will stay again ..MSG S"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2022

Moxy Wuerzburg, a Marriott Hotel
Maritim Hotel Würzburg
Maritim Hotel Würzburg
4 out of 5
Pleichertorstr. 5, Würzburg, BY, 97070
The price is €94 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
€94
per night
5 Feb - 6 Feb
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Würzburg. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.8/5 Good! (911 reviews)
"Large comfortable room compared to European style, within walking distance to restaurants and old square and thank you for free ice"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2022

Maritim Hotel Würzburg
Hotel Würzburger Hof
Hotel Würzburger Hof
4 out of 5
Barbarossaplatz 2, Würzburg, 97070
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €117 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
€117
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Würzburg. Enjoy free WiFi, an on-site winery and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (269 reviews)
"Clean hotel, friendly staff and great location"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2022

Hotel Würzburger Hof
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The George Rooms - Boutiquehotel Style
The George Rooms - Boutiquehotel Style
Neubaustraße 8, Würzburg, BY, 97070
Stay at this apartment in Würzburg. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bathrooms and a separate bath and shower. Popular attractions Franziskane Church and Convent of the Franciscan ...
3.8/5 Good! (4 reviews)
"Issues to get in touch with owner"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

The George Rooms - Boutiquehotel Style
Grimm's Schlossapartments
Grimm's Schlossapartments
3.5 out of 5
Am Schloß 1, Würzburg, BY, 97084
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Würzburg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a Smart TV. Popular attractions St. Georgs-Apotheke and Schloss Sommerhausen are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"It’s a very nice little apartment which was ideal for a two night stay of my friend and I. The bathroom is very modern and super clean. Unfortunately the dishes were not super clean and some lighting didn’t work. Aside from that is was very good."

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

Grimm's Schlossapartments
Massive Wooden Furniture in Central Stay
Massive Wooden Furniture in Central Stay
3.5 out of 5
Annastraße 26, Würzburg, BY, 97072
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Würzburg. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions St. Johannis and Würzburg Residence are located ...
Massive Wooden Furniture in Central Stay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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