Röntgen Gedächtnisstätte


Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered X-rays in 1895 and was the winner of the very first Nobel Prize in 1901. His preserved laboratory forms the heart of this small exhibition that is complemented by a film on Röntgen's life and work in English.

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1. Museum im Kulturspeicher

0.38 MILES

In a born-again historic granary right on the Main River, you'll find this absorbing art museum with choice artworks from the 19th to the 21st centuries…

2. Neumünster

0.43 MILES

In the Altstadt, this satisfyingly symmetrical church stands on the site where three ill-fated Irish missionaries who tried to convert Duke Gosbert to…

3. Museum am Dom

0.46 MILES

Housed in a beautiful building by the cathedral, this worthwhile museum displays collections of modern art on Christian themes. Works of international…

4. Dom St Kilian

0.47 MILES

Würzburg's highly unusual cathedral has a Romanesque core that has been altered many times over the centuries. The elaborate stucco work of the chancel…

5. Grafeneckart


Adjoining the Rathaus, the 1659-built Grafeneckart houses a scale model of the WWII bombing. It starkly depicts the extent of the damage to the city…

6. Würzburg Residenz

0.61 MILES

The vast Unesco-listed Residenz, built by 18th-century architect Balthasar Neumann as the home of the local prince-bishops, is one of Germany’s most…

7. Festung Marienberg

0.85 MILES

Enjoy panoramic city and vineyard views from this hulking fortress whose construction was initiated around 1200 by the local prince-bishops who governed…

8. Tauberfränkisches Landschaftsmuseum

17.31 MILES

Follow the remains of the medieval town walls to the Kurmainzisches Schloss, which now houses the Tauberfränkisches Landschaftsmuseum, where you can learn…