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Top Choice Palace in Würzburg

Würzburg Residenz

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 important and beautiful baroque palaces. Top billing goes to the b…
Top Choice Franconian in Würzburg

Bürgerspital Weinstube

If you are going to eat out just once in Würzburg, the aromatic and cosy nooks of this labyrinthine medieval place probably provide the top local experience. Choose from a broad selection of Franconian wines (some o…
Fortress in Würzburg

Festung Marienberg

Enjoy panoramic city and vineyard views from this hulking fortress whose construction was initiated around 1200 by the local prince-bishops who governed here until 1719. Dramatically illuminated at night, the struct…
Church in Würzburg

Dom St Kilian

Würzburg's highly unusual cathedral has a Romanesque core that has been altered many times over the centuries. Recently renovated, the elaborate stucco work of the chancel contrasts starkly with the bare whitewash o…
Church in Würzburg

Neumünster

In the Altstadt, this satisfyingly symmetrical church stands on the site where three ill-fated Irish missionaries who tried to convert Duke Gosbert to Christianity in 686 met their maker. Romanesque at its core, it …
Franconian in Würzburg

Alte Mainmühle

Accessed straight from the old bridge, tourists and locals alike cram into this old mill to savour modern twists on Franconian classics (including popular river fish). In summer the double terrace beckons – the uppe…
Museum in Würzburg

Museum im Kulturspeicher

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. The emphasis is on German impressionism, neo-realism and con…
Franconian in Würzburg

Backöfele

This old-timey warren has been serving hearty Franconian food for nearly 50 years. Find a table in the cobbled courtyard or one of four historic rooms, each candlelit and uniquely furnished with local flair. Featuri…
Bar in Würzburg

Kult

Enjoy a tailor-made breakfast, munch a cheap lunch or party into the wee hours at Würzburg's hippest cafe. The unpretentious interior, with its salvaged tables and old beige benches, hosts regular fancy-dress partie…
Museum in Würzburg

Museum Am Dom

Housed in a beautiful building by the cathedral, this worthwhile museum displays collections of modern art on Christian themes. Works of international renown by Joseph Beuys, Otto Dix and Käthe Kollwitz are on show,…