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What to do and see in Würzburg

Würzburg is a municipality and town in the German state of Bavaria. The city is situated on the River Main. Above the town is the fortress Marijenberg. Old Bridge is one of the symbols of the city. Former Bishop's Castle is a monument that belongs to the UNESCO cultural heritage of mankind. Things to see in Würzburg are listed below:

1. Marienberg Fortress

Marienberg Fortress

Marienberg Fortress is a historic point on the Main waterway in Würzburg. The strong Fortress Marienberg is the image of Würzburg and served as a home of the sovereign ministers for about five centuries. It has been a fortress since forever. After Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden prevailed over the region, the mansion was reproduced in the Baroque style. Today, it is a recreation center and gallery.

3. Würzburg Cathedral

Würzburg Cathedral

Würzburg Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany, devoted to Saint Kilian. It is the seat of the Bishop of Würzburg. It is the fourth biggest Romanesque church assembling in Germany. The present house of God, constructed from 1040 onwards by Bishop Bruno of Würzburg, is the fourth biggest Romanesque basilica in Germany and is the third church on the site. The side passageways were redesigned in around 1500 in the Late Gothic style. The stuccoist Pietro Magno improved the basilica in Baroque style.

2. The Würzburg Residence

The Würzburg Residence

The Würzburg Residence is a castle in Würzburg. Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt and Maximilian von Welsch, representants of the Austrian Baroque were included in the development.The Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, supported by his child, Domenico, painted frescoes in the building. Inner parts incorporate the amazing staircase, the sanctuary, and salon. The building was named the "most delightful parsonage in Europe".

4. Würzburger Stein

Würzburger Stein

Würzburger Stein is a vineyard in the German wine district of Franconia that has been delivering a style of wine, known as Steinwein since at any rate the eighth century. Found on a slope near the Main waterway outside the city of Würzburg, the vineyard is in charge of what may have been the most established wine ever tasted. It is one of Germany's most established winemaking destinations. Today the vineyard is one of the hottest destinations in the Franconia wine district.

In year 704, the city of Würzburg is mentioned for the first time. Christianity in the city brought St. Killian, column and Totnan. In 1814 city became a part of Bavaria. The municipality is situated at an altitude of 177 meters.

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