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July 7, 2011
From journal A Viking Cruise on the Rhine and the Main
January 31, 2008
From journal Christmas in Nürnberg
January 9, 2008
From journal Würzburg: City of 100 Churches and 2 Castles
July 31, 2001
The Palace has over 300 Baroque and Rococo rooms. At the center of the castle is the masterful Treppenhaus (staircase). The high, curved ceiling above, which was the largest of its time, is decorated with the work of the great Italian artist, Tiepolo, and is reportedly the largest fresco in the world. Among the many beautiful things in this massive palace are the hall of mirrors (echoes of Versailles!).
The Hofkirche Chapel in the South Wing is a small Baroque church that could be a beautiful and intimate setting for weddings. The rectangular room is divided into five oval sections, three with domed ceilings. The side altars have 2 important paintings by Tiepolo: The Fall of the Angels on the left and The Assumption of the Virgin on the right.
Take time to walk through the Hofgarten, a very pleasant garden filled with sculptures.
From journal Munich and other towns on the Romantic Road
A young and lively town thanks to a large population of students, it is also a center of the Franconian wine region.
Würzburg is called "the town of Madonnas" because of the more than 100 statues of its patron saint that adorn the house fronts. The best known of these statues is the Baroque "Weeping Madonna," which stands along the 15th-century stone bridge, Alte Mainbrücke.
During the Second World War, Würzburg was shattered by a bombing raid. In a miraculous rebuilding program, nearly every major structure has been restored.
The best introduction to the city is to climb up to the medieval fortress, Marienburg, for the view of the Old Town section. Another attraction in Wurzburg is the Residenz which is considered Germany's best example of Baroque architecture.
In the warm weather, the liveliest place in town is the Market. Here street performers entertain and vendors hawk their wares, ranging from fresh fruit to souvenir trinkets. If you are here on Friday or Saturday, you may wish to take a wine tasting and tour of a historic German wine cellar.