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Würzburg: Guided Walking Tour with Franconian Wine

1. Würzburg: Guided Walking Tour with Franconian Wine

Explore Würzburg on a guided walking tour through the historic old town. See the Gothic Chapel of St. Mary, walk through Market Square, and catch a glimpse of the vineyards surrounding the city. Before meeting your guide, head into the Tourist and Information office to pick up your personal bottle of Franconian wine. Begin your tour in the historic Marktplatz (Market Square). Hear about Würzburg's rich history as you begin walking through the Old Town. Head to the Falkenhaus and enjoy its elaborate Rococo facade before continuing to the Marienkapelle (Chapel of St Mary), designed in the late Gothic style. See a fantastic example of Baroque architecture with the Neumünster church and continue to St Kilian's Cathedral. Next, pay your respects at the Lusamgärtchen, the resting place of the minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide. Walk past the town hall and cross the old bridge for a picture-perfect view of Fortress Marienberg, the pilgrimage church Käppele, and the vineyards surrounding the city.

Würzburg: Interactive City Tour on Your Smartphone

2. Würzburg: Interactive City Tour on Your Smartphone

Learn about Würzburg's history dating back to the 18th century as you embark on a walking tour of the city using your smartphone as your guide. Solve 10 riddles and see important attractions like the Four Tubes Fountain, and more. Head to the starting point, open your phone, and begin exploring the city and its history. Start in the 18th century, when Würzburg experienced a period of great artistic and architectural development. Learn about the beautiful creations of the last centuries and uncover the dramatic transformation the city underwent to become what it is today. Visit 10 important attractions, stopping at each one to solve an exciting riddle and unlock key historical facts. Enjoy the ability to explore at your own pace, taking your time or pausing the game to visit any attractions you wish to explore in greater depth.

Würzburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

3. Würzburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

Admire the Baroque and Rococo architecture of Würzburg on a private walking tour of the Old Town. Find out how the city is the center of the Franconian wine country. Appreciate sights like the Market Square, the historic Town Hall, and the Neumünster church. Meet your guide outside the Tourist Information center and begin your walking tour. Listen as your guide tells you about how Würzburg is home to three of Germany’s largest wine producers and one of the best vineyards in all of the region of Franconia. Stroll by a wide variety of monumental landmarks such as the massive Marienberg Fortress that overlooks the river valley, the Falkenhaus with its Rococo façade, and the gothic Marienkapelle (Chapel of St. Mary).  Soak up the vibe in the Market Square, pass by the Town Hall and the Neumünster church which is nearly a thousand years old and it is the resting place of the famous medieval German minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide. Head to the Main River to see the Alte Mainbrücke (Old Main River Bridge) that offers a spectacular view of the Marienberg Fortress. Learn about Residence palace which was designed by Balthasar Neumann, a prominent German baroque architect. Take in other sights along the way like the Vierröhrenbrunnen fountain and the Romanesque Würzburger Cathedral. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Würzburg - Private tour including visit to Residence

4. Würzburg - Private tour including visit to Residence

Start your tour at the court garden which was built in 1613–1617 by Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria as an Italian style Renaissance garden. In the center of the garden is a pavilion for the goddess Diana, built in 1615 by Heinrich Schön the elder. Here, you will also find a path that leads from each of the eight arches. On the roof of the Diana pavilion is the replica of a sculpture of Bavaria by Hubert Gerhard, created in 1623. The original garden is in the Kaisersaal of the Residenz. Next, you will be visiting The Würzburger Residenz, a very famous landmark. Balthasar Neumann, court architect of the Bishop of Würzburg, was the principal architect of the Residence, which was commissioned by the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn and his brother Friedrich Carl von Schönborn in 1720, and completed in 1744. As we continue, you will see the Schönborn Chapel is a necropolis of the Schönborn family . It is at the end of the north transept of the Würzburg Cathedral. The Work began in 1721 and in 1723, Balthasar Neumann took part in the project. The structure was ready in 1724. The chapel was consecrated in 1736. Your next destination will be the Würzburg Cathedral which is a Roman Catholic cathedral, dedicated to Saint Kilian. With an overall length of 103 meters, it is the fourth largest Romanesque church building in Germany, and a masterpiece of German architecture from the Salian period. The cathedral was heavily damaged by British bombs in March 1945 but rebuilt post-World War II. Finally, you will visit the Falkenhaus which is an iconic building in downtown Wurzburg with a bright yellow rococo facade. The building was severely damaged during World War II, before being reconstructed using old photos to match its historic appearance. This 18th-century guesthouse today contains the tourism office and the municipal library.

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What people are saying about Falkenhaus

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Our city guide explained a lot to us about history and connections. We really liked the nature and scope of his explanations.

The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. She really brought me closer to Würzburg.

Very nice guide, very knowledgeable and refreshing quotes and explanations