Things to do in Würzburg

Our most recommended things to do in Würzburg

Würzburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

1. Würzburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

Explore the historic city of Würzburg on a picturesque sightseeing train. Enjoy a ride through the city center, departing from the Würzburg Residence. Pass the Cathedral, travel along the river Main, and see Marienberg Castle. Enjoy panoramic views of the sights from the comfort of your seat. In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from your informative audio-guide. During this tour, you will be able to see all of the city's highlights in just 40 minutes and afterwards, explore the city at your own pace.

Würzburg: Guided Walking Tour with Franconian Wine

2. 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: City Center Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

3. Würzburg: City Center Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

Wander through Würzburg’s city center and learn about its origins on this treasure hunt-style historical walking tour. Follow the route on your smartphone between landmarks like the Old Main Bridge and the Juliusspital, and enjoy 10 historical riddles to solve as you explore. Start this self-guided tour on Würzburg’s Old Main Bridge, which is lined with statues of saints and important figures from the city’s history. From here, follow the tour on your smartphone, which will provide historical facts and riddles to solve between each landmark.  The tour will take you through the history of Würzburg from its origins up to the 16th century, and cover roughly 3km around the city center. Finish up at the Juliusspital, a complex of buildings combining a historical hospital and one of Germany’s largest wineries.

Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

4. Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road, Germany's oldest and most loved holiday route. Travel through Würzburg into the Tauber Valley to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the epitome of German romanticism. Depart Frankfurt in the morning, start the drive through the Spessart to Würzburg. Passing the university town, the Tauber Valley will be reached. Bad Mergentheim and Markelsheim are located where three major wine-growing regions come together. Drive to the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official starting point of the Romantic Road. Crossing the River Main, enjoy views of the Marienberg Fortress and the Käppele, the Chapel of Grace. Visit the city of Weikersheim next, where the Renaissance castle and the Baroque garden can be visited. See the historic market square, then pass Röttingen, Germany’s first European town, and Creglingen. Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be reached at lunch time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must when traveling in Europe. Famous sights are the medieval town wall, the historical marketplace, the town hall, the Gothic Parish Church of St. Jakob, and the Plönlein, an area featuring a colorful timber-frame house. The tour ends round-trip back in Frankfurt.

Würzburg: Interactive City Tour on Your Smartphone

5. 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: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game with Blackstories

6. Würzburg: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game with Blackstories

Solve a puzzling crime with this outdoor murder mystery game. Explore Würzburg, set your own route to follow the clues, and get to the bottom of a missing person case. Before leaving WiFi, download the Actionbound app and follow the instructions to set up your Würzburg murder mystery. Gather your crime-solving team, head into the city, and turn on your app. Chase the clues to 15 locations in the city. As you walk, hear about the missing person, a retired policeman turned bestselling author. He, along with his latest yet-to-be-published book, has disappeared. At each of the 15 locations, solve a riddle or a Blackstory to access new information. Hear about his wife and their marital problems, listen to witnesses, and meet his friends. Scour through the police reports to find clues that might lead to his whereabouts. As a bonus, enjoy some extra tasks and riddles which you can solve anytime after you finish your adventure.

Würzburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

7. Würzburg: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Würzburg through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Würzburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

8. 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. 

From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

9. From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the "Romantic Road" to Rothenburg on der Tauber. Taste some regional wines during the journey, and see the main sights of the charming city of Rothenburg with your guide. Depart from in front of Frankfurt's main train station in the morning and travel through the Tauber Valley, the wine-growing region of Germany's oldest holiday route. Pass small villages such as Weikersheim and catch a glimpse of its magnificent Renaissance palace and its beautiful park. On the way from Frankfurt to Rothenburg make a stop to taste some regional wines including sparkling wine and dry white wine. Make a brief photo stop in the city of Würzburg and see the Prince Bishop's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which is considered one of Germany`s most romantic towns, and a medieval architectural jewel. See the main sights of the town with your guide, such as the town wall with its numerous towery and gates. Stroll around the Market Place with its magnificent Town Hall and many half-timbered houses. Admire the exterior of the Church of St. Jakob and the "Plönlein." You will also have time for lunch, reserved at a restaurant at your own expense. Pay a visit to The German Christmas Museum, which highlights festive traditions and history in Germany. Or, you may visit the Medieval Crime Museum with its historical collection of objects relating to medieval law. On the return journey to Frankfurt am Main, stop for a glass of Tauberschwarz red wine. Finally, be returned to central Frankfurt in the evening.

From Frankfurt: Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

10. From Frankfurt: Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Explore the German Romantic Road by minibus and visit 3 historic towns. Depart from Frankfurt am Main and head towards Weikersheim to see the city palace and gardens. Next, discover the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally, stop in Würzburg on your return journey to Frankfurt. Your road trip begins in the morning near the main train station in Frankfurt. Board an air-conditioned minibus and set out to travel along a stretch of one of Germany's most picturesque routes, the Romantic Road. Your first stop for the day takes you to Weikersheim to see the Weikersheim Palace and Garden situated on the River Tauber. Explore the interior of the palace or spend some time strolling through the 18th-century palace gardens famous for their imaginative statues. Then, hop back aboard the bus and head to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Wander down cobblestone lanes lined with half-timbered houses, walk along the city walls, or stop by the Medieval Crime Museum.  Rothenburg offers an array of eateries, including everything from traditional inns to classic taverns and refined restaurants. Grab a bite to eat or sip on a glass of Franconian wine before boarding your minibus for the return journey to Frankfurt. Look forward to one last attraction on your Romantic Road tour as you stop in the stately baroque town of Würzburg. Enjoy some free time here and admire the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's most renowned baroque castles. Your tour of towns along the Romantic Road ends back in Frankfurt am Main. !!! Please book your Tour at least 24 hours / 1 day before you want to get on the bus, otherwise we cannot guarantee that your tour can take place !!!

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What people are saying about Würzburg

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 142 reviews

ein interessantes konzept für rätselfans! es sind recht viele audios aber uns hat das nicht gestört. im gegenteil, wir fanden die erzählerstimme super sympathisch. zuerst hat es ein bisschen gedauert bis wir verstanden haben worum es geht, aber danach war es sehr spannend und unterhaltsam.

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

Ich hab schon mehrere Outdoor-Escape-Games gespielt und diese Mission war bisher die Beste.

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

das spiel ist super gestaltet, ein super spiel für krimifans.