"Würzburg: the home of Tiepolo's masterpieces" Top 5 Page for this destination Würzburg by Cristian_Uluru

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Welcome to the wonderful baroque town of Wurzburg!!!

The town settled around the Castellum Virteburch in the 5th century. On 9th June 1156 Frederick I Barbarossa married Beatrice of Burgundy in Wurzburg. The town was destroyed during the 30 Years War. Under the reign of the bishops-princes Schonborn (1642-1746) the town reached the maximum shine and became one of the best Baroque towns in Germany. During the Second World War the bombardments (16 march 1945) destroyed the 90% of the town turning it into a hill of rubble. But as a phoenix the city is risen and in 1970 it was completely reconstructed.

The masterpiece of Wurzburg is the wonderful Residenz where you can see two importants frescos made by G.B.Tiepolo, works made by Bossi, and the rooms reconstructed after the devastation of the war.
But in the town you must see also the Marienbur, the Alte Mainbrucke, the Dom, the Stift Haug and much more.

Enjoy your visit!!!

  • Intro Updated Mar 18, 2008
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  • isolatedpawn's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    nice place

  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Looks like a lovely place. Irene

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    We are going to Dresden, BAmberg, BAyrueth for one month in September, and then next year to this area. Your tips are very helpful, and the pictures always fanastico.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2010 at 1:38 AM

    Cristian, What wonderful pages and photo's! Have really enjoyed reading and looking at photo's of the Residenz, statues, frescoes, the Marienkapelle, so much beauty, really this town is a must visit in my books!

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    Excellent page and great photos. Sono sbalordita per il romanico adesso! Hope to try those restaurants too. Thanks Cristian!

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    The residenz is definitly attracting, but what i found definitly unique and special is the Dom St.Kilian.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    The Marienberg Castle looks likie the Wawel Castle in Poland .... very nice buildings and architecture here with the interior of the Dom St.Kilian being so impressive...Norman :)

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Thank you for a wonderful page, Cristian. I thought that photography was not allowed in the Residenz. How did you do it? Or is it now allowed? Regards, Kate

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Lovely page, the residenz reminds of Schonbrunn ;-)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2008 at 1:07 AM

    Fine photos on your travelogues and tips, and interesting information on art history! I learned a lot from reading this page, even though I have been to Würzburg a few times myself.

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