"Würzburg: Bishops, Professors and Bocksbeutel" Top 5 Page for this destination Würzburg by Kathrin_E
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Würzburg, the centre of lower Franconia, has been the seat of a Bishop since the early middle ages - it is a very catholic town. It is also the seat of a renowned old university, and thousands of students make any town young and lively. The hills around the Main valley with the fortress opposite the old town and the surrounding vineyards and forests form a pretty landscape.
Unfortunately one single air raid in World War II smashed 90% of the old town within 20 minutes. Hence little of the historical architecture is really authentic. However, the old town has been rebuilt well. Würzburg is a charming place.
This spring I stayed in Würzburg for six days in a row. I was attending a big art history congress. Apart from lectures this congress, due to its subject, also involved some museum visits and guided tours. Besides, the spring weather was simply too gorgeous to spend the whole day in a dark lecture hall, so I escaped now and then to go sightseeing. And I granted myself an extra day.
I did not run out of things to do, could have filled even more time. Würzburg is fine for a day trip, but staying longer than just a day is an even better idea.
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