"Falkenhaus, Ladekran & more in Wuerzburg" Top 5 Page for this destination Germany Things to Do Tip by globetrott
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Half a day in Wuerzburg is the minimum, but a full day would be better, as you can see on my photographs :
1) Alter Ladekran was built by one of the sons of Balthasar Neumann and it was ment for the easy loading of the ships with the local wine. This crane works by "human power" with the help of a treadwheel (Tretrad) in combination with several hand pulley blocks / (Flaschenzug)
This old crane is one of the most popular sights of Wuerzburg, a great place to take photographs of the castle Marienberg and the river Main.
2) Falkenhaus is the name of this beautiful building with ornate Rokkoko-stucco-works all over the facade and it dates back to the year 1751, when it was the "Gasthof zum Falken" (a restaurant and hotel). Nowadays you will find the Tourist-Information inside this building !
3)Alte Mainbruecke is the old stone-bridge, dating back to 1473. In the beginning this bridge had gates at both sides, but those had been removed in 1730 and these wonderful stone-sculptures were added at the same time.
Alte Mainbruecke is the only way to get across the river in the very centre, the fastest way to get from the townhall to Marienberg castle.
4)Festung Marienberg is the giant fortification that was built around a church (Marienkirche) on top of the mountain right above the northern bank of the river Main. While the church dates back to the year 706 the castle Marienberg dates back to the year 1200.
This castle was built as a safe place for a retreat , when enemies approached Wuerzburg.
5) The townhall of Wuerzburg consists of various old buildings,the oldest of them dating back to 1256. Grafeneckart is the name of the building with the tower and the city of Wuerzburg bought it in 1316 as a symbol of their independance from the prince-bishop.
Wenzelsaal is the ornate hall in Grafeneckart,that was used by the mayor but I am not sure wether tourists are able to see it or not.
Directions: All of these places are in Wuerzburg in the northern part of Bavaria. You will find Würzburg on your map between Nuernberg and Frankfurt or Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
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