"Mainfränkisches Museum" Top 5 Page for this destination Mainfränkisches Museum - at Marienberg Tip by Kathrin_E

  Eye to eye with a Riemenschneider saint
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Mainfränkisches Museum shows the art and culture of Würzburg and the surrounding region, hte part of Franconia along the Main valley. It owns a high-ranking collection of art treasures and must be considered the no. 1 among the museums in Würzburg.

The presentation involves the city's history and art from prehistoric times to the 19th century, paintings, sculptures, arts and crafts. A separate hall is dedicated to works by Tilman Riemenschneider; here you stand eye to eye with his saints and are able to have a close look at the details of his sculptures. The museum also owns the famous portrait of Balthasar Neumann with the plan of the Residenz. The second floor has an exhibition on regional folk art. A large vaulted hall on the ground floor assembles a row of huge wine presses and other items related to Franconian wine.

The museum was originally located downtown but the building was destroyed in the air raid of 1945. Luckily its collections had been safely stored. Soon after the end of the war a new domicile was found on Marienberg. Already in 1946 the museum was reopened. It occupies the former arsenal of the fortress and the vaults of the adjacent bulwark.

All details about opening hours, fees and tickets can be found up to date in the museum's website.

Website: http://www.mainfraenkisches-museum.de/englisch/start.htm

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  • Written Jun 11, 2011
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