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Juliusspital, Würzburg: 7 reviews and 22 photos

  The relief
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  • The relief - Würzburg
      The relief
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  • Bishop Julius, the founder - Würzburg
      Bishop Julius, the founder
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  • Orphaned children - Würzburg
      Orphaned children
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  • Treatment of injuries - Würzburg
      Treatment of injuries
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  • A doctor visiting a patient - Würzburg
      A doctor visiting a patient
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Juliusspital was founded by Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, Prince Bishop of Würzburg 1573-1617, in 1576. The original renaissance buildings burned down in 1699 and were replaced by the present baroque complex. About the only remains of the first hospital are two reliefs which are on display on the walls of the passage through Fürstenbau. One shows the founder's coat of arms, the other is a lot more interesting: it illustrates the purposes of the foundation.

The hospital was to take care of sick and injured people of all social classes and wounded soldiers. At the same time it served as a home for poor old people in need and for foundlings and orphaned children. All these are depicted in the scenes on the relief.

The large figure on the right is the founder, bishop Julius, kneeling and praying for his foundation and the inmates.

Directions: In the gateway through Fürstenbau

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  • Written Jul 15, 2011
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