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"Residenz" Residence - Residenz Tip by Eszter

Residence - Residenz, Würzburg: 56 reviews and 119 photos


The Residence, built from 1720-1744 according to plans of the genius Balthasar Neumann, is the main work of south German Baroque and one of the most important castles in Europe.

Wurzburg experienced its most prosperous period during the rule of the art-loving prince-bishops of the Schonborn family, for whom Balthasar Neumann built the "palace of palaces," the Wurzburg Residence, from 1719 to 1744. Balthasar Neumann from Eger (1687-1753) was in great demand as an architect throughout southern and western Germany in the mid-18th century. Finally, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the well-known Venetian, came to Wurzburg to embellish Neumann's great staircase and the Imperial Hall with gleaming gold. Tiepolo painted the vast fresco on the ceiling above the famous staircase, thereby creating the largest painting in the world.

In 1982, on account of its outstanding architectural significance, the Residence was placed on the UNESCO list of cultural treasures of the world.

Address: Balthasar-Neumann-Promenade
Phone: +49 9 31 / 35 51 70

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  • Updated May 4, 2004
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