"Fortress Marienberg" Fortress Marienberg Tip by Polly74

Fortress Marienberg, Würzburg: 30 reviews and 71 photos

  The fortress court
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Originally fortified retreat of the Hallstatt period (about 1000 b.C.).
706: consecration of the Marienkirche.
1200: foundation of the fortress.
1253 ? 1719: residence of the Princebishops.
1482: main castle was encircled by medieval ring-wall with the Scherenberg gate.
1600: Julius Echter rebuilt the fortress into a Renaissance palace, Echter bastion was built.
The charming fountain temple above the deep well (104 meter) was built simultaneously. After the conquest by Gustav Adolf of Sweden in 1631, the fortress was reconstructed as a Baroque fortification and a princely park was laid out.

Directions: April - October:
Tue - Sun 10 am - 5 pm,

November - March:
Tue - Sun 10 am - 4 pm,

(final admission 30 minutes before closing time).

Adults EUR 3,-
groups of 20 and more EUR 2,-
students EUR 1,50

Phone: ++49 (0)9 31/ 20 59 40

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 26, 2004
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