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Würzburg Residence, Wurzburg

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See the world's largest ceiling fresco at Würzburg Residence, the majestic residence of the prince-bishops of Würzburg. Constructed in the early 18th century, the palace combines aspects of French chateau and Viennese Baroque architecture. The fresco is above the palace's grand royal staircase. You can wander through the Imperial Hall with its stucco sculptures, colorful murals, and gold ornamentation. Although you must pay to enter the palace, you can roam the tranquil residence gardens free of charge. This site is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Plan to see Würzburg Residence and other attractions that appeal to you using our Wurzburg trip planner.
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  • Wurzburg is the start of the Romatische Strasse, and the Residenz totally sets the tone, transporting you back to the Romantic era of European history. (Well, romantic provided you were a count or... 
    Wurzburg is the start of the Romatische Strasse, and the Residenz totally sets the tone, transporting you back to the Romantic era of European history. (Well, romantic provided you were a count or...  more »
  • Of all the traveling I did in Germany and Europe, this was the only attraction that I went to that did not permit photography. The staff patrolling the Residenz are quick to enforce this rule. Sadly.....  more
    Of all the traveling I did in Germany and Europe, this was the only attraction that I went to that did not permit photography. The staff patrolling the Residenz are quick to enforce this rule. Sadly.....  more »
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  • Very impressive place with beautifully restored rooms, most of which were largely destroyed in 1945. Unfortunately you cannot take photos inside, which is even more a pity since the offering of photo material in the shop is rather limited. That's a real shame and it would foster interest in the history and beauty of the place if suitable photographic memories were possible and available.
  • Not just another palace! If you're thinking of skipping because you've seen so many, reconsider. The inside is truly stunning. The ceiling paintings, the mirror room, and the pink marble "ballroom" are on another level. This is what all other palaces aspire to be, and photos do not do it justice. It's both a crime and a blessing that photos aren't allowed. For once I can put away my camera and all its distractions, not feel the need to rush for the best photos, and just use my own eyes to really appreciate the masterpiece that is this palace. Take your time and study all the details. Even if you read all the painting placards, it doesn't take too long, and it really enriches the experience. Midday is a nice time to come, to waste away the hot hours. Save the gardens for when it's cool, earlier or later in the day. They're open longer. If you use the lockers, be sure to keep some money with you. The gift shop is upstairs near the end of the tour.

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