Posted by: debrakolkka | October 17, 2010

Wonderful Wurzburg

I had 2 delightful guides in the form of Mike and Anita to show me the sights of Wurzburg.

 

Mike and Anita

 

Wurzburg is the capital of lower Franconia and one of the lovliest Baroque cities in Germany.  It is in the valley of the Main River and surrounded by vine covered hills which looked magnificent on a beautiful autumn day.

 

Wurzburg and vineyards

 

90% of the city was destroyed just before the end of WWII.  The raid only lasted 20 minutes but caused immense damage.  Luckily for us almost every structure has been lovingly restored.

We had lunch at an excellent restaurant beside the river and wandered along the banks afterwards.

 

on the bank of the Main River

 

 

'Old Kranken'

 

 

the old bridge

 

 

keeping watch from the bridge

 

The World Heritage listed Wurzburg Residence is incredibly  beautiful.  The gardens are glorious and put on an excellent autumn show for us.  The residence itself is open to visitors for a small fee – and you must do this.  Unfortunately photos are not allowed inside or I would be able to show you the detailed restoration of the elaborate rooms and exquisite art and sculpture.  A dramatic staircase leads upstairs to huge rooms beautifully decorated and filled with art, but the rooms themselves are the treasures.

 

Wurzburg Residence

 

 

the gardens of the Residence

 

 

and again

 

 

in the garden

 

 

more garden

 

 

how lovely!

 

 

autumn colour

 

 

Isn't it gorgeous?

 

As well as the gardens of the residence Wurzburg has beautiful parks I was itching to walk through.  The winding paths were inviting me to walk in and admire the autumn trees.

Keeping watch over Wurzburg is the Fortress Festung Marienburg.  It is just what you imagine a medieval fortress to look like.  I can see Robin Hood and Maid Marion to feel quite at home here – except that it is Germany and not England.  It would make a great film set.

 

the entrance to the fortress

 

 

the edge of the fortress

 

 

in the courtyard

 

Rapunzel has obviously just stepped out for a beer and a pretzel.

 

 

Rapunzel's tower

 

 

Rapunzel was not very tall

 

 

late afternoon

 

 

leaving the fortress

 

Thank you Anita and Mike for a perfect Wurzburg day.


Responses

  1. Its beautiful Deb Thank you

    Russ

  2. Thanks Deb., I’m always excited where your showing off each post…, never been to beautiful Wurzburg, so this ones a treat.

  3. Great place to visit! You are a great gadabout teaching us about wonderful places to visit. It looks at though you had a lovely time.

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