Würzburger Residenz, One of the most grandiose Baroque palaces

Barthasar Neumann Promenade
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After all, it is a characteristic of Germany.
The palace garden is very beautiful.


The most notable building in the Würzburg city center is the Residence, one of the most important examples of German Baroque architecture. It includes a palace, gardens, and a square, and was designed and built by Baroque architects Balthasar Neumann and Maximilian von Welsch in 1719. The Residence is the pinnacle of European feudal monarchy and also represents the residence of the Würzburg bishop and grand ducal palace. It features luxurious Baroque decorations, including a famous ceiling fresco painted by artist Tiepolo. The Residence was heavily damaged during World War II and has since been restored. It is located in the southeastern part of the old town, surrounded by the splendid Court Church and elegant Royal Gardens, which are open to visitors.

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There is a parking lot
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Barthasar Neumann Promenade
Opening hours
4 to October 9:00-18:00; November to March of the next year 10:00-16:30; the ticket office closes half an hour before. Closed on January 1st, Carnival Tuesday, December 24th to 26th. German guided tours are available during opening hours, with one tour every 20 minutes to an hour depending on the season. English guided tours are at 11:00 and 15:00 daily, and an additional tour is added at 16:30 from April to October.
Walking or taking bus No.12, 14, 20 or 28 from the train station to Mainfranken-Theater station.