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This castle, the city's most prominent symbol since the 12th century, includes a museum, restaurant and formal gardens.
Festung Marienberg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 931 3551750
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All reviews walk up worth the climb number bus the river views are great worth the effort nice walk walk around city centre old town tilman riemenschneider interesting history guided tour prince bishops fortress vineyards museum
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tip for drivers: Drive all the way to the top. There are car parks there too, and avoid trekking up. No entry charges except for the parking.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MrTBS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great destination. Actually there is public parking at the top. The ascent on foot is sporty but doable. The castle complex is completely preserved and worth seeing. View over Würzburg is great. The best you do not have to pay anything.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gevge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first priority today was to climb up to the fortress above the hostel called Festung Marienberg. It was quite a long climb, but well worth it. The fortress consists of several courtyards and surrounding buildings, including two or three museums, a conference center, a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JCPetty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

from the Alte Mainbruecke you get beautiful views up to Marienburg Fortress, especially at night when it is dramatically illuminated. Drive up there with your car, park it, walk around the grounds it is very impressive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erfurt
Reviewed 21 January 2019

A must do if visiting Wurzburg. The walk thru the vineyard is beautiful and provides spectacular views of Wurzburg.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2019

We had some free time on our Viking Cruise so we walked up to the fortress. It was fairly busy even in November and there were several school groups. Our visit was to the exterior and courtyard There are signs around in English and German...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roy E
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The fortess is part of the great wall of Nurmberg. It is one of the best reserved wall in Germany. It is worth visiting it and search for the past glory of the city. It offers a vantage point of the city

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bit299
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Going to the fortress is an easy walk from the city centre. There is a beautiful bridge with many tourists taking photos of the bridge with statues. You will see the beautiful vineyards of Wurtzburg in the background and see the unique beautiful views of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deekircher21
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

The climb is a cardiac experience, but worth it in the end. We didn’t enter any of the buildings, but there was plenty to see and to be amazed at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mymaschere
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Worth the 30 hour hike from Würzburg city up here. You get to passby a generously spacious grapeyard and up there a wonderful view awaits.

Date of experience: August 2018
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7 March 2018|
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Response from graeme A | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the fortress we walked through the side streets. Yes, there are steps and it is a little challenging but if you take your time it is certainly worth the visit. Reasonably priced as well for entry. We visited... More
7 March 2018|
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Response from kjensw | Reviewed this property |
Climbing the hill is a lot of work, maybe better to catch a bus or taxi uphill and walk back to town downhill.
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4 February 2018|
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Response from Deborah H | Reviewed this property |
This answer may be a little late however, I cannot remember the cost of entry but it is not that expensive maybe 10 - 12 euros. We walked up and found it strenuous but the views were wonderful. I think the town generally... More