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  • BobN06
    Avondale, PA713 contributions
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    Amazingly well restored palace that was heavily damaged during WWII. Even has an area that shows the original damage and pays tribute to the restoration. Grand rooms with exquisite furnishings, reminiscent of Versailles (but better in terms of furnishings). Going with a guide is a must to make sure that you note all the key features of the main rooms.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • Travel with Sean
    Madison, WI536 contributions
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    Alte Mainbrücke was the first bridge built over the Main in Würzburg. It has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, most recently in the 18th Century. Now it is a popular place to enjoy being outside, meet up with friends/loved ones and maybe have a glass of Frankonian wine (there is a shop on the edge of the bridge that sells glasses of Frankonian wine).
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • BobN06
    Avondale, PA713 contributions
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    This was the palace of the prince bishops prior to the Residenz, beginning in the mid-13th century. As you can see from the Residenz, these prince bishops like to do everything on a grand scale. A bit of a hike up but the slower path around the outer walls and along the vineyards makes it much more interesting. Due to restoration work you can only tour the interior with a guided tour that leaves on the hour. Even without the tour there are great views of the town and the river from the outer walls.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • BobN06
    Avondale, PA713 contributions
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    Excellent stop while visiting the Residenz. Beautiful interior with three interlocking domes. Mirrors on the interior walls to mimic windows. Interesting how it was built without destroying the symmetry of the main building.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia34,148 contributions
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    Würzburg Cathedral is the fourth Romanesque cathedral in Germany after Mainz, Speyer and Worms. Having visited Speyer and Worms before, I had the opportunity to compare. At the same time, it is one of the most destroyed cathedrals in Germany during the Second World War. The cathedral is dedicated to the Irish preacher St. Kilian, buried in the cathedral. St. Kilian baptized Gosbert, Duke of Franconia in the 7th century, but was killed by his wife while he was on a campaign. , However, the dedication did not take place until 1967. For 9 centuries before that, the cathedral was dedicated to St. Andrew. The current cathedral was built in 1040-1075 on the site of two previous burned-down cathedrals. In the process, it was rebuilt and acquired a baroque appearance with a large number of panels and sculptures. Most of this we will never see again. The cathedral burned down on March 16, 1945, along with almost all of Würzburg in a firestorm. Despite the absence of military enterprises in the city, 225 Lancasters of the Royal Air Force purposefully destroyed the city with incendiary bombs in order to terrorize the civilian population and break the will to resist. 5,000 people were burned during the bombing. Interestingly, after 20 days, American troops entered the city... The cathedral, badly damaged by fire, collapsed in 1946. Most of the masterpieces of medieval cathedral art (Hans Bühler, Heinrich Schönfeld, Oswald Onghers) burned down in the fire. The British also burned the altar of Tilman Riemenschneider. A significant part of what is in front of us is the reconstruction of the 1950s and 60s. There are surviving sculptures and tombstones. The missing paintings and sculptures are trying to compensate with modern ones. It is unusual to see a Jewish "Menorah" by Andreas Moritz in a Catholic cathedral. But this, of course, in no way can compensate for what has been lost...
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia34,148 contributions
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    In the Middle Ages, the Jewish community settled here around the swamp. In 1339, the citizens of Würzburg, accusing the Jews of the plague, burned down the Jewish quarter and built a Marienkapelle on the site of the synagogue in 1377 as an atonement. It has a whole collection of tombstones of Franconian knights and wealthy citizens, including the famous architect Balthazar Neumann, who built the Residence. The portal figures of Adam and Eve were created by the equally famous sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider. The second dominant of the square is the Hecker Fountain. Hecker in the Franconian dialect means a winegrower. It's no coincidence. that the Würzburg Wine Festival takes place here. And since November, the Christmas fair... In addition, tourists can be attracted by the turofis on the square. It is located in a beautiful Falkenhaus decorated in Rococo style. Earlier, since the XVII century, there was an inn here, which later became a hotel. In 1751, the hostess of the Meissner hotel decorated it with magnificent stucco. The reason was not only the desire to attract attention or aesthetic pleasure, but the desire to save money. According to the decree of the Archbishop of Würzburg, homeowners who built buildings in the Baroque style received an exemption from real estate tax for 7 years. This is the reason for the beauties of Würzburg, which were largely burned down during the British bombing on March 16, 1945...
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Travel with Sean
    Madison, WI536 contributions
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    Built over the location of a demolished Jewish synagogue, Marienkapelle, or St. Mary’s Chapel in English, was constructed between 1377 and 1480, and was intended as a burial place for the prince-bishops of Würzburg. It is not only a place of worship but also a cultural heritage site. Located in the Market Square, Marienkapelle and all of Market Square are located in what used to be the Jewish Quarter. In 1349, Jews were wrongly accused of causing an epidemic of the Plague. The Jewish quarter became a target for violence and hostility, and many Jews were killed. Some historians believe that the construction of Marienkapelle was in penance for the antisemitic violence and mass murder of Jews. It wasn't open when we were there.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary2,177 contributions
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    We climbed up to Marienberg Fortress and walked around. It has a rich history from about 1000 (St. Mary’s Church). After 1630 it was expanded into a Baroque fortress with royal garden. We liked the gates and towers, especially Kilian’s Tower and saw this wonderful garden. It’s amazing! And the view is breathtaking. A must-see site.
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • David N
    Hawthorne, CA5,030 contributions
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    There is a short (~45 minutes) tour for a fee, but it is only available in German. There is also no photography allowed on the tour. It was interesting in helping to understand the history of the area, but not a must-see. My review of the beautiful rococo garden is posted under the Hofgarten Veitshochheim listing.
    Written 16 November 2022
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  • Tony T
    Mississippi1,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place. No pics inside. Long hike up hill to get to church, but worth it if you do. I am glad I did.
    Written 15 September 2019
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  • Travel with Sean
    Madison, WI536 contributions
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    This is the location of where St. Killian was martyred for telling the Duke that he (theThe ceiling frescos of the Neumünster Church are of the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, and were painted in the 1720s. This church was part of the cathedral until it became its own parish in 1905. It's beautiful from the outside.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • BobN06
    Avondale, PA713 contributions
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    A true gem of a find while visiting the fortress. Contains many artefacts drawn from the local region – from beautifully preserved bronze age artefacts (including a necklace of human teeth) through church sculptures and frescos. The audio guide is free (just need to leave a 10 euro deposit) and is very informative.
    Written 22 June 2024
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