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Day 2
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It's called the "Pearl of the Romantic Road," for the beautiful buildings erected for the city's succession of prince-bishops. Alas, much of it was destroyed during the Second World War, but many buildings have been restored to their former splendor.
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  • Architecture
  • Great Drive
  • History


  • Considered one of Europe's most sumptuous palaces, the Residence was built in 1719 for the prince-bishops of Würzburg. With giant frescoes and marble rooms, it does not disappoint.
  • The Main-Franconian Museum is an interesting peek into the city's history. The collection has everything from porcelain to antique toys and wine presses, all tucked inside the Marienburg Fortress.
  • The Juliusspital was built as a home for the sick in 1576, but now it serves as a restaurant, providing wine from the institution's own vineyard.


  • Würzburg's African Music Festival is held at the end of May.
  • The Mozart Festival is held in mid-June.

Side Trips

  • The Chapel of our Lord, south of Creglingen, is a 33-foot-tall depiction of the ascension of the Virgin Mary and was built in the early 1600s.

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