Neumünster Würzburg

Church in Würzburg

Neumünster Würzburg
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The Neumünster is a historic church located in Würzburg, Germany. Its name translates to “New Monastery” in English. The church holds great significance in the city’s history and is renowned for its impressive architectural features and cultural importance. Originally founded as a Benedictine monastery in the 11th century, the Neumünster has undergone several transformations over the centuries. The current structure dates back to the 18th century when it was rebuilt in the Baroque style after the previous building was destroyed by a fire in 1745.

It was here that three Irish missionaries tried to convert the local Duke Gosbert to Christianity and died for it. Today you can see statues of the three missionaries around the church. The most famous of the three is St. Kilian, now patron Saint of Würzburg. You can visit his tomb in the crypt, a place said to vibrate with positive energy and many pilgrims come here to be healed.

The Neumünster’s architectural design is characterized by its grandeur and ornate decorations. Its façade features intricate stucco work, sculptural details, and elegant columns, all reflecting the lavish style of the Baroque period. The church’s interior is equally stunning, with its splendid frescoes, gilded altars, and elaborate ceiling paintings, creating a truly awe-inspiring atmosphere.

Aside from its architectural beauty, the Neumünster holds cultural significance as a venue for concerts and musical events. The church’s remarkable acoustics make it a favoured location for performances, particularly of classical music. Visitors have the opportunity to attend concerts and experience the harmonious sounds within the church’s magnificent setting.

The Neumünster is also known for its connection to the annual Würzburg Mozart Festival. This renowned festival celebrates the works of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and features various concerts and performances held in significant venues throughout the city, including the Neumünster.

Visitors to the Neumünster can appreciate its architectural splendor, admire the impressive artworks within, and experience the cultural vibrancy that emanates from this historic site. Whether attending a concert or simply exploring the church’s rich history, the Neumünster offers a captivating destination for those interested in art, music, and the cultural heritage of Würzburg.

Visiting Neumünster Würzburg


6am-6:30pm Mon-Sat, from 8am Sun

Address: Neumünster, Würzburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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