Marienberg Fortress

Castle in Würzburg

Festung Marienberg
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Marienberg Fortress is a prominent castle that dominates the skyline of Würzburg. The fortress was built on a hill overlooking the city, and its construction began in the late 12th century. Over the centuries, it was expanded and modified several times, including significant additions in the Renaissance and Baroque styles.

Today, the fortress is a popular tourist attraction and serves as a museum. Visitors can tour the castle’s various rooms and exhibits, which include displays on the history of the fortress, the bishops of Würzburg, and the art and culture of the region. One of the highlights of the fortress is the panoramic view of Würzburg and the surrounding area from the castle walls.

In addition to its historical and cultural significance, Marienberg Fortress also played a role in World War II. The castle was heavily damaged during Allied bombing raids in 1945, but it was rebuilt in the years following the war. Today, it stands as a symbol of Würzburg’s resilience and enduring cultural heritage.

The Marienberg Fortress appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Würzburg!

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Visiting Marienberg Fortress


tours 11am, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm Tue-Sun, plus 10am & 1pm Sat & Sun mid-Mar–Oct, 11am, 2pm & 3pm Sat & Sun Nov–mid-Mar


Tour adult/child €3.50/free

Address: Marienberg Fortress, Würzburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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