Würzburg Residenz

Palace in Würzburg

Würzburg Residence
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The Würzburg Residenz is a Baroque palace located in Würzburg, Germany. It was commissioned by the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg, Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn, and was designed by the architect Balthasar Neumann. Construction of the palace began in 1720 and was completed in 1744.

The Würzburg Residenz is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Germany and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace features a grand staircase, numerous halls and rooms, and beautiful gardens. One of the most famous rooms in the palace is the White Hall, which is adorned with stunning frescoes painted by the artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

The palace also contains a large art collection, including works by Peter Paul Rubens and Diego Velázquez. Visitors can take guided tours of the palace and explore the various rooms and halls, as well as the gardens. The Würzburg Residenz is a popular tourist attraction and a must-see for anyone visiting Würzburg or the surrounding area.

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Visiting Würzburg Residenz


9am-6pm Apr-Oct, 10am-4.30pm Nov-Mar, 45min English tours 11am & 3pm, plus 1.30pm & 4.30pm Apr-Oct


adult/child €7.50/free

Address: Residenz Würzburg, Residenzplatz, Würzburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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