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The Residenz

Residenzplatz 2, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49(0)931/355170
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Ranked #1 of 44 attractions in Wurzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This palace served as the home for Würzburg's powerful prince-bishops during the Enlightenment and is known for its extravagant artistic design and... more » Owner description: This palace served as the home for Würzburg's powerful prince-bishops during the Enlightenment and is known for its extravagant artistic design and Baroque architecture. « less
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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

I've been to several castles and palaces throughout Europe, so I wasn't expecting much, but the rooms in The Residenz were really special in their own way. There is a lot of artistic detail to appreciate, and the tour gave a lot of interesting information that you would have not known otherwise. Our English tour started right on time at... More

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philadelphia
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The Residenz is an over-the-top vision of 17th century splendor. Every room is decorated to the hilt. What makes it even more impressive is that much of the Residenz was destroyed during WWII, but has been painstakingly rebuilt. There are ceiling frescoes from the master Tiepolo and gold and silver leafing everywhere! Chandeliers, marble floors and exquisite furnishings. I only... More

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Moscow, Russia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

There are only 3 English language guided tours each day in summer. Make sure you time your visit to catch one of the guided tours. The guides are excellent and point out many interesting details and astonishing optical illusions that you would definitely miss without their help. With the guided tour you also get privileged access to some rooms, for... More

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chester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

If you are in Wurzburg a visit to this building is a must. It has the most fantastic marble staircase and the colours in the ceiling paintings are so vivid, it is quite amazing. There is lots to see from room to room and the garden is lovely to walk around too.

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Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

For English speaking tourists, we would recommend you to take the English speaking guided tour of the Residenz at 11am, 3pm, and 4.30pm (This guided tour is complimentary when we pay the entrance fee of the Residenz). The tour guide that we encountered was lively and humourous. She gave a interesting and comprehensive commentary of the Residenz.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We were on a guided tour 20 minutes in palace, 20 minutes in shop and out to gardens for 10 minutes. Far to short to see and appreciate the whole experience . They don't allow photos ( so our guide said) don't know why. Beautiful place, if you are not with a tour try to find out best time to... More

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Hampshire
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a stunning building with a number of interesting features. I think you need the guided tiour to get the most from a visit.

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Ghent, Belgium
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Impressive building fortunately only partially destroyed at the end of the war in 1945 and restored to the original state. Go and look for yourself but if possible read something about the different rooms and artworks before. Join a guided tour (even if you don't understand the language) as these tours include areas not generally open to the public. Avoid... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful city sitting on the Main River. So many beautiful places to visit including the Residence. The gardens are stunning.

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ISTANBUL
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent ceiling paintings. 4 continents with 4 different point of view.. You may look at for hours.. UNESCO-World Heritage.

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