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The Residenz

Address: Residenzplatz 2, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)931/355170
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Romantic Germany: 7-Day Tour from Frankfurt to...
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Ranked #1 of 44 Attractions in Wurzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Wineries, Cultural
Activities: Wine tasting
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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 Baroque architecture.
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Charlottesville VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

They did a nice job restoring this. One wing is on the self guided tour and the other wing (I don't know how it varies) is only for group tours. Great gardens. Included in the Bavarian Castle pass.

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new rochelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you are stopping in Wurzburg, this is one stop you should definitely make. The building and artwork are outstanding. Also, take a look at the garden. The statues beneath and blended into the trees are interesting.

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Residenz was a beautiful attention and I wish we had posted for the guided tour. We paid to go around the inside on our own which limited the tons. There was fantastic details in every room and our was very beautiful. The gardens were gorgeous too walk around in and a great place to take a relaxing stroll. My... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've been to a lot of palaces in Europe, but the Residenz is a stunner! My only complaint is that we were not allowed to take photos, so I can't show you the beauty of the interior. The exterior seems clearly modeled on Versailles, but has a dull sheen to it, who while it is symmetrical and stately it's not... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This tour is worth a stop in Wurzburg if it is the only thing you do. The architecture, fresco paintings, stucco work, etc., is absolutely beautiful! The tour guide did a great job. Some of the palace survived the WWII bombing, but the rest is still decorated with all original artwork and furnishings, because they were able to move most... More

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Residenz is the most beautiful building in Wuerzburg and is a must visit. The big garden behind is also worth visiting. There are both English and German tours for inside of the building.

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Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I believe this is listed as one of the largest castles/palaces in Europe and it is certainly worth a visit. It's located on a walking loop tour of the old city and is easily accessible from all parts of the center. Some of the interior survived WWII bombing, with important decorative elements stored away from the palace and then returned... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Residenz is unmissable. Even though it´s not in the city centre, it´s only a few minutes walk, and if you have a car there´s a car park in front. This is one of the loveliest buildings I saw in Germany and the gardens are also beautiful. Definitely worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A must see while you are in Wurzburg. We visited the whole city in one day. The Residenz is one of the most important landmarks to see in Wurzburg, a must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We decided to join an English guided tour with free of charge, starting at 3pm, and we were so glad we did it. The guide's English was very easy to understand, and helped us to see some very interesting points which would miss completely if we did not join the tour. Also, the guide took us to rooms which were... More

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