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Marienburg Fortress

Festung Marianburg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 44 attractions in Wurzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Dining
Description: This castle, the city's most prominent symbol since the 12th century, includes a museum, restaurant and formal gardens.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is the counterpart to the Residenz in Wurzburg it is something completely different and is worth spending a day alone to visit and explore it. It is made up of so many elements which are all worth seeing together they are astounding. Make sure you have good shoes it will mean a lot of walking but it is worth... More

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

You can get to see the breathtaking view of Wurzburg (the beautiful bridge and the town centre) from the Prince Garden located in the premise of the fortress. Access to the Prince Garden is free of charge.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We'll worth the long walk up thru the park, for both the views over Wurzburg & the scale & detail of the fortress. A pity that the little chapel only has access into the vestibule but the detail of the burial stones on the floor & the altars is tremendous

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A beautiful old fortress atop a hill with a breathtaking view of the city of Würzburg. This was one of our stops on our Romantic road trip thru south Germany. The fortress is from 13 century AD & overlooks the river Main. We drove almost to the top where there are parking facilities available for 3€ for 24 hours. From... More

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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96 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Marienberg Fortress is built on the place where the first German church was built, named after the Mother of God (around 706). 11th c. Marienkirche (St.Mary's Church) still is the oldest part of the Fortress. The fortifications began around 1200 and were improved until 1719 when the Prince-Bishops who lived here for 5 centuries began building the Residenz. The fortress... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Marienburg, being built on top of the city, provides astounding views of Würzburg and is worth the visit to have a look around. The grounds are also a nice place for a visit, a picnic, or a bottle of wine or some beers with friends, what local students do quite often :) The palace is definitely not worth the visit,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Brief one-night stop in Wurzburg last summer. Had intended to visit the Festung but arrived too late in the afternoon so decided against it. However, the following morning I woke at around 5.30am and couldn't get back to sleep so took a stroll up there. Fantastic! Obviously no one around but to my surprise the gardens, ramparts and courtyards were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I just took advantage of the bus that runs from the palace to here to get the excellent views of the rivet, the city and the vineyards. As it was a Sunday morning there was the added attraction of multiple church bells ringing their 15-minute peals.

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Venice, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

First of all, if you have a car, drive up the hill and my goodness do not walk, unless you are younger, then of course hike up that hill, we did many times when we were younger. But being seniors now, we drive up, park the car and take a stroll around the castle and try to get to the... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Marienburg is a fantastic attraction. The hike to the top is well worth the view of the entire city of Wurzburg. You can walk through the gardens, visit museums, or just stroll along the castle walls. Definitely worth the visit!

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