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Marienburg Fortress

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Address: Festung Marianburg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Description: This castle, the city's most prominent symbol since the 12th century...
This castle, the city's most prominent symbol since the 12th century, includes a museum, restaurant and formal gardens.
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Fortress Marienburg has a rich history.

Fortress Marienburg has a rich history. Recently he suffered at the end of WW2. Today's appearance is the last adjustment after that war. My photos show a nice overall look of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fortress Marienburg has a rich history. Recently he suffered at the end of WW2. Today's appearance is the last adjustment after that war. My photos show a nice overall look of the city.

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Itzehoe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Marienberg Fortress (Festung Marienberg) is a landmark on the left bank of the Main river. The mighty Fortress Marienberg served as a home of the local prince-bishops for nearly five centuries. Most current structures date to the Renaissance and Baroque periods, but the foundations of the chapel go back to the 8th century. It is well worth a visit -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went to hannover for a fair and also spent the weekend in the area. We rented a car and went on daytrips from our Hannover hotel every day. The first day we chose to drive out to the Marienburg castle, about a 35-40 minutes drive from central Hannover. We really enjoyed to drive there, it is a nice and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

You can't go to Wurzburg and not visit the Fortress. It's quite a steep walk, but buses are available. There's lots to see, including museums and wonderful photo opportunities and views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I found this place majestic from the outside but nothing special from the inside. Don't get me wrong is a lot to see, museums and history, but more than half of the building closed from the public. But what you have to see is the view from the gardens to the city! Wow! That's breathtaking! Parking is close and buses... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Amazing!! The shear size of Marienburg is spectacular. It's situated on a hill which offers a commanding view of the city below and the vineyards off in the distance. There's a small restaurant/pub on the property with lots of outdoor seating. We enjoyed an order of chips with some great beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Above the city, you have a big fortress, what is still small enough to walk around and visit the highlights. The museums inside and the panoram of Würzburg is worth to see. You can get to the fortress by normal city bus from the Rezidenzplatz. Don't miss it!

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is one massive fortress. Very interesting and for the walking challenged, as I am, you CAN drive nearly to the top. Do NOT stop and park when you see the first parking area. My partner went to the first car park and came up to get me. Seems there is a bus tour you can take around the various... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

For English speaking tourists. English translation was minimal then ceased altogether about half way through so we found ourselves in amazing locations with genuine artefacts but having little idea of how the space/items linked to the fortress or period. Such a shame, but if you speak German, highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The fortress looks large from Wurzburg but after climbing a lot of steps to get there you realize that it is huge. It also has commanding views on Wurzburg and the whole valley. The exterior of the place is the main attraction since there is not much to see inside the so called museum. Opening hours are frustratingly staggered with... More 

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Address: Festung Marianburg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Lower Franconia  >  Wurzburg

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