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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After reading reviews here, we made plan to drive up (parking at the top is 1€ after 6pm) and see views of city from the fortress. The fortress was closed but you can walk around the outside and still have beautiful panoramic views of Wurzburg. Only mistake we made was not bringing a bottle of wine and something to eat.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you come to the wonderful Wurzburg, Germany area, one of the two locations that you must visit, besides the Residenz, is the Marienburg Castle. You will be rewarded with great views of all of downtown Wurzburg, and the Main River and surrounding vineyards as well. Be sure to pay the nominal fee and go through the museum inside of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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