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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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Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a excellent guide . You will see areas only available on this tour. Well worth the 10€. The crypt and well were amazing.

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Ansbach, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I entered my review into the this castle's garden, Furstengarten Marienberg, so I apologize for repeating myself but I want to make sure you all get great information! We took a day trip to this castle on a Sunday, September 28th, 2014. Finding an address that would show up in our GPS was a bit tricky, but eventually we found... More

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Woodstock, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I loved this fortress. We were driving and missed the parking lot at the front but by going around to the top parking, we had little climbing to do. The parking lot is inside the fortress walls and is pretty awesome just on its own. There are decent WCs right there. A short walk took us to the fortress which... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had only one day to visit both the Marienburg Fortress and the Residenz, it was rainy but it was now or never. I don't regret it. The climb is steep but doable. We saw a lot of older people climbing with us. But I noticed many had "nice shoes". You should not wear nice shoes when you are a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I loved it, from start to finish. The climb up wasn't too bad, lots of steps but not too steep. And the view once we got to the top was unbelievable! The trek from the train station was worth it just for that view! The castle itself was just magical and ancient. I wish more of the inside of the... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Amazing castle, it felt really special. I loved everything, from the vineyards that cover a part of the hill from the flower garden, from the massive architecture to the lovely park that surrounds the fortress itself - with the right weather it was lovely to relax on the field.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What an amazing structure, stunning gardens and the view of Wurzburg? To die for. Don't leave this beautiful city without a visit.

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Lubbecke, Germany
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Marienburg Fortress is another must for the Wurzburg visitor. Don't be put off by the climb. A sign at the bottom of the hill suggests it takes 20 minutes - it took us ten - but this all depends on age, fitness and how many breaks you take. The climb up certainly adds to the picture of just how... More

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Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great old fortress, well worth the climb. The views from the top are awesome. Loved having a look around and also went into the museum. There didn't seem to be too many people taking the time to stroll around the museum and it is really well worth the small entrance fee.

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Portsmouth, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We loved the views, the castle grounds, the exhibition - although the model of wurzburg after it had been blitzed was shocking and sad - and the walk down! The only downside (?) was the walk up but we took it slow and let everyone pass us. : ) There is a reatsurant which we didn't use and a shop... More

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