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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I took the tour of this fortress with my relatives and the guide was very informative. Although, if you can't speak German, you should probably bring a friend with you who can because when I went they did not have a guide that can do tours in English. Just a warning!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Worth the walk up to the top. We had the opportunity to bus it up from the Residenz but elected to walk. Not a hard walk, about 20 minutes. but be aware on a hot day. This way you get to see the magnificent features of the fortress as you climb. Views are very good from all around fortress and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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Leavenworth, Kansas
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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