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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 2013
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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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We live right by the fortress and love to go up there for walks. It overlooks the whole city and it's so relaxing to sit on the old fortress wall and take in the scenery.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I visited this place during winter so the castle still closed, but you can still walking around the castle. The castle itself not as great as other castle and it is counted as small castle. But the scenery from above is magnificent and you can see the whole city from above. it's kinda tiring to go up but it worth... More

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Netanya, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Even though it was cold and windy we stroled around and enjoyed the place and the views. A must when you visit Wurzburg.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

First of all, TripAdvisor pinned the wrong place on its map for this attraction, which ruined my initial plan for my Würzburg visit! The fortress is actually across the river, not in the town centre! It took me about 20 minutes to climb the hill to get to the fortress, then found out that everything's closed, including the church in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

If you visit Wurzburg at night then the lit up view of the Fortress on the hill and the Kappelle to the left is unforgetable and wets the appetite for a visit. The Fortress itself does not disappoint. Their are two museums, one shows the living quarters of the former Bishops Palace and the other a varied collection of exhibits... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This massive palace/fortress is a bit of an uphill walk from below but the views from the walls surrounding the fortress are worth it. Just imagine how much work went into building this place over the centuries and then rebuilding it after 1945. Recommended.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

It's not the easiest walk you'll get in Germany but the views are great and once inside the Fortress there is certainly more to look at than you expect when first viewing from the river. We didn't do the Museum tour, so cannot offer comment, but are glad we made the effort and have some nice photos as our souvenir... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We hiked to the Fortress. Fortunately we went via the vineyards which was a roundabout route but a gradual incline compared to taking the steep stairs via the front. On hot days figure out how to take transportation up (maybe also down). After spending 2 weeks throughout the Black Forest and Bavaria, the Marienburg Fortress just rates so so. We... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This Fortress overlooking Wurzburg is well worth the time getting there, museum is inside, parking is very good

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I liked the gardens a lot. The scenery of Main from the fortress was very nice. The colorful autumn leaves added a lot to the scenery.

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