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Address: Festung Marianburg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Activities: Dining
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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Massive Fortress

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
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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Narre Warren, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had problems finding our way to this attraction. We followed the directions on our map only to find a sign advising this route was closed. We then tried a different route but ran out of signs and finished up walking a long distance out of our way. Once we found the fortress we were impressed with the incredible size... More 

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Winchester, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We walked up to the castle and back and the views were worth it. You can also get there by bus but the walk was good exercise. The museum had a lot of good historical artifacts and information. A delightful way to spend a couple hours in the morning

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South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our guide did an excellent job showing us rooms that you normally would not get to see without a tour. We took the bus from the Residenz and also took the bus back to town. It would have been quite a hike up the hill otherwise. This fortress was absolutely beautiful and interesting. The view of town was fabulous. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is well worth the visit. Take the number 9 bus up the hill, and then its a nice walk down back into town. Fantastic views from the top. 2 interesting museums within the complex, but loads of other free things to see as well. Restaurant was horrid with dismal service, so take your own picnic if the weather is... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The fortress has an interesting history. But even if you aren't particularly interested in that, the climb to the top is worth the effort for the superb panoramic views of the city, the river, and its surrounds.

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Seattle, Washington
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152 reviews 152 reviews
5 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is an imposing fortress with a remarkable, old history. The views of the city are magnificent, and a good restaurant offers relaxation. But most importantly, the Marienfestung also houses the Mainfränkische Museum which contains stunning sculptures and woodcarvings of Tilman Riemenschneider, a Late-Gothic artist whose work is one of the jewels of Würzburg.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very nice for a walk from Wurzburg to the castle, nice restaurant inside with terrace good wine an views with also good service. A good place to take pictures of Wurzburg city.

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

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