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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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Superb Views and the Treasure of Riemenschneider

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This imposing fortress offers stunning views over Wurzburg. Dont miss visiting the museum. Furnished with paintings, tapestries and furniture of the period, and a rich collection of artefacts connected with its long history, the Marienberg Fortress is a must see.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Marienburg Fortress is a must see. It is quite a steep hike to the top but the views of Wurzburg from there are simply amazing. I have traveled quite a bit through western Europe and Wurzburg is by far my favorite city.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A climb up to this impressive castle. You can walk around the perimeter but couldn't go in as it was closed. Great views of the city from the castle walls.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Sadly the fortress was closed as with most things in Germany its still winter. The view from the top was worth the climb

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Impressive fortress which has been greatly restored its quite noticeable the difference in styles between residenz and fortress.. The views of the town below are great. The museums are much bigger and more interesting than expected and cover a very large time line of subjects

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was a very, very interesting place to see, the Marienburg Fortress overlooking the Main River in Wurzburg, Germany....you can catch the Bus in downtown Wurzburg and it will take you right to the gate......this old Fortress/Castle is very well preserved and has many attractions to see.....it also has the Marienburg Museum which has many old treasures....this is well worth... More 

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Weiden, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very enjoyable walk across the oldest bridge in Europe to the Fortress. Take your time as the walk from the city could prove moderately strenuous for some but worth the expended calories. Take your time enjoying the Fortress...should take no more than a few hours for the walk and to see the sights. Museum and other indoor attractions are Closed... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great walk up to the fortress which was easy enough and around its grounds with an amazing view of Wurzburg

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