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Marienburg Fortress

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Address: Festung Marianburg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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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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Stunning Views

If you can survive the hike to the Fortress you will be amply rewarded with the stunning views of the surrounding City and Countryside. While in the area you must follow with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can survive the hike to the Fortress you will be amply rewarded with the stunning views of the surrounding City and Countryside. While in the area you must follow with a visit to the Wurzburg Residence and Court Gardens. This magnificent old world palace took over 60 years to complete, finally in 1780. The ceiling Fresco's above the... More 

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remember you need at least 2 hours to visit the castle as you need to climb up there. It offers a great view of the city. It is nothing special if you compare to great fortress with other cities, but if you happen to go to Wurzberg this is a must go place in order to see the whole of... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many ways to walk to the castle, they have car access to the top too, but I am big fan to walking around where you can take city and castle pictures from different angles. You can visit outside for free or guided payed including some internal areas.

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Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is for sure a place you want to visit if you are in the region. First, it offers an amazing view over the whole city. If you have sunny or clear weather of course - breathtaking! Second, it is pretty well preserved, which means you can clearly understand its structure and functionality - gets you the feeling of going... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The views of the city of Wurzburg from the fortress are great. When we went everything was closed so we were unable to see inside any of the buildings. Walking around the grounds I was only really impressed with the size.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Marienburg Fortress a great building viewed from Wurzburg. Tough to get to. Solid views of the city and Main river. If you are going to make the climg to the fortress on foot, be sure to check the hours ahead of time.

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Leavenworth, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This fortress high above the city was built 1201, although it was remodeled into a Renaissance castle in 1600. After Adolf's conquest of Sweden in 1631, it was expanded into a baroque fortress with royal gardens Usually closed on Mondays, this is a must see. Some walking. Need sturdy shoes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Steep walk up there although you can drive or take public transporttion. Went on a Monday and in the winter they are closed on Monday. Only saw the outside. Views from the castle overlooking the city is worth the walk.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

It was a damp, overcast day outside so there weren't many people and no English tour available. Very unlikely to happen again. This is a really amazing place with great views. Glad we went on a not so crowded day because this is one of the most visited places in Germany.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This magnificent fortress, lying on the top of a hill, and visible from anywhere in the city, was the residence of the prince-bishops betwixt 1253 and 1719. The renaissance castle is the result of the transformation of a medieval one. In the court there is a round keep of the 13th century, the renaissance well building and the Virgin round... More 

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