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Mainfrankisches Museum

Address: Marienburg Fortress, Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0931/4-30-16
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Ranked #11 of 44 Attractions in Wurzburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

particularly good on early medieval artefacts, well set out and informative, gives a good overview on the area's past history and achievements

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Toronto, Canada
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165 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The museum is interesting, but what makes it special is the largest collection of carvings by Tilman Riemenschneider anywhere. He was a truly great worker in wood and stone, and it's wonderful to see so much of his work in one place, There are other things well worth seeing, including fine collections of porcelain and silver, as well as some... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Whilst it is in the Marienberg Fortress this museum needs to be visited in its own right partly because it is a large place and requires several hours to do it justice and partly because it is not just a museum and has a collection of paintings and sculpture that are of international value. The sculpture of Tilman Riemenschnieder 1460... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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212 reviews 212 reviews
51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Museum fee is included in Marienburg Festung entrance fee. Unfortunately we had to hurry through to make 1500 English tour of the fortress. Otherwise we would've taken our time to enjoy the museum thoroughly. Nonetheless, we were impressed with the wood carvings and other objects in this museum. Highly recommended when you visit this fortress.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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156 reviews 156 reviews
66 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Preparation of upcoming exhibition has meant that the museum is closed for 6 weeks. There are no signs to indicate this, neither in town, nor on the website, and you only discover it after you have hiked a very long way up a very steep hill, and find the door barred, with a notice in German only. Assuming you can... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Wonderful art and artifacts about Wurzburg and the life of prince-bishops. Worth visiting. You can see it in an hour but it's better if you have 2 hours. The furniture collection is worth seeing.

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Roscommon, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

a wonderful collection.You need to have at least a few hours to spare though

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Pleasanton, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

There is one room devoted to the wood carvings of Tilman Remienschneider that is wonderful. Be sure to see the frieze of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I have visited this museum many times and always enjoy going there and finding something new. Wonderful arts and cultural exhibits but my favorite part of the museum are the displays of arms, weapons, cannons and military regalia. Leave time in your tour of the fortress to take in this museum.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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648 attraction reviews
643 helpful votes 643 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

The Baroque armory houses the Mainfränkisches Museum. Outstanding collection of Franconian art, among others the world-famous sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider, pre-historic collection, testimonials of the Franconian wine culture, folklore section. Amongst the treasures: 1340/50 the Holy Trinity from the Würzburg Bürgerspital, 1550 Tomb of Eberhard von Ehingen, 1746 Epitaph for Friedrich Karl von Schönborn, many paintings (for example portrait of... More 

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