Wurzburg as the capital of lower Franconia rated a Bishop( a prince Bishop) and it was this influence that created a magnificent baroque palace that borrowed heavily from the French Court. Built from 1720 to 1744 and designed by Balthasar Neumann, this palace had some 350 rooms, and today about 10 are open to the public. During WW2 allied bombing damaged both wings but fortunately the main body was missed. The Grand Staircase with it's unsupported vaulted ceiling was frescoed by Giovanni Tiepolo and what a job he did. A visit here is worth just this alone.It's a great shame they don't allow photographs. One special room is the mirror room, recently refurbished at about three and a half million euros and using five pounds of gold leaf.
The palace has a lovely garden attached and a walk here down the gravel path bordered by the flower beds is recommended.
The garden entrance is framed by a pair of baroque wrought iron gates, don't miss these!
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