The Residenz

The Residenz, Wurzburg: Hours, Address, The Residenz Reviews: 4.5/5

The Residenz
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This palace served as the home for Würzburg's powerful prince-bishops during the Enlightenment and is known for its extravagant artistic design and Baroque architecture.
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2-3 hours
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany4,706 contributions
Garden visit
Jul 2021 • Friends
We did not go inside the building but rather only visited the gardens which were very beautiful in summer with many roses and other flowers. Centrally located in Wurzburg city. Each person can decide for themselves if they wish to view the palace from inside. For me it was enough to see the garden and photograph it from outside. Visit can be done in 10 minutes.
Written July 25, 2021
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GaultMillaut
Merzig, Germany38 contributions
Residenz Würzburg
Jul 2021
Never saw such a well maintain garden. Loved to stay there and saw the massive building. Next time in Würzburg again.
Written July 24, 2021
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R M
Karlsfeld, Germany1 contribution
Amazing on several levels! Size, Beauty, History, Art!
Sep 2020
The grand frescoes on the ceilings are amazing. The size of the rooms, and the art exhibits are great. There is a well done hint of the bombing tied in with photos throughout, and a nice story of an American lieutenant that helped protect the exposed art and architecture right after the bombing of the city.

The art works are remarkable. One note on one painting, of the taking down from the cross, The Lamentation, says two figures are supporting Jesus, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. The description totally misses a central figure in a flowing red robe, that would be the disciple John, the Evangelist who was the only disciple who was at the cross with Mary. The one figure supporting Jesus is likely Joseph of Arimathea since the painter has cleverly suggested a tomb in the background beside him, and Joseph had provided the tomb for Jesus. Small details missed in just one beautiful painting in a wonderful, beautiful, amazing collection and place.
Written October 22, 2020
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Emerson G
Jundiai, SP751 contributions
Incredible
Oct 2020 • Family
I saw some reviews and giving the demand that you cannot take pictures inside, I believed it would be a nice visit ... but was a nice a really good positive surprise .
Written October 11, 2020
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Christian S
Rudolfstetten, Switzerland194 contributions
Not to miss when in Würzburg!
Sep 2020
An outstanding and amazingly huge palace, a masterwork of Baroque and Rococo architecture. It was beautifully reconstructed after almost a total destruction by bombing of the Allied Forces in World War II. After many years of rebuilding it has been accepted to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beautiful paintings, mainly by Italian artists and the Imperial Hall are the major attractions of the Palace. Unfortunately during Covid-19-times, there were no guided tours around this very large palace, but you had to go on your own. However the way was very well signposted, so that you would not get lost. When in Würzburg, you MUST go to the Residenz, if you love history and arts!
Written September 26, 2020
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,764 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2020
A fantastic monument (completely rebuilt after the war) with the most stunning rooms, art, frescos and furniture. A must see!
Written September 24, 2020
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exploringwithjune
The Netherlands331 contributions
Gorgeous gardens and interesting interior
Jul 2020 • Couples
The Würzburg residence was the last major sight on our holiday. We'd seen tons of castles and palaces in our two weeks in Germany, and to be honest I didn't really expect to see something that new. Boy was I wrong!

The residence is centrally located, so you can just walk up from downtown. Depending from which direction you arrive you're either greeted by the imposing facade of the building, or the gorgeous gardens. The gardens are absolutely stunning, and really well maintained. The borders with flowers were thriving and the elevated terraces give you a breathtaking view of the building and it's gardens.

Tickets cost 9 euros. Because of Corona, it's not possible to book a guided tour. Personally I didn't mind. It is nice to walk around at your own pace and every room has a sign with a ton of information.

The interior decor was really extraordinary. From the frescoes on the ceiling, to the multilayered green wallpaper, the floral patterns and the painted allegories of virtues, myths and continents; it really was something I'd not seen before. Unfortunately you're not allowed to take pictures inside.

I also liked that they'd addressed the fact that the building was almost completely destroyed during the war, and then rebuild and reconstructed after. It was interesting to learn more about restoration work. It also felt fair that they'd opened up about this, instead of just trying to pass it of as the original works of art etc.

After around 1,5 hours we exited through the giftshop.

This palace is definitely worth visiting, it really earned its place amongst the other UNESCO buildings.
Written September 2, 2020
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WeHa 98
Aschaffenburg, Germany223 contributions
Stunning decorative detail and architecture
Aug 2020
So much WOW factor!! This was so much more than I expected. They have really done an outstanding job restoring the damage from the war, and some of the rooms are completely original. I went from room to room just loving all of it - so beautiful and some of the rooms so unique. The guides there are very friendly and well informed and all spoke English which was very helpful. The written descriptions of each room are all in English as well, and I really appreciated that. I will definitely visit again when my friends can come to Germany next year - so worth it. The gardens were also stunning and really nice to be able to enjoy them without it being too crowded. I got there quite early and noticed on the way out that the crowds were building fast.
Written August 31, 2020
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Matt Badley
5 contributions
So much to see
Dec 2019
For the price paid, easily worth it. I recommend getting the ticket for the Residenz and the Treasury. You will need half a day for this attraction if you plan on listening to all the audio prompts, even then that might not be enough.
Written May 31, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,046 contributions
Loved the tapestries
Mar 2020 • Friends
Pay to enter this UNESCO site but worth it. The fresco ceiling above the staircase is amazing as is the halls with all the stucco - I'd never seen anything like it before. Lots of "wow" moments.
Written March 14, 2020
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