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This castle, the city's most prominent symbol since the 12th century, includes a museum, restaurant and formal gardens.
Festung Marienberg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 931 3551750
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All reviews walk up worth the climb number bus the river views are great worth the effort nice walk walk around city centre old town great place to visit tilman riemenschneider guided tour interesting history prince bishops fortress vineyards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do if visiting Wurzburg. The walk thru the vineyard is beautiful and provides spectacular views of Wurzburg.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank suannesnell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had some free time on our Viking Cruise so we walked up to the fortress. It was fairly busy even in November and there were several school groups. Our visit was to the exterior and courtyard There are signs around in English and German...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortess is part of the great wall of Nurmberg. It is one of the best reserved wall in Germany. It is worth visiting it and search for the past glory of the city. It offers a vantage point of the city

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going to the fortress is an easy walk from the city centre. There is a beautiful bridge with many tourists taking photos of the bridge with statues. You will see the beautiful vineyards of Wurtzburg in the background and see the unique beautiful views of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deekircher21
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

The climb is a cardiac experience, but worth it in the end. We didn’t enter any of the buildings, but there was plenty to see and to be amazed at.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Worth the 30 hour hike from Würzburg city up here. You get to passby a generously spacious grapeyard and up there a wonderful view awaits.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EffiC7
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Loved the views on the way up and down the hill to Marienberg Fortress. The main castle is closed in winter, but the museum was interesting despite few English translations. The views were spectacular. Walked up via the streets and the main entrance and down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 857kirstenm
Reviewed December 27, 2018

We decided to try walking up to the Marienburg Fortress and it took us over an hour, including a few stops to take photos. The views are breathtaking on the walk and fortunately it was a nice sunny day and not terribly cold. If you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennyclara5
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This place gives amazing views of the city. We walked through on our own and did not do one of the guided tours. If you are somebody who wants to learn about the history it would probably be best 2 experience this with a guide....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank demmerig
Reviewed October 21, 2018

After you get done with your coke at the restaurant at the top because you're out of breath, as I sat there guzzling my coke, I wondered what madman would build such an imposing fortress, or what idiot would try and attack it. I toured...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from graeme A | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the fortress we walked through the side streets. Yes, there are steps and it is a little challenging but if you take your time it is certainly worth the visit. Reasonably priced as well for entry. We visited... More
March 6, 2018|
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Response from kjensw | Reviewed this property |
Climbing the hill is a lot of work, maybe better to catch a bus or taxi uphill and walk back to town downhill.
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February 4, 2018|
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Response from Deborah H | Reviewed this property |
This answer may be a little late however, I cannot remember the cost of entry but it is not that expensive maybe 10 - 12 euros. We walked up and found it strenuous but the views were wonderful. I think the town generally... More