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“If you really are "into" (art-)historic Franconia...”

Museum fuer Franken
Ranked #14 of 91 things to do in Wurzburg
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Reviewed October 3, 2015

be sure to visit this museum (won't take all that long)--along with Marienburg castle. Highlights are the works of Tilman Riemenschneider, a virtuoso sculptor in wood and stone on the cusp of the renaissance. He was decidedly local and yet transcends such limitations--never mind his jingoistic reception in late 19th to mid 20th century Germany. And don't miss the original rococo garden statuary from Veitshöchheim in their new, quite suggestive display, or some of the exquisite cabinets and other historic furniture. Or course, as a repository of regional history and art, the collection is something of a mixed bag, but it's worth a leisurely stroll at least.

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Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is a museum with one of the largest collections of artwork and wepaons I've ever seen. It's not merely the large and obviosu pieces that stand out, it's the small pieces, figurines, silver and crystal ware, and themed sculptures such as mythological figures, or figures representing the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Huge keys, 15 foot long smoothbore weapons, cannons ,shield banners, and a large selection of the unique sculptures and icons created by Tilman Riemenshneider and his students. HIs style is unique but little known outside of Germany.
This museum takes up several floors of the Marienburg fortress, and requires a bit of walking, but wonders await around each corner and in each new room.
Well worth seeing.

Thank Rahaal
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

Really excellent collections, which have been well arranged and some, such as the Bronze Age exhibits are amongst the best I have seen. Unfortunately all signs are in German and so it is difficult for the average foreigner to interpret exactly what the objects are or what they are for. Equally all the paintings and other exhibits only have explanations in German.

Thank Cimerahou
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Reviewed September 29, 2015

I previously had covered the Alte Mainbrücke which you cross coming down the Domstrasse passing the "4Røhrenbrunnen" on your left, and to for a walk up to the Marienburg Fortress, commonly referred to the Festung. From there you get a viel of the most of the city of Würzburg. It also houses the "Mainfränkische Museum" a worthwhile visit to learn about the history of Frankonia both ancient and recent. The Franks gave their name to France, frank meaning free and Pipin and Charlemagne (Karl der Grosse) spent time here. Charlemagne built a cloister for one of his daughters near Kitzingen, a short bike ride from Würzburg. Among the artists in the Museum my favorite are Tilman Riemenschneider's works. His woodcarvings can be found in museums around the world today. He was successful in his day but was on the losing side of the "Bauernaufstand" and was punished by the ruling Clergy at the time. He has also many altars in churches in the vicinity including Rothenburg, Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim, and including the figures on the outside to the Church on the Marktplatz in the Center of town.
Interesting in the museum is also the history of wine making which a larger area is devoted to.
Noteworthy is also a tower in the center of the Festung which predates the castle itself and dates back to the early eights century and was a place of worship protected by walls almost a yard thick.
I grew up in this town and return often.

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Reviewed September 25, 2015

I'm biased, as I came to Wurzburg to see the best collection of Tilman Riemanschneider work in the world, which did not disappoint. Also good selection of literature on him (the tourist centre in town had nothing,) Would have liked to have time to spend on the rest of the collections, (lots of Baroque) but the building itself is worth seeing (the armoury/arsenal0

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