Wurzburg, Germany: Things to See and Do

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Würzburg Palace photo © Nancy D. Brown

Are you visiting Würzburg for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in Würzburg, (Wuerzberg) Germany.

When I have a visitor from out of town, the first place they want to see is the Residence Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage sight, and deservedly so.

When I want to escape the crowds/tourists, my favorite place to visit is the Käppele.

If this is a romantic trip, I recommend the Old Main bridge for kissing with a view.

The best place to walk the dog is the Leonhard-Frank-Promenade on the left bank of the Main River.

Museums are wonderful, but if you are traveling with kids, you’ll want to visit the indoor fun park “Kinderland Wuerzburg.”

Typical German food:

If you are looking for typical Würzburg cuisine, I recommend a “Schäufele,” a hearty Franconian pork roast with potato dumplings and red cabbage.

The best place to go for coffee & a breakfast treat is Café Brandstetter – they have the best “Hörnchen” a Franconian croissant variety.

Looking for cheap food in Würzburg? Go to “Wirtshaus Lämmle” or “Maulaffenbäck” as they are the best inexpensive restaurants. Restaurant Karthäuser” is the spot for late night dining.

For an expensive, yet quality meal, go to “Restaurant Kuno 1408”, 1 Michelin star.

Würzburg is best known for their excellent wines.

When you come to Würzburg, get your picture taken at the Residence Palace.

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Beautiful baroque wrought iron gate. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

The best vantage points are taken by walking to Marienberg fortress. Würzburg offers great views and the square in front of the Town Hall is the best place to watch the annual Carnival parade, the largest of its kind in Southern Germany.

In Würzburg, outdoor lovers will want to hike on the “Stein wine trail” or bike on the Main river bike path.

Looking for a little exercise? Walk along the Leonhard-Frank-Promenade.

If you are a museum lover, Würzburg’s best museum is the Mainfränkisches Museum with the world’s largest collection of works by the medieval artist Tilman Riemenschneider.

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Looking for exciting night life? Go dancing at “Das Boot” or try “Omnibus” for live music.

The Main Post will keep you posted on what’s happening in Würzburg.

You can tell a lot about Würzburg from visiting and watching one of its wine festivals.

In the spring you should attend the Mozartfest and in the summer you might enjoy the Hafensommer music festival.

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“Rape of Europa” Wurzburg Palace. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Did you know that Würzburg is known for the biggest festival for street art and street music? Plan a visit to “Stramu” on the second weekend in September.

Come to Würzburg for the Bach concert days in the winter.

Insider Tip: Check out the often over-looked Roentgen Memorial in Würzburg.
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Just outside of Würzburg you can visit Veitshöchheim and have lunch at restaurant Rokoko.

Christmas Market Tip
You’ll want to taste Vintner’s Glühwein, a mulled wine made from white wine of the region.

If You Go
To learn more about Würzburg, Germany click here, or visit the Germany National Tourist Office. I was a guest of Viking River Cruises while researching additional travel stories. Article and photos are my own, as are my opinions.