Wurzburg is located in the Bavarian region of Franconia, in the middle between Frankfurt and Nuremberg. The town is surrounded by vineyards renowned for the 'Bocksbeutel', meaning a 'curiously shaped bottle'. From the Festung Mariensberg, you can admire an unforgettable panorama of the city, its numerous towers and spires conveying a profound sensation of bold verticality.
The Old Main Bridge has been adorning the city's architectural environment since the 15th century, as it features the statues of the Franconian apostles of Lilian, Kolonat and Totnan. The whole panorama is dominated by the Romanesque Cathedral.
Wurzburg is rich in fascinating historic sights. The Mainfrankisches Museum shows bright works by Reimenschneider (1460-1531). Here you can see one of the country's oldest churches – the Marienkirche, dating back to AD 706. The Castle-Palace, performed in Baroque style, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It used to be Prince Bishop's residence, and it is actually Balthaar Neumann's creation. While designing the building, the architect incorporated many ideas used in Versailles.
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