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Colors of Wurzburg - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Wurzburg Residenz The history of the city numbers more than two thousand years. During this time traditions and culture of the local people have changed a lot and many new customs have appeared. Today Würzburg is primarily known as a successful wine region, as well as a major center of musical culture. During year more than 300 concerts of classical music take place in Würzburg. Musicians from various countries come to the city to perform at the local concert venues. Visiting these events has already become an essential part of rest of numerous foreign tourists.
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Besides concerts each year the city hosts various festivals dedicated to works of Bach and Mozart. The first Mozart Festival took place in the city in 1921. Since that time it has always taken place in the beautiful residence of Würzburg. Festivals dedicated to works of the great composer are held annually in many European cities, but the holiday in Würzburg has always attracted a huge number of fans of classical music from different parts of the world. In 1790 Mozart was heading to Frankfurt am Main. He made a one day stop in Würzburg. Later the great composed used to recall the great and friendly atmosphere which had prevailed in his tiny streets. The café, which was visited by Mozart during that trip, is now one of the main attractions of the city.
Besides fantastic music festivals the city hosts a wide number of other interesting celebrations. Late August is the time of the annual wine festival, which lasts until the middle of September. The square in front of the cathedral remains the main location of the large-scale event. Here are organized numerous fair trades and interesting performances. Late September is the time for another celebration, which traditionally leaves shoppers very excited. The annual Mainfränkischer Markt (Main Franconian Fair) is one of the most exciting events in the country. Hundreds of colorful stalls are installed on main squares of the city. Here visitors are welcome to buy various national delicacies, wine and crafts by local masters. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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November is traditionally the time for a festival devoted to Bach works. After this the city celebrates a series of colorful Christmas events. On Christmas Eve Würzburg also accepts a large number of guests. Travelers enjoy walking in beautiful illuminated streets decorated with garlands, tasting holiday food and looking at colorful shop windows. Interesting festivals and national celebrations are held in Würzburg almost every month, and each of them has different funny traditions and entertainment.
Tourist Office, Wurzburg One of the festivals is Ringparkfest, which falls on the beginning of August. This is an impressive event where you can listen to live music of different genres - from folk to rock - and offering an extensive program for the whole family. The event takes place in Ringpark Klein Nizza. Another interesting festival worth visiting by all fans of quality music is Würzburger Jazz-Festival, which is held at the end of October in Felix-Fechenbach-Haus. The fest participants - talented jazzmen and bluesmen from Germany, Austria, Switzerland - will not let anyone get bored at the festival by offering a rich and high-quality program for the event.
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The middle of June is time for Umsonst & Draussen Festival, during which you can listen to music while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere (after all, this is an open-air festival). In addition, here you can enjoy great food and drinks. You can visit the festival for free, its venue is Talavera-Mainwiesen. In early September, Würzburg becomes the host for more than 400 artists from all over the world. The fact is that the International Festival Für Strassenkunst is held at this time. Many locations throughout the city become venues for it. This is nothing but pure fun - music, art exhibitions, and dances. The fest can be visited free of charge.
Taking the path to the Marienberg Fortress One of the most epic events in the festival life of the city takes place in mid-September. We are talking about Stadtfest. The program for the festival is so extensive that it does not fit on one A4 poster - this is music, circus, dances, theatrical performances, shows, sporting events, competitions. The entire city, or rather its central streets, becomes the venue for the event. Eminent and popular regional performers come to the fest with musical programs. Children are not neglected here either - there is a special program prepared for them.
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Würzburg is known as a somewhat non-standard German city. The fact is that the main drink here is wine, not traditional beer, and many wine festivals take place here. One of them is Kelterhallen Weinfest, which starts in early April and is held in Kelterhalle. Visitors to the festival have a great opportunity to enjoy fine wine and snacks to it. There is the same opportunity for those who decide to visit Würzburger Weindorf taking place in late May on Residenzplatz. Here you can taste not only national dishes but also other peoples' cuisines.
The name of another wine event is Hofgarten Weinfest, and it is scheduled for late June. Its venues are Residenz Würzburg and Hofgarten located nearby. Wine and snack tastings, friendly atmosphere, pleasant impressions - that's what awaits those who've decided to attend the festival. One more event worth visiting is called Wein Am Stein, and this event falls on the middle of June. The location is Weingut am Stein, due to which the event got its name. In addition to its gastronomic program, the audience can enjoy the musical one - listen to jazz, blues, reggae, soul, funk, salsa.
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Two weeks in May are devoted to Kulturtage Festival, Weingut Juliusspital serves as a venue. The event starts at the beginning of the month. At this time, the audience is offered an art exhibition and a rich music program (mainly jazz and blues are played here). In addition, you can taste wines - a rare celebration in this city goes without the divine drink. Arriving in Würzburg at the end of July, you can witness such an event as Hafensommer Würzburg, during which open-air cinemas, musical concerts, art exhibitions, and theatrical performances await visitors. As the festival's name implies, it is held in Alter Hafen.
Starting in early June and ending at the end of the month, Kiliani-Volksfest is held here. The fair is very festive, immersing in the atmosphere of a fairy-tale village. This is the place where you can buy a lot of interesting and funny things. The party traditionally begins with drinking beer, after which a parade of national costumes starts. Well, then you can enjoy the fair and theatrical performances for two weeks. Special joy awaits children because at this time they can enjoy rides, eat cotton candy, watch circus performances, and just feel that the holiday is not somewhere far away but right here. The chosen location is Talavera.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Wurzburg
♥   Dom Ss. Kilian, Kolonat und Totnan, Würzburg, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St.-Marien-Kirche auf der Festung Marienberg, Würzburg, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Georg und Hl. Blut, Walldürn, 46.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stiftsbasilika St. Vitus und St. Deocar, Herrieden, 73.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Wurzburg
♥   Castle 'Feste Marienberg' , 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Rieneck' , 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Lissingen' , 45.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Schwarzenfels' , 60.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Neudenstein' , 69.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Irmelshausen' , 74.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Wurzburg. Learn the best periods to visit Wurzburg to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Wurzburg.
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