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Würzburg, where I grew up

Whenever we visit my hometown Würzburg we rent a little vacation home in Veitshöchheim, a town 10 km down the river. In the Morning, after our Brötchen run we take take the boat to Würzburg.

Wuerzburg

The view across the Old Bridge over the Main towards the the silhouette dominated by steeples of old Churches and the Cathedral is a thrilling experience

 

Würzburg, the seat of the Bishops, owes it’s glory to the Count Schönborn line, with its fine churches, its magnificent facades and the imposing Residence Castle.

Residence Castle

The Residence Castle was built by Architect Balthasar Neumann finished in 1744, partially destroyed in 1945 WWII. It took 40 years to be re-build

Würzburger Rathaus
Standing in front of the Vierröhrenbrunnen (fountain) with a view to the newly painted City Hall
Strolling on the Main Bridge (Main Brücke) with many Saints featured every few meters
View from the Old Main Bridge

View from the “Alte Main Brücke” with the Boat landing from Veitshöchheim. I hung out many times at this Boardwalk and Biergarten.

 

Marienburg Festung at night
Marienkirche am Marktplatz

Marienkapelle, a Gothic style chapel at the Markplatz from the 14th century. It has been damaged through the years, and rebuild, the last time from 1996 to 2003. It’s worth a visit!

Marienkapelle with Falkenhaus (now a Library)
view to Marienberg

In May when the the Tulips were in bloom

I cherish the view to the Marienberg Fortress. The Mainfranken Museum located on site will carve out a whole afternoon. If good on foot, take up the steps to the Käppele, a Pilgrim Chapel that was spared from WWII

 

A final word about the flourishing wine mountains, the distinctive Wine bottle “Bocksbeutel”, The Silvaner a rather dry wine, and my favorite the Bacchus. Visit one of the oldest Wine restaurants, the Julius Spital, adjacent to the historic Hospital namesake.

I promise you, you will not be disappointed with Würzburg

Click on Photos to enlarge

 

Before heading over there, I highly recommend to get some guides:

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I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with or tasted while traveling in Europe. To read my newest Blog please "Follow" me on the right by entering your email address, or press „Like“ on the Facebook tab

3 thoughts on “Würzburg, where I grew up

    1. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. There is a world of difference from then and now.
      Angie

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