Würzburg Weekend

August 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Marienberg FortressMarienberg FortressPhotography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel.                                                                   Marienberg Fortress

Our weekend in Würzburg was one of our favorites of all the scenic towns in Germany.  Our first stop was the Marienberg Fortress the view from this location overlooks the city and beyond.  This is a must see.  Take your time and hike up (you will see more) or drive up (there are several locations to park).  We really liked our leisure walk in the back part of the fortress through the vineyard which was quiet and tranquil.  We walked a different route back down to the Main Old Bridge then we enjoyed a cold glass of white wine, listened to street music and waited for the sun to set. The ambiance is somewhat enthralling immersed in a crowd of people laughing and drinking their fill.  

From the city center, many places can easily be reached by foot.  Always walk around the town and notice the architecture of the historic buildings.  It's really worth staying in the city center which is convenient to the main attractions.  We stayed at the Greifensteiner Hof which provided us easy access to the city.  See our Trip Advisor review link of Greifensteiner Hof and restaurant at the bottom of this page.

 

                                                Here are a few highlights of the trip.

Mary Chapel MarienkapelleMary Chapel MarienkapellePhotography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel.

                  Marienkapelle "Mary's Chapel"

"St. Kilian Cathedral"St. Kilian CathedralPhotography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel.

                         St. Kilian Cathedral                       

Saint statue on the Old Main BridgeSaint statue on the Old Main BridgePhotography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel.

   Statue of St. Burkard the first bishop of Würzburg

Saint statue on the Old Main BridgeSaint statue on the Old Main BridgePhotography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel.

            Statue of St. Joseph with young Jesus                       on the Alte Mainbrucke "Old Main Bridge"

The vineyardThe vineyardPhotography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel.

Maschikuli Tower surrounded by vineyards

Pilgrimage Church "Kappele"Pilgrimage Church "Kappele"Photography by Jocelyn B. McDaniel. You are welcome to share the link to Jocelyn B. McDaniel images, but use of all or any part of Jocelyn B. McDaniel images is not authorized without express permission from Jocelyn B. McDaniel.

 Kappele Würzburg "Pilgrimage Church"

 

 

 

 

For the history buffs...  On March 16, 1945 approximately 90% of this city was destroyed in a matter of 17 minutes!  During WWII, it was fire bombed by 225 British Lancaster bombers ending with 5,000 casualties.  The following 20yrs, all important buildings were reconstructed mostly by citizens known as Trummerfrauen "Rubble Women" since the men were either dead or prisoners of war.

For the wine enthusiasts...  Würzburg is known as the German capital wine region.  It is famous for its Franconian mineralic-dry white wines and it is said that Silvaner grapes produce the best vintage in the world.

And for the beer enthusiasts...  Würzburger Hofbrau was founded in 1643 by the Main-Franconian Prince-Bishop Philipp von Schonborn.  It is the oldest business in Würzburg and is still brewing the famous Pilsner style Hofbrau known as the "Royal Brew" the flavor was historically controlled by the Prince-Bishop himself.

Truly, a weekend at this charming old town is not enough, it is definitely a good place to visit again since there are so much more to see and do.

You can see more photos of this trip at Wurzburg Weekend.  Please share the link to this blog with others who may be interested.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send us an email at:  jocelyn.mcdaniel@outlook.com or james.mcdaniel@outlook.com

Visit our Trip Advisor site "Asian Cajun Travel" for detailed lodging, restaurant and event reviews.

 


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