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Würzburg Residence, Wurzburg

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See the world's largest ceiling fresco at Würzburg Residence, the majestic residence of the prince-bishops of Würzburg. Constructed in the early 18th century, the palace combines aspects of French chateau and Viennese Baroque architecture. The fresco is above the palace's grand royal staircase. You can wander through the Imperial Hall with its stucco sculptures, colorful murals, and gold ornamentation. Although you must pay to enter the palace, you can roam the tranquil residence gardens free of charge. This site is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Plan to see Würzburg Residence and other attractions that appeal to you using our Wurzburg trip planner.
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  • The Residenz offers some insight to the status of the prince-bishops in the early 1700s. The wealth and (one would assume) power displayed in this palace is striking. Any tour here is well worth what....  more
    The Residenz offers some insight to the status of the prince-bishops in the early 1700s. The wealth and (one would assume) power displayed in this palace is striking. Any tour here is well worth what....  more »
  • a bit expensive (as all places of interest in Germany) for a rococo styled palace that indeed deserves a visit. Certainly not my style but it corresponds to a period in history, typical for... 
    a bit expensive (as all places of interest in Germany) for a rococo styled palace that indeed deserves a visit. Certainly not my style but it corresponds to a period in history, typical for...  more »
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  • Very unique art. Well worth the trip. Largest one piece fresco in the world. The tour is about 35 minutes. Well worth it and you get time to wonder around. The gardens are spectacular. Plan on another 30 minutes in the gardens.
  • Best viewed with a guide... Stunning Frescos on the ceilings, amazing Baroque design. Do not miss the 'oh my god' room (such is it's stunning decor) lastly you must visit the Chapel which is so beautiful. Look for the all seeing eye!

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