If you don’t want to tax the brain with a detailed itinerary, you can always spend a day idling outside one of the many quaint coffee shops. You can discover a lot about the people and the city this way. And Würzburg is worth discovering. The creation of the city itself goes back to the year 1000 BC when a Celtic stronghold was built atop the Marienberg, eventually creating a fortress of unbelievable might and beauty. With so much history on offer, there are always treasures to unearth.
One such place is the Residence Palace. As a former residence of the prince-bishops built in 1744, its opulent beauty is fit for royalty. And now, you can step back in time with a tour through its architectural wonders, marveling at the lavish staterooms, unique staircase and the largest ceiling painting in the world. Not to mention the extravagant Imperial Hall, which is the jewel in the crown of this amazing building. It’s no wonder it has been a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site since 1981. The visual feasts don’t stop there. Würzburg can boast a rich artistic heritage, with the native sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider and architect Balthasar Neumann having their fingerprints all over the city.