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Excursion Würzburg & the Prince Bishop’s Palace

  • Wurzburg
  • Prince Bishop's Palace
  • Wurzburg
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Enjoy a fascinating Würzburg trip during a Main cruise with The River Cruise Line and visit the Prince Bishop’s Palace. Würzburg is located on both sides of the Main river in Bavaria, Germany. The Prince Bishop’s Palace of Würzburg, also known as the Würzburg Residence, is one of the most eminent palaces in Europe and an absolute must-see for visitors to Würzburg. It was originally constructed in the first half of the 18th century under the patronage of two successive prince bishops, Johann Philipp Franz and Friedrich Karl von Schönborn, and it is a wonderful example of baroque architecture influenced by the chateau style architecture of France and the imperial style of Vienna. Our guided tour is a great opportunity to step inside and see the magnificent interiors of this former residence of prince bishops.

Facts:

• Würzburg is the capital of Lower Franconia

• Around 90% of the city was damaged in the second world war

• It took 60 years to build the Prince Bishop’s Palace

• The palace is home to what is believed to be the largest ceiling fresco in the world

• Napoléon stayed at the Würzburg Residence for one night in May 1812 en route to his unsuccessful invasion of Russia

Highlights:

• A guided tour of the Würzburg Residence

• The stunning staircase with its magnificent ceiling fresco

• The Garden Hall

• The Imperial Hall

• The stunning imperial rooms housing beautiful furniture, tapestries, paintings and other 18th century treasures

Join our Würzburg Residence guided tour as part of an excursion package and save money. For more unique attractions, take a look at our superb range of optional excursions and browse our range of cruises online. You can also contact our Holiday Advisors for further information.