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This castle, the city's most prominent symbol since the 12th century, includes a museum, restaurant and formal gardens.
Festung Marienberg, 240, 97082 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 931 3551750
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All reviews worth the climb walk up number bus the river views are great town centre worth the effort nice walk no charge walk around old town tilman riemenschneider great place to visit guided tour interesting history prince bishops fortress
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This place gives amazing views of the city. We walked through on our own and did not do one of the guided tours. If you are somebody who wants to learn about the history it would probably be best 2 experience this with a guide....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Demmeri G
Reviewed 22 October 2018

After you get done with your coke at the restaurant at the top because you're out of breath, as I sat there guzzling my coke, I wondered what madman would build such an imposing fortress, or what idiot would try and attack it. I toured...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Worth the walk from the bottom of the hill for those that are able. Good view from the south side of the fortress; and great view of the Main River Valley and in particular Wurzburg from the east side of the fortress. We took a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Visited Würzburg years ago and the inside of the Festung was not open to the public. They have since opened and excellent museum. The fortress is a massive but interesting structure. You get and excellent view of Würzburg and the Main River from the ramparts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Loved walking around the fortress and seeing the architecture. Add this to you must-do list. If walking up hill is too strenuous for you, drive there and park. However, you can walk there from the bridge.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Love2Trvl-NJ
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to catch a guided tour just when we arrived. Very good experience! There is lots of history to be told besides the fantastic buildings. A must see in Wurzburg

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

This castle is a must see when you are in Wurzburg. The tours are really good and you are also allowed to walk around the castle with some amazing views of Wurzburg.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ute B
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Why wouldn't you visit this castle? Impressive with an equally impressive history. Enjoy a coffee once you are up top

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kcoers
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Did the escorted tour of the fortress which was very informative. We got public transport bus to the fortress as it is a very long and steep walk. We really enjoyed our visit and the views are stunning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank macvonsunderland
Reviewed 6 September 2018

If you have the ability, I would recommend walking to the fortress. Walking from the river side you get to walk among the vineyards planted on the steep slopes. For the return walk the tree lined carriage path back down to the river. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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7 March 2018|
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Response from graeme A | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the fortress we walked through the side streets. Yes, there are steps and it is a little challenging but if you take your time it is certainly worth the visit. Reasonably priced as well for entry. We visited... More
7 March 2018|
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Response from kjensw | Reviewed this property |
Climbing the hill is a lot of work, maybe better to catch a bus or taxi uphill and walk back to town downhill.
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5 February 2018|
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Response from Deborah H | Reviewed this property |
This answer may be a little late however, I cannot remember the cost of entry but it is not that expensive maybe 10 - 12 euros. We walked up and found it strenuous but the views were wonderful. I think the town generally... More