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The Residenz

Residenzplatz 2, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 931 355170
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This palace served as the home for Würzburg's powerful prince-bishops during the Enlightenment and is known for its extravagant artistic design and Baroque architecture.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (114 reviews)
“mirror room” (45 reviews)
“grand staircase” (35 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Residenzplatz 2, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 931 355170
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"guided tour"
in 114 reviews
"mirror room"
in 45 reviews
"grand staircase"
in 35 reviews
"beautiful palace"
in 41 reviews
"a unesco world heritage site"
in 18 reviews
"white hall"
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"main staircase"
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"ceiling fresco"
in 29 reviews
"prince bishops"
in 55 reviews
"imperial hall"
in 19 reviews
"white room"
in 12 reviews
"decorated rooms"
in 10 reviews
"giovanni battista tiepolo"
in 15 reviews
"during wwii"
in 24 reviews
"ceiling paintings"
in 11 reviews
"inside the building"
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"no photography"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Outstanding and picturesque! If you are near the area, make time for a visit, its breathtaking if you appreciate art and history. The Residence is mainly rebuilt after a fire took most of the interior away, but the recreation is magnificent. The gardens are an...More

Thank columbiaangel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is so nice and so rich of treasures (the Tiepolo fresco on the main stairs only can worth a visit) that you cannot imagine that it was almost completely destroyed by the 2nd world war and the fire in 1945. The restoration of...More

Thank Paola V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a bit of walk up the hill but great place to walk when you arrive. Nice rose garden behind the residenz but take time to have an audio guided tour thru the residenz.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Germany and Austria have a number of former residences of arch bishops. All are interesting and well maintained. This is well maintained, decorated, and English information. Well worth a visit is this interests you.

Thank Senioronabudget
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still give top rating because truly spectacular. No photos allowed inside but gift shop prices for postcards were reasonable. Mirror room over the top opulent. One room set up for live classical concerts. Could only imagine the thrill. Center section of building original. Both wings...More

Thank scampi745
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forget Neuschwanstein Castle, the Residenz at Wurzburg has the most jaw dropping state rooms and ornate stucco ceilings i have ever seen. Really nice gardens too

Thank t B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to visit. I wish a person could take pictures inside because every room was an OMG experience. Such opulence, such extravagance, such artistry!! Visit if you ever get a chance.

Thank comquot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a thrill to visit the Bishops’ Residenz, the former residence of prince/bishops. It Is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a beautiful palace in baroque style. The HUGE building was completed in 1744 with the interior completed in 1780. It has close to...More

Thank 48thAnniversary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is huge but you only get a tour of a few of the rooms. However, the guide was interesting in telling the story of how America helped to restore it after WWII. You cannot take pictures here and have to leave all bags...More

Thank lkis229
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks huge but the tour takes you through only part of it. The rooms are stunning and the fresco on the ceiling is very interesting. Disappointing not to be able to take pictures. You have to leave your bags in a locker. Big...More

Thank traveleralso
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agadew
27 June 2018|
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Response from jeffreybose | Reviewed this property |
There’s a large parking lot inside the main entrance.
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agadew
27 June 2018|
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Yes there is big parking lot right in front of the building.
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To be honest I cannot be much helpful in this question, sorry !!!
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