Wurzburg Port Guide

The Wurzburg Port in Germany is an inland port along the Main River which flows into the Rhine. The city of Wurzburg is situated at the northernmost part of Germany and was almost completely destroyed by the end of the Second World War in 1945.

Visitors dockin at the Wurzburg port of call are usually impressed with the city’s idyllic setting and architectural splendor reflecting different epochs of the city’s history.

Shopping

Wurzburg is the main shopping district of the Franconia region in Germany. The city center’s sidewalks and pedestrian zones are filled with shops, boutiques and stalls. Most of these shops are department stores and fashion chains. Along Juliuspromenade Street are the exclusive designer shops and specialty stores.  The huge stores are located in the city’s main shopping street, Schönbornstrasse.

The city is considered to be the wine capital of Franconia and wine shops are available at every street corner. The “bocksbeutels” are wine bottles with unusual shapes and are perfect for take-home souvenir items. You can ask your tour guide to bring you to the Am Stein Ludwig Knoll and Reiss Estates to check out the city’s thriving vineyards.

Things to See

The Residenz Palace is a jaw-dropper and is now considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Balthasar Neumann, architectural genius designed the baroque palace in the eighteenth century. Inside, you will also see a huge painting on the ceiling showing the 4 continents known during that time. The annual Mozart Festival is held every year inside the palace. Stunning works of art like murals, statues and staircases are all well-preserved by its caretakers.

After visiting the palace, you can also drop by at the Marienberg Citadel, located above the Main Valley. It used to be the residence of prince bishops and was also a fortified refuge during civil wars.

Another architecture masterpiece is the Cathedral of St. Kilian. The Old Bridge over the Main River is lined with imposing statues of heroes and saints; it also leads to St. Kilian Cathedral which is 105 meters high.

You can follow the Stations of the Cross leading to the Kappele Church. The church boasts of its frescoes, stucco works and a miracle hall. Climbing 352 steps to the church is worth the view from above; the Main River valley, the whole city and the Marienberg Citadel.

Restaurants and Bars

After touring the Residenz Palace, you can drop by at the Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist winery and pick from their wide selection of wines.  

The ambience in Le Clochard Restaurant makes them the premier dining destination among locals and tourists. They offer authentic German cuisine just a few minutes’ walk from the city’s university. On the other hand, the Weinstein Restaurant serves a fusion of Oriental and Mediterranean cuisine. It used to be a small winery which was later converted into a dining venue with bare brick walls.

Loma is a cocktail bar located near the City University; it is where many students hangout. Modern music typically plays in the background along with frequent carnival parties.

 

 

 

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