May 21, 2014

Würzburg, Germany


As our time in Germany started to come to a close, D and I decided we should make a list of cities we had to see before we moved. All of the cities that ended up on our list were perfect day trip material...our favorite kind of travel as of late. After spending the last three years planning trips, booking hotels, and trying to cram sight after sight into finite itineraries, an hour drive to day-trip in Würzburg sounded like a dream! Würzburg is a Franconian city located at the entrance to Germany's Bavarian region. It's known for its gorgeous palace (Würzburg Residenz), its proximity to the Main River, and for Würzburger Stein, Germany's oldest and largest vineyard.

During our visit in early spring, D and I were blessed with some incredible weather. Usually spring in Germany means rain and clouds, but this particular day was filled with sunshine and warm breezes. We spent the morning touring the Wurzburg Residenz interior and grounds (a must-see in Germany...the staterooms were unique and opulent) and the afternoon wandering the town, shopping for wine, and enjoying an al fresco lunch above the Würzburg old river mill (Alte Mainmühle Restaurant--delish!!). The city was bustling with outdoor markets and locals enjoying the perfectly un-Germany-like weather. While not my favorite of the towns we've visited in Germany, it's still lovely for a leisurely day of wandering and wine-drinking.

21 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to check this place out. Anything to do besides the palace?

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  2. Love the photo with the reflection of the trees in the water!

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  3. Ah, I went to Würzburg for the day last year and really liked it, though looks like you had better weather than us! These pictures are lovely! Enjoy the rest of your time in Germany! Ailish Goes

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  4. Such gorgeous architecture!! The food looks so good!!

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  5. Lovely pictures of Würzburg!
    Been there only once although it's just a one and a half hour drive from Nürnberg, where I live. I should go there again in summer! :)

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  6. Beautiful pictures - thank you for sharing! I am so enjoying your adventures in Europe. Nice to see pics of my old stomping grounds :-)

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  7. What a beautiful city! Day trips can be so fun!

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  8. I should write a list like this for myself as well! My time in Germany may never draw to a close, but I feel like I have seen embarrassingly little of my home country so far - I didn't even know that there was such a stunning and large palace! This definitely goes on my list now! :)

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  9. Because there are so many cities in Europe to visit, I love day trips as well so that you can see as much as possible. It is tiring, but so much fun!
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  10. I lived in the Netherlands for 8 months and I also found that day trips are a great way to explore the area! Everything in Europe is so close together,when compared to North America, so it's very easy to take the day and visit somewhere new. Plus, by the end of the day you're back home in your own bed!

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  11. gosh I'm missing living in Germany now! We took a daytrip to Wuerzburg when we were living in Frankfurt and it was all kinds of awesome. That Residenz is amazing, isn't it?

    <3 Daryl
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  12. Ooh, pretty! I love all of these--I've never heard to Wurzburg before this post, but it's now on my to-visit list (funny how it keeps getting longer!). I especially love that red and beige church; it's just so striking!

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  13. Wow what a bloody amazing place I would love to visit it but I don't think that will happen as Tim has no interest in going to that part of the world

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  14. Malcolm went there for a conference and the gardens were all blooming and beautiful... I wish I could have gone with him!

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  15. So very pretty! This was one of the first cities we ever explored when we first went to Germany.

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  16. I really still want to go to Germany! I know we went when I was very young! And I'm still in love with your hair! :)
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  17. Love the architecture! And day trips are awesome!

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  18. Wow! Everything in this post is just too perfect! <3 Germany is really beautiful.

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  19. Look at that bright, blue sky!
    Wurzburg kind of looks like the type of place Cinderella would hang out ;)

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  20. Stumbled on this looking for Wurzburg photos. Wurzburg is a great, compact little town that makes a perfect day trip. Nice photos!

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