Würzburg, Germany

We truly enjoy getting out of the larger cities and going to some smaller towns, so our trip to Würzburg was a perfect example of that. It has the old-world charm, friendly people, and wonderful food. The Residenz is definitely the largest thing to see when visiting, but just walking the streets of old town is also fascinating. We were there in late November, so the Christmas markets were also going with a wonderful variety of crafts and food on display.

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Wurzburg Residence

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Historic Buildings

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Enjoying the Market

IMGP0721One of the reasons that we like going to a smaller town is that it makes you feel even more like a local as there aren’t usually any other tourists around. This was definitely the case during our time Würzburg as we enjoyed listening to a local band playing holiday music and watched the excitement of the local children as the holiday season kicked off. We even entered a raffle that benefited the local school and actually ended up winning a bottle of wine.

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Local Band

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Historic Church

IMGP0705One of the most interesting facts about Würzburg is that it was the location of the witch trials that occurred in the 1600’s, Germany’s equivalent to Salem, Massachusetts. Unfortunately it was much larger as over 600 accused witches were burnt during the trials. On a happier note, construction began on the Würzburg Residence (Residenz) about a hundred years later, which is now a focal point within the city.

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Musician Near the Market

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Fountain at the Residenz

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Candles and Wreaths for Sale

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Old World Charm

Located almost exactly halfway between Frankfurt and Nuremberg, Würzburg is definitely a wonderful place to spend a couple of days. If you are able to visit during the holiday season, we would recommend it as the town certainly embraces the spirit of the season as the locals come out to celebrate together.

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Stalls in the Market

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Statue Details

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Another Angle of the Church

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People on the Main Street

 

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12 Responses to Würzburg, Germany

  1. frejatravels says:

    Interesting post and story with beautiful photos

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  2. Jonno says:

    Wurzburg is a fabulous town to visit, loads to see and a lovely atmosphere. Great photos.

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  3. What a wonderfully picturesque town!! Love it.

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  4. Maajbluumke says:

    Great, I love going to Germany 🙂

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  5. thebeerwanderer says:

    Only had a few hours here. Looks like I need to go back for a weekend.

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  6. jasonlikestotravel says:

    Looks like a wonderful place, I’ll have to add it to my list of places to see in Germany 🙂

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  7. Nidhi says:

    The very interesting post👍 I enjoyed the images !! They are just beautiful💕💕 it looks wa onderful place to visit💐💐🙂thanks for sharing this👍👍

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