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Veitshöchheim Palace and Court Garden
The summer palace of the Würzburg Prince-Bishops, built in 1680/82, was enlarged in 1753 by Balthasar Neumann. The rooms furnished in 1810 for Grand Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany with their rare paper wall-coverings are a highlight of the interior.
The famous Rococo Garden, a magnificent creation with lakes and waterworks, dates from the reign of Prince-Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim (1755-1779). It is populated by over 200 sandstone sculptures of gods, animals and allegorical figures by the court sculptors Ferdinand Tietz and Johann Peter Wagner.
Hours: April -October: 9 am-6 pm, closed Mondays. Closed November-March. The rooms on the upper floor can only be visited with a guided tour. There are guided tours at 10, 11, 12 pm and 2, 3, 4, 5 pm. The exhibition on the history of the Court Garden at the ground floor can also only be visited with a guided tour.
Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 3 €.
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Veitshöchheim is situated on the right bank of the river Main, 5 miles northwest of Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide) - in the lower Franconian region - at the northern tip of the Free State of Bavaria. With the remarkable Rococo garden and a wide variety of leisure, cultural and social activities, Veitshöchheim is an attractive town with a high living and housing quality.
Its great location right at the river Main and amidst wonderful Bavarian countryside, quaint historic buildings, an impressive Catholic church as well as several chapels, more than 20 eateries and, most impressive of all, the Veitshöchheim Palace make this town so special and certainly worth a visit. And, best of all, because of its relatively small size and closeness to Würzburg, a popular holiday destination for fans of historic towns with a Baroque flair to them, Veitshöchheim has managed to stay under the radar and is still a hidden gem. Here you have the chance to completely relax for a couple of days, undisturbed by fellow tourists, and really absorb German culture.
Veitshöchheim is in easy reach of three airports, Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide), Stuttgart (Stuttgart vacation rentals | Stuttgart travel guide) and Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide), all around 70 miles away. This makes it easy for vacationers to see a lot of Germany by choosing a different start and landing airport. Also the public transport system is, with regular bus and train services, highly developed. Exhibitions, theater, cabaret, concerts, such as the Mozart festival concert held in the palace's courtyard, are part of the year round rich event program. Another highlight of the cultural calendar is the
Altortfest, a festival held in the town center every August. Over 50 clubs and groups help to ensure the rich diversity in Veitshöchheim. The Bavarian Chamber Opera Veitshöchheim is the only local chamber opera in Germany. The
Mainfrankensäle, an especially festive venue on the Main river created in 1982, adds to the attractiveness of this town.
Veitshöchheim is a picture—perfect small town just five miles northwest of Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide). Its great location right at the river Main and amidst wonderful Bavarian countryside, quaint historic buildings, an impressive Catholic church as well as several chapels, more than 20 eateries and, most impressive of all, the Veitshöchheim Palace make this town so special and certainly worth a visit. And, best of all, because of its relatively small size and closeness to Würzburg, a popular holiday destination for fans of historic towns with a Baroque flair to them, Veitshöchheim has managed to stay under the radar and is still a hidden gem. Here you have the chance to completely relax for a couple of days, undisturbed by fellow tourists, and really absorb German culture.
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The main attraction of Veitshöchheim certainly is its Palace and surrounding court garden, which is known as one of the most stunning Rococo parks in Europe. The palace was built between 1680 and 1682 as a summer residence for Würzburg’s Prince Bishops and enlarged in 1753 by Balthasar Neumann, the leading man of German Baroque and Rococo architecture. The large park around the palace is a magnificent creation filled with lakes and waterworks and populated by over 200 sandstone sculptures of gods, animals and allegorical figures. Veitshöchheim Palace is open to the public from beginning of April until end of October.