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Würzburg Residence UNESCO World Heritage Site
Interior of the Würzburg Residence Hofkirche
The UNESCO committee note:
This magnificent Baroque palace – one of the largest and most beautiful in Germany and surrounded by wonderful gardens – was created under the patronage of the prince-bishops Lothar Franz and Friedrich Carl von Schönborn. It was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, painters (including Tiepolo), sculptors and stucco-workers, led by Balthasar Neumann.
There are over 40 palace rooms to visit, with a rich array of furniture, tapestries, paintings and other 18th century treasures. Neumann's world-famous staircase, roofed by an unsupported vault, was decorated in 1752/53 by the Venetian Giovanni Battista Tiepolo with a ceiling fresco representing the four continents. The painting, measuring 18 x 30 metres, is one of the largest frescos ever created.
Hours: April - October: 9am - 6pm, November - March: 10am - 4:30pm.
Admission: 7 € Adults, 6 € Concessions.
Address: Residenzplatz 2, Tor B, 97070 Würzburg
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