Würzburg Residence

Würzburg Residence: Our most recommended tours and activities

Würzburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

1. Würzburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

Explore the historic city of Würzburg on a picturesque sightseeing train. Enjoy a ride through the city center, departing from the Würzburg Residence. Pass the Cathedral, travel along the river Main, and see Marienberg Castle. Enjoy panoramic views of the sights from the comfort of your seat. In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from your informative audio-guide. During this tour, you will be able to see all of the city's highlights in just 40 minutes and afterwards, explore the city at your own pace.

Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

2. Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road, Germany's oldest and most loved holiday route. Travel through Würzburg into the Tauber Valley to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the epitome of German romanticism. Depart Frankfurt in the morning, start the drive through the Spessart to Würzburg. Passing the university town, the Tauber Valley will be reached. Bad Mergentheim and Markelsheim are located where three major wine-growing regions come together. Drive to the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official starting point of the Romantic Road. Crossing the River Main, enjoy views of the Marienberg Fortress and the Käppele, the Chapel of Grace. Visit the city of Weikersheim next, where the Renaissance castle and the Baroque garden can be visited. See the historic market square, then pass Röttingen, Germany’s first European town, and Creglingen. Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be reached at lunch time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must when traveling in Europe. Famous sights are the medieval town wall, the historical marketplace, the town hall, the Gothic Parish Church of St. Jakob, and the Plönlein, an area featuring a colorful timber-frame house. The tour ends round-trip back in Frankfurt.

Würzburg: Interactive City Tour on Your Smartphone

3. Würzburg: Interactive City Tour on Your Smartphone

Learn about Würzburg's history dating back to the 18th century as you embark on a walking tour of the city using your smartphone as your guide. Solve 10 riddles and see important attractions like the Four Tubes Fountain, and more. Head to the starting point, open your phone, and begin exploring the city and its history. Start in the 18th century, when Würzburg experienced a period of great artistic and architectural development. Learn about the beautiful creations of the last centuries and uncover the dramatic transformation the city underwent to become what it is today. Visit 10 important attractions, stopping at each one to solve an exciting riddle and unlock key historical facts. Enjoy the ability to explore at your own pace, taking your time or pausing the game to visit any attractions you wish to explore in greater depth.

Würzburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

4. Würzburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

Admire the Baroque and Rococo architecture of Würzburg on a private walking tour of the Old Town. Find out how the city is the center of the Franconian wine country. Appreciate sights like the Market Square, the historic Town Hall, and the Neumünster church. Meet your guide outside the Tourist Information center and begin your walking tour. Listen as your guide tells you about how Würzburg is home to three of Germany’s largest wine producers and one of the best vineyards in all of the region of Franconia. Stroll by a wide variety of monumental landmarks such as the massive Marienberg Fortress that overlooks the river valley, the Falkenhaus with its Rococo façade, and the gothic Marienkapelle (Chapel of St. Mary).  Soak up the vibe in the Market Square, pass by the Town Hall and the Neumünster church which is nearly a thousand years old and it is the resting place of the famous medieval German minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide. Head to the Main River to see the Alte Mainbrücke (Old Main River Bridge) that offers a spectacular view of the Marienberg Fortress. Learn about Residence palace which was designed by Balthasar Neumann, a prominent German baroque architect. Take in other sights along the way like the Vierröhrenbrunnen fountain and the Romanesque Würzburger Cathedral. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

5. From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the "Romantic Road" to Rothenburg on der Tauber. Taste some regional wines during the journey, and see the main sights of the charming city of Rothenburg with your guide. Depart from in front of Frankfurt's main train station in the morning and travel through the Tauber Valley, the wine-growing region of Germany's oldest holiday route. Pass small villages such as Weikersheim and catch a glimpse of its magnificent Renaissance palace and its beautiful park. On the way from Frankfurt to Rothenburg make a stop to taste some regional wines including sparkling wine and dry white wine. Make a brief photo stop in the city of Würzburg and see the Prince Bishop's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which is considered one of Germany`s most romantic towns, and a medieval architectural jewel. See the main sights of the town with your guide, such as the town wall with its numerous towery and gates. Stroll around the Market Place with its magnificent Town Hall and many half-timbered houses. Admire the exterior of the Church of St. Jakob and the "Plönlein." You will also have time for lunch, reserved at a restaurant at your own expense. Pay a visit to The German Christmas Museum, which highlights festive traditions and history in Germany. Or, you may visit the Medieval Crime Museum with its historical collection of objects relating to medieval law. On the return journey to Frankfurt am Main, stop for a glass of Tauberschwarz red wine. Finally, be returned to central Frankfurt in the evening.

From Frankfurt: Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

6. From Frankfurt: Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Explore the German Romantic Road by minibus and visit 3 historic towns. Depart from Frankfurt am Main and head towards Weikersheim to see the city palace and gardens. Next, discover the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally, stop in Würzburg on your return journey to Frankfurt. Your road trip begins in the morning near the main train station in Frankfurt. Board an air-conditioned minibus and set out to travel along a stretch of one of Germany's most picturesque routes, the Romantic Road. Your first stop for the day takes you to Weikersheim to see the Weikersheim Palace and Garden situated on the River Tauber. Explore the interior of the palace or spend some time strolling through the 18th-century palace gardens famous for their imaginative statues. Then, hop back aboard the bus and head to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Wander down cobblestone lanes lined with half-timbered houses, walk along the city walls, or stop by the Medieval Crime Museum.  Rothenburg offers an array of eateries, including everything from traditional inns to classic taverns and refined restaurants. Grab a bite to eat or sip on a glass of Franconian wine before boarding your minibus for the return journey to Frankfurt. Look forward to one last attraction on your Romantic Road tour as you stop in the stately baroque town of Würzburg. Enjoy some free time here and admire the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's most renowned baroque castles. Your tour of towns along the Romantic Road ends back in Frankfurt am Main. !!! Please book your Tour at least 24 hours / 1 day before you want to get on the bus, otherwise we cannot guarantee that your tour can take place !!!

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What people are saying about Würzburg Residence

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 125 reviews

Such a great experience. The tour guide taught us so much about the history of the romantic road, which leads us to rothenburg and it goes further. On the way to rothenburg, we made multiple stops along the romantic road at such beautiful villages. Then rothenburg was so so beautiful. Overall 10/10 would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a day trip from Frankfurt.

He usado dos veces el recorrido del tren y me ha gustado porque es un viaje corto de unos 40 minutos y se visitan los sitios turísticos de mayor interés, también con el audio te narran la historia de cada sitio.

Great trip! We were a very small group, the trip was smooth and overall enjoyable. It felt more personal. Keiko, our tour guide, was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely book with them again!

A pretty little tour that shows all the important stations in Würzburg and provides a nice overview. The audio guide was inclusive and informative

Würzburg is always worth a trip. Whether on foot or by train.