The beauty of Würzburg took me by surprise even this time of the year! It is located in the North of Bavaria and it’s most popular for dry white wine, derived from Silvaner grapes. I personally love the Würzburger Riesling from the Bürgerspital, comes in the cutest flat bottle.
I wouldn’t want to bore you but I must share all I’ve learned about this special city. It is located on both sides of Main river, found frozen last Saturday and the symbol of the city is the Marienberg fortress, sadly we didn’t manage to visit this time.
You can’t miss the Old Town Bridge in Würzburg, I’ve visited the city 3 times now and it’s been always full with people. The restaurant Alte Mainmühle, apart from exquisite views of the fortress and river offers to customers wine to drink on the bridge. On wine glasses please, Würzburg is all about class! Traumatized European tourists who had one too many styrofoam drinks and plastic cutlery in USA raise a hand.
I’m usually not easily impressed with historical museum buildings, Hermitage of Saint Petersburg has ruined me for all. We spend hours past the light in the Residence of Würzburg attraction, the beauty of this place took our breath away.
We all are very familiar with WWII history, I walk the streets of my city each day reading Stolperstein names, WWII is not forgotten in this country. About 90% of Würzburg was bombed in about 17 minutes by the British airforce. It’s very remarkable really how beautifully and precisely have many cities been restored in Germany. There is something to be said about the German women post-war, they’ve restlessly built a whole country on their own, most men were either dead or war prisoners.
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take pictures inside of the residence (apart from one) due to the danger of destroying the frescos with the camera flash. Our travel guide explained, us how difficult it was restoring the place as most of the building techniques and art forms have been historically lost.
There is a room in the Residence created entirely of lavishly painted glass, completed melted due to the high temperatures engulfing the place during the bombing. It took about 3 million Euros to rebuild, the government refused to spend taxer’s money but started a State Lotto instead, the profit was used for restoration.
We are great food recommendations for Würzburg, keep in mind restaurants in Germany are closed between 14pm-18pm, we ended up in a touristic restaurant Würzburger Ratskeller and were pleasantly surprised how good the food was.
If life ever brings you to Bavaria, add Würzburg in your itinerary. I would recommend summer season, you’ll be amazed by the green vineyards surrounding this city. Spoil yourself a glass of white wine and gorge in the view and people watching.
We shared a small video on Instagram as well! Hope you like it:)
Photography by Bulatov Maks