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Intersected by the
River Main, Würzburg , about
halfway between Frankfurt/M and Nuremberg, nestles between vineyards
famous for their Bocksbeutel (specially formed bottle) and forests.
Würzburg is both an old episcopal see and a vivacious modern university
city. The great medieval fortress of Marienburg dominates the skyline,
overlooking the beautiful Old Town with its architectural masterpieces
from many different periods. Art, culture and the
fine wines of Franconia are all
important elements of the Würzburg lifestyle.As the gateway to the
Romantic Road, the city is brimming with artistic traditions.
beautiful view of the city can be had from the
Festung Marienberg (fortress). From the 15th-century Old Main Bridge,
with its statues of the Franconian apostles of Lilian, Totnan and
Kolonat, the Romanesque Cathedral dominates the view. Other attractions include the Mainfränkisches Museum, housed in the
former arsenal with examples of the work of Riemenschneider (1460-1531),
and the Marienkirche, built in AD 706 and one of the oldest
churches in the country. The Baroque Castle-Palace (Residenz),
former home of the powerful Prince Bishops, was designed by Balthasar
Neumann taking Versailles as a model, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.