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Wurzburg River Cruises

About Würzburg

Würzburg is situated within the Franconia region of northern Bavaria in Germany, on the banks of the Main River and is equidistant between Frankfurt and Nuremberg. Founded in the 10th century,  Würzburg is home to a plethora of wonderful historic architecture, including one of the most glorious palaces in Europe. The city’s long and fascinating history and heritage has left a legacy of magnificent structures and charming local culture. Despite devastating air raids during the Second World War, the region has been meticulously rebuilt and is now a vibrant Bavarian city, brimming with enchanting sights and attractions. Würzburg also lies at the heart of Franconian wine country and hosts a variety of superb wine festivals as well as offering visitors the chance to tour local vineyards and wineries to experience the region’s delightful wine culture.

Exploring Würzburg

The city contains a selection of must-see structures with astounding historical architecture, which give visitors a greater insight into Würzburg’s rich culture and heritage. The grandest building in the region, and arguably all of Europe, is The Residence Palace, sometimes referred to as the Castle above all Castles. Erected between 1720 and 1744, the building is one of Europe’s most extravagant palaces, boasting an amazing staircase with its own astonishing mural as well as stunning architecture and design throughout the colossal structure. The Residence Palace’s beautiful gardens are located behind the building and allow free access to the public.

Another of Würzburg’s historic and intriguing structures is the Fortress Marienberg, which overlooks the city from the surrounding hills, offering visitors incredible views of the area. Tours of the fortress can be arranged, offering tourists the opportunity to learn more about the structure’s illustrious history, which dates back to the Middle Ages. Other essential stops on a tour of Würzburg’s architectural heritage are the splendid St Kilian Cathedral and the sensational Pilgrimage Church.

Visitors can delve into the city’s vibrant culture with a trip to one of the local museums, galleries or wineries situated across the region. Popular museums in the city itself include the Martin von Wagner Museum, which showcases artefacts from ancient Egypt, the Röntgen Museum, commemorating the location where x-rays were discovered, and the Museums in the Franconian Wine Country. Visitors can also experience Würzburg’s renowned wine culture at a number of fantastic wine festivals and tasting sessions as well as through tours of local vineyards and wineries.

Würzburg tips

Travellers with a passion for wine culture will relish a trip to Würzburg particularly during the summer and autumn months when the Würzburger Winefest is in full swing. Almost every wine-producing village in Lower Franconia puts on its own wonderful wine fair during this period, so you are sure to experience one or two if you time your visit to the region well.

Wurzburg Itineraries

Nuremberg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

9 sailing dates May 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2169pp
Passau

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

8 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4819pp
Budapest

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

31 sailing dates March 2019 to December 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £2499pp
Rudesheim

Magnificient Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

6 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
AmaWaterways logo FROM £4819pp
Melk

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

9 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Tauck logo FROM £5529pp
Mainz

Antwerp to Vienna

1 sailing date April 2019
18 Nights From Antwerp, Belgium to Austria , Vienna, Austria
CroisiEurope logo FROM £3479pp
Prague

Jewels of Europe with Prague

1 sailing date April 2019
18 Nights From Fly From UK, to Prague
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Mainz

Strasbourg to Vienna

3 sailing dates April 2019 to May 2019
8 Nights From Strasbourg, to Austria , Vienna, Austria
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Bamberg

Vienna to Strasbourg

2 sailing dates October 2019
8 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to , Strasbourg
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1499pp
Nuremberg

21 Day Magnificent Europe Prague to London 2019

1 sailing date November 2019
29 Nights From Prague, to United Kingdom , London
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Amsterdam

Romance of the Rhine and Main

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Melk

Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date June 2021
16 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9549pp
Budapest

Grand Europe

1 sailing date September 2021
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9549pp
Rudesheim

Grand Europe

1 sailing date August 2021
16 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9549pp
Melk

Grand Europe

1 sailing date October 2021
16 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9549pp
Regensburg

Grand Europe

1 sailing date July 2021
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Melk

Britain & Ireland In-Depth With Magnificent Europe

1 sailing date June 2019
34 Nights From London (Dover), United Kingdom to Hungary , Budapest
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Bratislava

Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Budapest to Amsterdam

21 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Basel

Bavaria and the Alsace

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Nuremberg
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