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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

Luxembourg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

10 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2022
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2459pp
Bamberg

Christmas Wonderland

2 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4599pp
Bamberg

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
AmaWaterways logo FROM £5539pp
Mainz

Medieval Germany from Mainz

10 sailing dates August 2020 to September 2021
7 Nights From Mainz, Germany to Nuremberg
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1749pp
Rudesheim

Nuremberg to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3149pp
Passau

Vienna to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to , Amsterdam
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £5219pp
Nuremberg

Grand German Sojourn

2 sailing dates September 2020 to May 2021
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nuremberg
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Passau

From The Black Sea To The North Sea

3 sailing dates October 2020 to September 2021
25 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Würzburg

Enchanted Europe - Westbound

5 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
15 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Switzerland , Basel
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4969pp
Bamberg

Jewels Of Central Europe - Budapest to Remich

6 sailing dates September 2020 to September 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Remich, Luxembourg
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £4029pp
Breisach

German Grandeur(Westbound)

5 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2021
8 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3049pp
Würzburg

Christmastime from Vienna to Basel

4 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
15 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Switzerland , Basel
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Heidelberg

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

3 sailing dates November 2020 to December 2021
9 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to Germany , Nuremberg
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3989pp
Bamberg

Christmastime from Vienna to Frankfurt

4 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
11 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to , Frankfurt
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Frankfurt

Christmastime from Nuremberg to Basel

5 sailing dates December 2020 to December 2021
9 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
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Bratislava

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

5 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Hungary , Budapest
Riviera Travel logo FROM £2559pp
Würzburg

Three Rivers Cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £1739pp
Dürnstein

Across Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

1 sailing date August 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
Amadeus River Cruises logo FROM £3059pp
Melk

Trans-european Cruise, Contrast Of Cultures

2 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2021
12 Nights From Strasbourg, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bamberg

Strasbourg to Vienne

2 sailing dates April 2021 to May 2021
8 Nights From Strasbourg, to France , Vienne
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