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Wurzburg..a real sleeper

We were flying out of Frankfurt and took Rick's advice and stayed in Wurzburg, then trained to the airport. After a month in Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg, Octoberfest in Munich, and German Alps, Wurzburg was a very pleasant surprise. the Residence, the churches, the castle, and, especially the bridge, were more than we had expected. We were sobered by the Wurzburg model of the bombing located in the Rathaus. A sunny afternoon sipping a nice glass of white wine on the bridge was scenic and relaxing at the same time. We hiked up to the castle and were rewarded with an extraordinary view of city, river and hilly vineyards. We went to dinner at Burger Spital to help the foundation dedicated to Wurzburg's seniors and were rewarded with the best meal, hands down, that we had had in four weeks! If you are going to Rothenburg, or flying in or out of Frankfurt, don't miss Wurzburg, better yet make it your jumping off point for a couple of days, you'll be surprised. Hank, Novato

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Thanks for posting this Hank! We will be inWurzburg in about a month and I had been worrying that it was a mistake to put it in our itinerary. Won't worry anymore:)

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I have been to the Residence a number of times and always enjoy it. Such a unique palace. The Tupolo painting on the ceiling is magnificent! Do recommend taking the tour though because otherwise you miss half the palace. Würzburg is a lovely town and deserves a visit.

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Thanks for the report. I love Germany, especially the smaller towns. (sidebar, I am a former resident of Novato!)

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Wurzburg has lots to see and you will see that an Irish Monk brought Christianity to the area,the Church is named after him,St Killians.The Residenz and gardens are worth seeing.