Würzburg Germany: 1-day Itinerary

Würzburg is a city in Germany located in the northern state of Bavaria, and one of the destinations of the Romantic Road.

Wine in all its varieties dominates the city of Würzburg, there are numerous wine festivals throughout the year, and the city has interesting attractions.

Festung Marienberg WürzburgWürzburg Germany

How to spend 1 day in Würzburg Germany

In this 1-day itinerary in Würzburg, discover the main attractions of the city.

Day 1 in Würzburg

Start the day by visiting the Alte Mainbrücke, Würzburg’s main ancient bridge, lined with Baroque statues of saints.

Head into the old city center and visit the Marienkapelle and the Würzburger Cathedral.

Near the cathedral is the splendid Baroque-style palace, Residenz, Würzburg’s must-see attraction. Next to the Residenz is the spectacular French garden, Hofgarten.

Festung Marienberg is a fortress that currently houses a museum and a park. It offers beautiful views of the city.

The guided wine tasting tour at Juliusspital is well worth taking, and if you are a wine lover, visit the Franconian Wine Country Tourism as well.

Things to see

  • Alte Mainbrücke
  • Marienkapelle
  • Wurzburger Cathedral
  • Residenz
  • Hofgarten
  • Festung Marienberg

Day 1 Itinerary Map

Sights in Würzburg

1. Residenz

Residenz Würzburg

The Residenz is a palace with a Baroque style built between 1719 – 1744. It is a symbol of the city.

Residenzplatz 2, 97070

2. Hofgarten

Hofgarten Würzburg

The Hofgarten is located next to the Residenz. The garden has many Baroque sculptures, including ornamental vases.

Residenzplatz 2, 97070

3. Festung Marienberg

Festung Marienberg Würzburg

The original castle on Marienberg, a hill from the end of the Bronze Age, was probably a fort built in the 8th century by the Dukes of Franconia-Thuringia.

After the invasion of the castle in 1961 by the Swedish, a circle of bastions was built to protect Marienberg.

In 1945 the fortress was almost completely burned and its reconstruction was completed in 1990.

It currently functions as a museum and park.

Festung Marienberg, 97082

4. Würzburg Cathedral

Würzburg Cathedral

The Würzburg Cathedral is the fourth largest Romanesque church in Germany. It is notable for its beautifully restored interior.

Domstraße 43, 97070

5. Marienkapelle

Marienkapelle Würzburg

The Marienkapelle was built between 1377 – 1479. It is located on the Marktplatz.

Marktpl. 7, 97070

6. Alte Mainbrücke

Mainbrücke Würzburg

The Alte Mainbrücke is the main old bridge in the city. It is a magnificent structure lined with baroque statues of saints.

Alte Mainbrücke, 97070

7. Kaiserstrasse & Schönbornstrasse

Major fashion networks are found on the Kaiserstrasse and Schönbornstrasse streets. In the vicinity of the Marktplatz square, there are several boutiques and cafés.

Kaiserstrasse / Schönbornstrasse

Where to stay in Würzburg

1. Schlosshotel Steinburg

Schlosshotel Steinburg©Schlosshotel Steinburg

Schlosshotel Steinburg is an elegant hotel located 2.4 km (1.5 miles) from the city center on a hill with vineyards above the Main River.

The rooms are cozy and feature modern amenities. All rooms are equipped with a TV, work desk and minibar.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool and a sauna.

Reußenweg 2, 97080 Würzburg, Germany

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2. Zur Stadt Mainz

Zur Stadt Mainz©Zur Stadt Mainz

Located in the center of Würzburg within walking distance of the Residenz building, Zur Stadt Mainz offers great value for money.

Rooms are modern and feature a flat-screen TV, work desk, electric kettle, and coffee maker.

The hotel has a restaurant that serves regional, seasonal, and fresh dishes.

Semmelstraße 39, 97070 Würzburg, Germany

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3. Hotel Würzburger Hof

Hotel Würzburger Hof©Hotel Würzburger Hof

Located in the center of Würzburg, the Hotel Würzburger Hof offers comfort and elegance.

All rooms have a flat-screen TV, work desk, coffee maker and minibar.

Barbarossapl. 2, 97070 Würzburg, Germany

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4. GHOTEL hotel & living Würzburg

GHOTEL hotel & living Würzburg©GHOTEL hotel & living Würzburg

The GHOTEL hotel & living Würzburg is located in a modern building close to the central station and the historic city center.

The rooms have a flat-screen TV and a work desk.

The hotel has a gym and a sauna.

Schweinfurter Str. 3, 97080 Würzburg, Germany

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5. Best Western Premier Hotel Rebstock

Best Western Premier Hotel Rebstock ©Best Western Premier Hotel Rebstock

The Best Western Premier Hotel Rebstock is located in a beautiful building with a rococo facade just a short distance from the banks of the Main and the Alte Mainbrücke.

Rooms are elegant and feature a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and minibar.

The hotel has an award-winning restaurant and offers free use of a nearby gym and sauna.

Neubaustraße 7, 97070 Würzburg, Germany

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6. Mercure Hotel Würzburg am Mainufer

Mercure Hotel Würzburg am Mainufer©Mercure Hotel Würzburg am Mainufer

Located just a short distance from the Alte Mainbrücke, the Mercure Hotel Würzburg am Mainufer offers excellent value for money.

Rooms have a flat-screen TV and offer tea and coffee facilities.

Dreikronenstraße 27, 97082 Würzburg, Germany

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7. Hotel am Congress Centrum

Hotel am Congress Centrum©Hotel am Congress Centrum

The Hotel am Congress Centrum is located in a charming building in the historic center of Würzburg.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, and minibar.

Pleichertorstraße 26, 97070 Würzburg, Germany

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Shopping in Würzburg

1. Galeria Kaufhof Würzburg

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Schönbornstraße 3, 97070

Plan your Trip

Würzburg has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Frankfurt, Nuremberg.

Distances

Frankfurt – 119 km (73.9 miles)

Nuremberg – 109 km (67.8 miles)

Munich – 277 km (172 miles)

Stuttgart – 148 km (91.9 miles)

Hannover – 365 km (227 miles)

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See also

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