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Sep 8, 2019 - Wuerzburg

It was a good sleeping night; the morning was cloudy and cool. Continuing down the Main, we passed through more locks. A quick stop at Flusshafen allowed some to disembark for one of the paid tours. Many churches are in view; the Byzantine cross was frequently used. After giving way to two other ships, we went under the Alte Mainbruecke, bedecked with statuary and soon docked in Wuerzburg. (The crew was heard restoring the sun deck, so we must have passed under the lowest bridges already.) Our Wurzburg tour consisted primarily of a visit to...

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Jun 14, 2017 - Day 6: Wurzburg, Germany

Day 6, and we docked in Wurzburg, located on the Main River in northern Bavaria. Our tour here first visited another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bishop's Residence, built between 1719 and 1744. The 400-room palace was then heavily damaged in WWII by British bombers, and was rebuilt and restored from 1945-1987. The Four Continents ceiling fresco, at almost 7300 square feet, is larger than the Sistine Chapel ceiling, and was painted by the Venetian painter Tiepolo, and completed in 1753. After the Palace tour, a short bus tour of downtown...

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Jun 10, 2015 - Day 32 - Würzberg and Rothenburg

Day 32 - Wednesday 10th June, 2015 - Würzberg and Rothenburg Time is now 10:33pm and we are slowly working our way towards another lock. The marker we just passed tells me that we have 219km to go till we leave the Main River and start our voyage down the Rhine River. This day has been fairly full on. Left by coaches for a quick trip to the centre of Wurzberg (only 10mins drive). Had a tour guide walk of the town and a look over the Residence of the former Prince Bishops, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there we ambled down to the...

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Swiss Trip 2015

Jun 9, 2015 - Wurzburg Germany

The baroque Bishops' Residenz of Wurzburg is one of Germany's largest and most ornate palaces. This former residence of the Wurzburg prince-bishop was designed by architect Balthasar Neumann and built over a 70-year period, beginning in 1720. Both the massive reception staircase and overhead ceiling are considered masterpieces of design, made even more impressive by the Venetian artist Giambattista Tiepolo's stunning "Four Continents" ceiling fresco. We saw several of the building's ornate rooms, each representing a different style...

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May 22, 2014 - Wurzberg and Wine Bridge

What a beautiful day it was in the city of Wurzberg. Sun was shining and everyone woke up feeling great. Lindsay was super excited to be meeting with family and looked as Canadian as can be in her red and white outfit that she had planned for the occasion. The hotel had a beautiful breakfast with smoked salmon, huge pots of coffee, eggs and fruit etc. This brings up a coffee question- we've been getting coffees at various cafés since we got here and never get a straight answer. What is the difference between a milchcafe (milk coffee) and...

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European Adventure

May 21, 2014 - Berlin to Wurzberg!

So with a quick start to the day we managed to have breakfast, see the reichstag which was super neat because they have this modern dome which allows heating of air temp and acts as a receptacle for water. Dad will have to explain this.... We just got back from haufbrohaus in Munich and I just want to get the basics in here. Anywho. We had a drive to Wurzberg and on the way we had a pit stop to get coffee. We were very surprised to get off at a mcdonalds and have great coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and a tasty wrap. It even had self...

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European Adventure

Oct 28, 2011 - Wurzburg

Today we visited the Residenz in Wurzburg. It was the palace of the Price Bishops and was beautiful with the painted ceilings stucco decorations. Some time the stucco and painting melded together to give a 3D realistic feeling to the works. We toured through the rooms of one wing and as you went from room to room they became grander and grander. The final room had 2kg of gilding and was really a jaw dropper. We also got to see the servant’s hallways behind the main rooms. The gardens were nice but this is not the time of year for gardens...

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