Oh, Wurzburg – what a gorgeous city. Our 4th stop on our Rhine and Main Christmas Market River Cruise was the city of Wurzburg. This place had it all! A palace (Wurzburg Residence), a fortress (Fortress Marienberg) and wineries as far as the eye can see – literally! They also had a wonderful Christmas Market, but it was almost secondary to everything else there was to see!
Our first stop in Wurzburg was the Residence. This palace of the prince-bishops of Bavaria was modeled after Versailles and you can see it immediately as you tour! Photos were not permitted inside, but I got some gorgeous pictures through the rain of the small but amazing gardens.
We headed back to the boat for lunch, then began walking – over to the “Old Stone Bridge” where every day, locals gather to enjoy the company of friends and a glass of the local wine. We hiked up to the fortress – an imposing structure – that is surrounded by vinyards and walking paths. The view of the town from the Fortress was amazing and it was worth the climb!
We strolled back over the Old Stone Bridge, partook in the local tradition of a drink, then found our way to beautiful Christmas Markets throughout the old city. All in all, it was a great day with fabulous sights and memories to last a lifetime!!!!