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    Würzburg Residence

    From 1720 to 1744, the shell of the former residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops was built and completed until 1780 to become one of the most prominent baroque castles in Europe. The first builder, prince-bishop Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn, charged the architect Balthasar Neumann (1687-1753), who was still young and unknown at the time, with the planning.

    The interior design was created by three generations of artists and artisans from all over Europe who designed the unique style of Würzburg court art. The Venetian Giovanni Battista Tiepolo set the highlights with his ceiling frescos in the Imperial Hall and the staircase from 1751-1753.

    Today, the residence's south wing accommodates a number of university facilities, from the Martin Wagner Museum to various departments of the classical and ancient studies and parts of the Institute of Philosophy.

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    Frankoniabrunnen vor der Residenz / The Residence's Franconia Fountain
    Südflügel der Residenz / The Würzburg Residenz in springtime
    Südflügel der Residenz / The Würzburg Residenz in springtime
    Blick auf Garten- und Kaisersaal der Residenz / The Residence's Court Gardens
    Blick vom Hofgarten auf die Gartenfront / The Residence's Court Gardens
    Die Gartenfront der Residenz / The Residence's Court Gardens
    Blick vom Hofgarten auf Garten- und Kaisersaal / The Residence's Court Gardens
    Residenz und Hofgarten im Winter / The Residence's Court Gardens in winter
    Blick in die Räume des Staatlichen Hofkellers unter der Residenz / The Residence's historical wine cellars
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    Sanderring 2
    97070 Würzburg

    Phone: +49 931 31-0
    Fax: +49 931 31-82600

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