Ramble through 10th-century Würzburg, formerly the centre of the Franconia kingdom, and today a bustling student city. The city was once the home of powerful prince-bishops and renowned its baroque Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and regarded as one of Europe’s finest palaces. This grand palace was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, sculptors, stucco- workers, and painters. Particularly noteworthy is Tiepolo’s ceiling fresco—the largest in the world.
Würzburg is also home to one of Germany’s oldest churches, built in the 8th century on a former pagan shrine. Stroll across the 15th century Alte Mainbrücke, the oldest surviving bridge spanning the Main for a great view of the city lights.