Würzburg’s majestic residence is considered one of the most important baroque palaces in Europe and became a part of the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1981. Unlike other buildings, it was built almost within a single generation and incorporates French château architecture, Viennese baroque and secular elements of northern Italy. The palace was completed in 1780 by the architect Balthasar Neumann and designed for the Prince-Bishop Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn. Most noteworthy attributes are, among others, the chapel, the grand salon and the famous staircase, decorated by by the Venetian Giovanni Battista Tiepolo with a ceiling fresco which pictures the four continents. The residence’s 40 lavish rooms feature an array of tapestries and paintings and can be explored through one of the many guided tours.
Address: Residenzplatz 2, 97070 Würzburg, +49 931 355170