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Cruises to Wurzburg

251 Reviews
Wurzburg (Photo:leoks/Shutterstock)

About Cruising to Wurzburg

Located on the Main River between Nuremberg and Frankfurt, Wurzburg is a popular port for cruises around Germany. The city was devastated by bombs and firestorms during World War II. Its major historic monuments have been restored, but since 90 percent of it was destroyed during the war, much of the city is distinctly modern, with a bit less charm than other Bavarian towns.

Wurzburg is home to Germany's second-oldest university, and about a quarter of its 130,000 residents are students. That academic atmosphere has produced 13 Nobel Prize winners.

The city was once ruled by prince-bishops, who held both religious and political power. The main attraction is their Residenz palace, built in the late 18th century. Some river cruise lines offer an included or optional excursion to the nearby town of Rothenberg from the port.

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Cities Of Light

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Viking Baldur

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Grand European Tour

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Grand European Tour

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Festive Season In The Heart Of Germany With 2 Nigh...

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More about Wurzburg

Why Cruise to Wurzburg?

Pros:

Wurzburg is home to Residenz, a stunning former palace that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cons:

The city had to be rebuilt after the war, so it's fairly modern and lacks some of the charm of other German cities

Bottom Line:

Though most are not in their original form, history lovers will find plenty of interesting sights in Wurzburg

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Currency is the euro. Ships dock on the south side of the city, and there are no ATMs in the immediate area (the closest is on Virchowstrasse). You will find a bank across from the Residenz, and there are many banks and ATMs in the city center near the tourist office.

Language?

The language is German, but many people speak English -- particularly because this is a university town.

--By Gayle Keck, Cruise Critic contributor


Wurzburg Cruise Reviews
Walking Tour & lunchin Rothenburg ob der Tauber AM Prince- Bishop's Place Residenz in Wurzburg PMRead More
paulbbest
Great included tour of the Residence(and gardens) and of the Old Town and crossing the old bridge where people can buy a glass of wine and drink it on the bridge.Read More
SM77
The Bishop's Residence is beautiful as is the rest of this city.Read More
chonkod
Very enjoy this city.Read More
chihyuanyu

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