Würzburg is a vibrant town located by the river Main in northern Bavaria, between Frankfurt and Nuremberg. The mix of stunning historical architecture and the young population is what makes the atmosphere so unique, including 35,000 students from three different universities. The mild and sunny climate is ideal to enjoy the many activities Würzburg has to offer: visiting a beer garden next to the river, attending a sporting or cultural event or taking a stroll through one of the parks.
Over the years, Würzburg has been home to many well-known personalities. Artists whose names are inextricably linked to Würzburg are Tilman Riemenschneider and Balthasar Neumann. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the X-rays in the local Institute of Physics. Würzburg is also the birthplace of physicist Werner Heisenberg and basketball player Dirk Nowitzki.
Würzburg is the gateway to the Romantic Road, a 350 km long route linking cultural treasures and picturesque landscapes. The Romantic Road connects the beautiful Franconian Wine Country, the world-famous fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein, the Fugger city of Augsburg and the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Some highlights we recommend for your visit:
- Visit the Residence Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the adjoining baroque Court Gardens.
- Enjoy a Brückenschoppen, a glass of Franconian wine served on the Old River Main Bridge.
- Take a trip to the Marienberg fortress for an unforgettable view of the city and its numerous churches (get further information here).
- Relax in one of Würzburg’s parks: the Ringpark which encompasses the old town like a belt, the University’s Botanical Garden, or the two former State Garden Show Areas (1990 and 2018).
- Try out Franconian delicacies (such as wine soup, bratwurst or one of the many fish specialties) in a local restaurant or café.
There is something here for everyone! For further information, please visit the website of the tourist information centre.
Contacting the local organisers: +49 162 1361029 or +49 162 1361081
Available Wifi Networks: @BayernWLAN, eduroam
Currency and Banking: The official currency is Euro (€). ATMs can be found all over the city. Traveller’s checks and foreign currency can be exchanged at local banks, but please note that there are no general bank hours in Germany. Some stores and restaurants might not accept credit cards, so it is advised to ask before ordering or to bring cash.
Weather: The weather is relatively mild in September. The temperature ranges from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). Würzburg has less precipitation than almost any other region in Germany.
Electricity: The electrical power supply is 230 V, 50 Hz. Germany uses two plug types, C and F (Euro Plug).
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited inside public buildings, stores, restaurants and cafes.
Taxation: The value-added tax (7 - 19%) is already included in the price, the exact amount is on the receipt. Non-EU residents might get a refund for non-edible purchases.