About Würzburg

Würzburg is a vibrant town located by the river Main in northern Bavaria, equidistant from Frankfurt and Nuremberg. It might be full of buildings from a range of epochs and the heart of a traditional wine-growing area, but it is also home to 30,000 college students from three different universities. The mix of stunning historical architecture and the young population is what makes the atmosphere so unique. 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 a stroll through one of the parks.

Over the years, the lovely town 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 pictoresque 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 stay:

  • 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 Marienberg fortress for an unforgettable view of the entire city and its numerous churches
  • Relax in one of Würzburg’s parks: the Ringpark which emcompasses 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 specialities) in a local restaurant or cafe

There is something here for every interest! For further information, visit the website of the tourist information centre .

General information

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.

Language: The official language of the congress is English. The national language is German, but many residents speak English, too.

Electricity: The electrical power supply is 230 V, 50 Hz. Germany uses two plug types, C and F (Euro Plug).

Opening hours: General opening hours are 08.00 - 20.00 (Monday - Saturday), some retailers are open 10.00 - 20.00. Please note that offices and stores are closed on Sundays in Germany.

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.