Mission Statement

The Mainfränkisches Museum Würzburg presents its extensive collections in the history-charged premises of the Marienberg Fortress, which was the seat of government of the Prince-Bishops and the centre of the dukedom of Franconia for centuries. Evidence of the cultural history of Main-Franconia can be seen, dating from the Stone Age to the start of the 20th century, including artwork of international ranking such as the Gothic sculptures of Tilman Riemenschneider. The items, which were saved from the almost complete destruction of Würzburg on 16th March 1945, bear testament to the former glory of the “Alte Würzburg” (Old Würzburg).

The Mainfränkisches Museum Würzburg contributes to the local and regional identity, creates a reference to the origin and history and conveys to German and foreign guests the diversity and cultural significance of the city and the region. In view of the educational mandate, the Mainfränkisches Museum is responsible for the collecting and preserving of original evidence relating to the city and state history, along with its documentation and research. They are the foundation for imparting information, which is geared towards the diversity of visitors in its presentation and versatile programmes and activities.

Sustainability, quality and their safeguarding demand an adequate infrastructure of the museum and a team of qualified and committed employees, who are all committed to this mission statement of the Mainfränkisches Museum. The basis of the museum’s work are the “Ethical Guidelines for Museums” by ICOM. The consistent realisation of this mission statement, working together with all our members of staff, is our success and objective.

Opening Hours

Museum für Franken
Staatliches Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte

1st April to 31st October
10:00 - 17:00
1st November to 31st March
10:00 - 16:00
Closed on Mondays
Opening hours on public holidays

Department of City History in the Fürstenbaumuseum
16th March to 31st October
10:00 - 17:00
1st November to 15th March
Closed on Mondays


Museum für Franken
Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte

Festung Marienberg
Oberer Burgweg
97082 Würzburg

Telephone +49 (0)931-20594 0
Telefax     +49 (0)931-20594 56

How to find us