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"Fortress and Knights"

What was medieval life like in Würzburg? Our most popular tour answers this question. During a tour through the various castle courtyards, the Marienberg Fortress is explored. The arrow slits, the deep trenches of the castle complex, the Marienkirche (Saint Mary’s Church), the horse pool and the castle keep tell exciting stories upon closer inspection and provide an insight into knightly life. In the summer, there is also a detour into the Fürstengarten (Royal Garden), which offers an exquisite view over the city of Würzburg. The second part of the tour guides you through the Mainfränkisches Museum, where the guide will stop at the original armour exhibits to explain how intricate their workmanship was, how heavy they are and what problems could be associated with wearing it. Interesting details from a knight’s everyday life and trying on reproduction armour or the attire of a castle damsel are the highlights of this tour.

The fortress tour can also be combined with the subjects of Riemenschneider or urban development.

Opening Hours

Museum für Franken
Staatliches Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte
incl. Museum im Fürstenbau

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


Museum für Franken
Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte

Festung Marienberg
97082 Würzburg

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

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