Best Things to Do in Wurzburg, Germany

Are you planning your Wurzburg itinerary and wondering about the best things to do in Wurzburg? Then read on and find out what to do and see, plus more travel tips for your Wurburg itinerary.

Wurzburg is a hidden gem nestled in the southern part of Germany. While it may not be as well-known as some of its more famous counterparts, like Munich or Neuschwanstein Castle, there’s no shortage of magic and beauty to discover here. Imagine strolling through charming cobblestone streets, surrounded by stunning architecture and lively culture.

With its colorful history and warm hospitality, Wurzburg promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit. 

Are you ready for a romantic adventure in Germany? The beautiful town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is just one stop of the magical “Romantic Road” road trip. Take a detour to visit the stunning Neuschwanstein Castle and make Wurzburg your starting or ending point to explore over 400 kilometers of Bavarian beauty. 

Activities in Würzburg in one day, Arzo Travels


Yes, definitely. Wurzburg is worth visiting because of many reasons. I was smitten by its castle, the friendliest people in Germany, its historic and pretty buildings, the town center, and its vibe. While I am also sure that, as a slow traveler, you could spend weeks in the city and always discover something new, I also think that one day in Wurzburg is enough to find out about the best things to do in Wurzburg. 


Here are some quick trips for your Wurzburg trip.


  • In the state of Bavaria
  • About 1.5 hours from Frankfurt and three hours from Munich (or if you do the “Romantic Road” road trip, 50 minutes from Rothenburg ob der Tauber).
  • Click here if you like to do a guided tour from Frankfurt.

How to Get Around Wurzburg

  • Wurzburg (in German written as Würzburg) is quite compact, so many sights can be discovered on foot. You will not need a car or public transportation unless you cannot walk much. In this case, you might want to take the bus to the Marienburg Festung. 

Where to Stay in Wurzburg

I stayed outside the city center at an Airbnb. However, I actually suggest staying at the town center, especially if you are here only for one night, so you don’t waste time on traffic or driving.

Best Time to Visit Würzburg

I am not a fan of traveling in Europe in July or August. This is normally a high season when many locals are on holiday, so you mostly only deal with tourists. 

Also, it can be really hot in summer (even in Germany), and prices for accommodations can rise.

I suggest getting here in September or springtime (we can’t predict Germany’s weather, so while the weather can be bad or rainy, it would still be my preferred season to visit if I were flexible).


So, here are my tips for what to do in Wurzburg, what to see, which places to visit in one day, and a few more important travel tips.

Residenz Würzburg 

The Residence Palace -Residenz Würzburg in German – is a must-see in Wurzburg and a great place to start your Wurzburg itinerary.

  • The palace is located close to the city center, and you can easily get there on foot.  


Welcome to Residence Place, a magnificent 18th-century palace that used to house the Würzburg prince-bishop. As one of Europe’s most prominent baroque palaces, it’s a must-visit destination for any history or architecture buff.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to pay a dime to appreciate its beauty! The pretty gardens (which are free to visit) are perfect for a leisurely stroll, and you’ll be treated to stunning views from every angle.

During summer, the gardens come to life with blossoming flowers, making it the ultimate spot to unwind and relax on one of the many benches provided. If you’re feeling extra curious, don’t hesitate to join a guided tour and see what lies behind the palace’s walls. Since I was traveling with my little dog, I had to skip that, but this is probably 

To enjoy the interior here is some information. 

Opening Hours & Prices

  • April-October: daily 9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5.30 pm)
    November-March: daily 10 am-4.30 pm (last entry: 4 pm)
  • Closed: The Residence is closed only on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday, and 24, 25, and 31 December.
  • The Court Garden is open daily until dusk (8 pm at the latest).
  • Tickets are around 9€, and children under 18 years can visit for free.

Old Town /Town Center

It is time to visit Würzburg’s Altstadt – the enchanting old town. Meander through its winding cobblestone streets and admire the stunning architecture of its historic buildings. With a reputation for being one of the most beautiful destinations in the area, you simply must experience it for yourself.

Get ready for a delightful journey back in time!

Old Town, Wurzburg in 1 day itinerary

Wurzburg best places to see and best things to do
There are a few must-see buildings, but my suggestion is to let your feet guide you through the many shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks. Trust me, you won’t regret taking a leisurely stroll through this picturesque town.

A few places that are the main attractions in the old town of Wurzburg include the Falkenhaus, with its bright yellow rococo façade (which is home to the tourism office), the Marienkapelle (a church in gothic style from the 15th century), the Market Square, or the Four Tubes Fountain-

Wurzburg best things to see in Wurzburg, Bavaria, Fountain Four Tubes

Würzburg Cathedral

Welcome to the fascinating world of Würzburg Cathedral, also known as the Würzburger Dom! Did you know that this impressive church was the first one ever built in the city, way back in 788? While the original structure may not be visible anymore, the current building that you can marvel at today dates back to the 13th century.

This magnificent Romanesque church, dedicated to St. Kilian, is one of the largest of its kind in Germany.

But wait, there’s more! If you have an appreciation for art, be sure to explore the different works of art housed within the walls of this stunning cathedral.

Julius Promenade

Looking for a spot in the city center to grab a bite and take a break? Look no further than Julius Promenade! While it may not be the most scenic street in town, it’s got everything you need for a satisfying meal.

Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking to splurge, you’ll find plenty of restaurants serving up delicious fare. And the best part? You’ll be in great company, as locals and visitors alike flock to this popular spot. So why not add Julius Promenade to your lunchtime rotation and see what all the fuss is about?

Marienberg Festung 

If you’re up for some adventure and great views, make a stop at the Marienberg Fortress! From the Julius promenade, you can either take a leisurely stroll or catch a bus to reach this hilltop gem.

Once there, you’ll be treated to stunning panoramic views of the city that are sure to leave you speechless. Don’t miss out on the chance to add this iconic destination to your travel itinerary!

Festung, best things to see in Wurzburg, Bavaria, Fountain

Wurzburg best view from Festung
Did you know that the first part of this magnificent building was actually built in the 8th century? Its rich history continued as the main part was constructed in the 12th century, and from the 13th to the 18th century it served as the ruling seat of the Würzburg prince-bishops.

While the Residence Palace later became their seat of power, this stunning structure remains a testament to their long and storied legacy.

You can take in these stunning views absolutely for free. That’s right – by simply walking along the walls, you can bask in the beauty of the cityscape. But if you’re looking to get a closer look at the Princes’ Building, you’ll need to snag yourself a ticket.

Don’t worry though – it’s only about 4€. Trust me, the sights are worth it!

Opening Hours for the Princes’ Building:

  • March 16th – October: from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm
  • Closed from November – March 15th

Marienbrücke (Brücke)

Looking to soak up some local vibes and take in the scenic views of Marienbrücke? If you’re in town on a sunny day, this is the perfect spot to wrap up your day in style. Be sure to join the bustling crowds and grab a refreshing drink from one of the cute cafes nearby.

Then, sit back and soak in the sights from the stunning Marienbrücke Bridge. It’s the ultimate way to unwind and experience life like a true local. 

Marienbrücke, Wurzburg in 1 day itinerary
You might have seen it on your way to the Marienberg Fortress, but make also sure to cross it. From there, you can get a stunning view of the fortress and the Main River. And guess what? The bridge itself is a unique attraction, with beautiful artwork and intricate details that are worth checking out.

So, while you sip on your drinks, don’t forget to take a closer look at the bridge and appreciate its beauty. 

The Marienbrücke is a gem of a location that’ll make you fall even harder for Germany (and this charming city in particular). Trust me, soaking up the view on a beautiful day – with a refreshing drink in hand, if you so choose – is an experience you won’t soon forget. 


Are you planning a day trip to Wurzburg? Let me tell you, this city has so much to offer in just one day! From stunning architecture to historic landmarks, you definitely won’t run out of things to see and do.

I have some top recommendations for you, but keep in mind that if you want to add more to your Wurzburg itinerary, feel free to explore! Overall, Wurzburg is a gorgeous city that is definitely worth a visit, and one day in Wurzburg is enough to discover the best things to do in Wurzburg.

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Safe Travels, Arzo

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