Festung Marienberg

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  • Oliver

    The Marienberg Fortress is just a stone's throw from the city center on the left bank of the Main. It is surrounded by vines and looks down on the old university town with its domes, towers and bridges. Original Fliehburg of the Hallstatt period (around 1000 BC)
    Fortress Marienberg, with its rich historical past and proud appearance, is one of the most impressive architectural monuments of ancient times. Three millennia will tell the story of the mountain festivals. Already around 1000 BC There was a Celtic refuge on the site of today's fortress. The core of the later castle complex is the St. Mary's Church, consecrated in 706, the earliest sacred building east of the Rhine. The castle was founded in 1201 (the keep dates from this period) and from 1253 to 1719 it was the residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops.

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    • February 5, 2017

  • Andreas Seifert

    The fortress was built on a ledge on the left side of the Main about 100 meters above the river. The west side is the only flat side of the mountain. On the north side are the gardens and allotments that were created in the course of the State Garden Show in 1990. The two other mountain slopes are vineyards. The small slope on the eastern flank of the castle is the Schlossberg, on the southern flank the inner ledge.

    Great photo opportunities and views of the city.

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    • August 28, 2017

  • 〽️Markus

    The fortress Marienberg is located above Würzburg in Lower Franconia. The fortress was built on a ledge on the left side of the Main about 100 meters above the river. The west side is the only flat side of the mountain. On the north side are the gardens and allotments that were created in the course of the State Garden Show in 1990. The other two hillsides are vineyards. The small slope on the eastern flank of the castle is the Schlossberg, on the southern flank the inner ledge.

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    • February 25, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    It's worth the hike. The fortress itself is a beautiful large complex with gardens, a restaurant and history. The view from the fortress over Würzburg is just as beautiful as the view over to the Käppele. This side trip is well worth it.

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    • December 11, 2018

  • Andreas Seifert

    Already in the late Bronze Age (urn field culture) and the early Iron Age (Hallstatt period) were probably fortified settlements here. After the migration of peoples, the Franks came in the 6th century. At the beginning of the 8th century, the Marienkirche, the oldest church in Würzburg, was built, in which initially the Würzburg bishops were buried, as evidenced by the grave slabs. Below the fortress to the Main there is the oldest church of the city in the valley, St. Burkard.

    The fortress has been rebuilt several times throughout history. The oldest surviving parts are from 704 (little Marienkirche).

    Around 1200, a castle with a keep and a deep well was built, the palace of Konrad von Querfurt. From 1253 to 1719, the fortress Marienberg was the residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops.

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    • August 28, 2017

  • Alexander

    A short hike through vineyards up to Marienberg is rewarded with a beautiful view.

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    • August 15, 2017

  • Susanne

    In the courtyard you can walk around in winter for free, as well as on the castle wall and enjoy a beautiful view of the city

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    • December 4, 2017

  • Bopp

    It is especially beautiful there for sunset.

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    • February 28, 2019

  • Gerd

    706 Consecration of a Marienkirche. Around 1200 founding of the castle. 1253-1719 seat of the prince bishops. After 1600 conversion to the Renaissance castle. In the 17th century, after the Swedish conquest, the Baroque fortress and the Fürstengarten complex were added.

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    • March 26, 2019

  • Susanne

    Very nice view of the city, even in winter! Free entrance to the courtyard.

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    • December 4, 2017

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    Above Würzburg on the Marienberg is the former attachment Marienberg and a former castle of the princes and bishops.

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    • December 8, 2019

  • Andreas Seifert

    The fortress was built on a ledge on the left side of the Main about 100 meters above the river. The west side is the only flat side of the mountain. On the north side are the gardens and allotments that were created in the course of the State Garden Show in 1990. The other two hillsides are vineyards. The small slope on the eastern flank of the castle is the Schlossberg, on the southern flank the inner ledge.

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    • August 28, 2017

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Location: Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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