Festung Marienberg

Our apartment is really, really close to Festung Marienberg. We actually park the car against the wall of the fortress! It is an understatement to say that we were surprised by the easy access.

The fortress is huge.  I haven’t been able to fit it completely in my camera frame yet, so the featured image is a little garden house along one of its pathways.  The surrounding green space is a city park called Landesgartenschau with walking trails, japanese gardens, and rose pavilions that are said to produce a splendor of blooms during the spring and summer. The fortress became a palace in 1600, and is today a museum.  It is one of the highest points in Würzburg and overlooks the city and surrounding valley.

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