Würzburg and the Main

The most prominent geographical feature of the city is the Main River (pronounced ‘mine’), which stretches across Bavaria and meets the Rhine. It is situated in a river valley that produces Franconian wine.

Würzburg is so pretty.
I hesitate to say this at the risk of sounding like a travel guide, but it is a city brimming with beauty.  Local culture, history and geography are all present within a relatively small area.  It is a city for tourists, for pedestrians, for students, and for even those who like a bit of the good life. During the afternoon and evening, at least a hundred will convene to order a glass of wine and stand on the Alte Mainbrücke “Old Main Bridge” laughing and talking, gazing out over the river, enjoying the air and good company.

It will be easy to get used to this.

We received many recommendations to live in Würzburg.  Aside from the aforementioned benefits, there is plenty to stay busy.  Within the Altstadt “Old City” there are several historical sites, a couple of universities, shopping, nightlife, scenic walking/running areas and a giant medieval fortress which I think is great.

+ Stadt Würzburg website
+ Feast your eyes on a city tour YouTube video
+ Marienberg Fortress, conquered once! since 710 A.D.


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