Just 90 minutes southeast of Frankfurt and an hour west of Nuremberg, Würzburg is one of Bavaria’s most centrally located and historically significant cities. With 130,000 residents, Würzburg is a center of education, with the Julius-Maximilians-University (founded in 1402) employing many citizens. Besides academics, Koenig & Bauer, a manufacturer of printing machines, is a major corporation in Würzburg. A Celtic settlement, Würzburg was the center of the 16th century’ Peasant revolts. Eighty-five percent of the city was bombed during WWII, but several tourist attractions from the old city still remain, including the Haus zum Falken (a fine example of Rococo architecture) and the majestic Residenz palace, which features world-famous murals from the Italian master Tiepolo. Though an administrative and education center, Würzburg is also the wine capital of the Franconia region, boasting many local white wines from the Silvaner grape. Thanks to Germany’s efficient high-speed rail system, Würzburg has daily ICE connections to Kassel, Frankfurt and Hamburg.
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