Sampling Wine on the Romantic Road in Würzburg, Germany
Located on Germany’s “Romantic Road,” but not necessarily on everyone’s itinerary, is the lovely university town, Würzburg. Historically a part of Franconia (now a part of Bavaria), Würzburg is a major center in German wine production. Vineyards line the hills surrounding the town—and even the slopes of the Fortress Marienburg, which dominates the city’s skyline. There is much to see, including the enormous, over-the-top baroque palace of the Prince-Bishops, designed by the 18th-century architect, Balthasar Neumann, a longtime Würzburg resident. In town, there are several bürgerspitals, small rooms attached to wineries where you can sample the local products, especially the excellent dry Silvaner.
- Felix Arroyo I love Wurzburg, the residence, Marienburg Fortress and the downtown area near the river. Lived for three years nearby in Kitziengen and never got tired of visiting Wurzburg. Miss it a lot.