Mercure Hotel Schweinfurt Maininsel
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... who first used X-Rays) was a Professor at Wurzburg University. The highlight of Wurzburg is the so-called 'Residenz' built for the price-bishops of the Sconborn family. It is a beautiful baroque palace - one of the largest in Germany.
In the 13C, local bishops were given the status of 'Price-Bishops'by the ruling emporer. This made them not only a religious ruler but they also became head of the secular society and ...
... 20pm and it was good to get up and stretch the legs. We walked into town along the tramway and along the way we noticed an interesting gate. So we went inside and it turned out to be a medical clinic. The building had a beautiful courtyard and wings and I'm sure that in summer the gardens would be very pretty.
Continuing along, we looked inside the Augustinerkloster, which was absolutely packed. We inadvertently arrived 10 ...
Tuesday Wurzburg is the capital of Lower Franconia. Dennis did his bike ride and I visited the Residenz Palace the residence of the former Prince Bishop but now a World Heritage site and was treated to a wine tasting in the wine cellar. Wednesday After a very entertaining glass blowing demonstration disembarked in Mittenberg. The weather was a little ...
... complete with free corpse-viewings (apparently European churches are all for having the remains of dead saints on display beneath chapel alters) we sought out the medieval tower where the town's torture chamber was. Every medieval town had a torture tower. As macabre as it sounds, we were disappointed to discover we could not access the tower, but that turned out to be fine because we were able to get our educational fill of medieval torture in the next town. Rothenburg Ob De ...
... tour of Wurzburg, put our guidebook away, and it began to rain as we walked to our car. As we drove to Rothenburg, it stopped raining. Our hotel in Rothenburg was 1 minute from the medieval town wall and gate. We checked in to the hotel, had half a glass of wine, and set out for our walking tour of Rothenburg (following our guidebook). We stopped for an ice cream cone to eat along the way (Mary's idea), and began an incredible visit to the most well-preserved medieval town in ...