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Würzburger Residenz

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  • Day20

    Archbishop's Residence and St. Killian's

    May 14, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    The Residence of the Archbishop is the most opulent high baroque structure I can recall seeing. The artistry and craftsmanship are unspeakably beautiful. Everything was "over the top" in this attempt to emulate the aesthetic excesses of Versailles. The little chapel with its myriad of angels and gold sun bursts transports one to the throne of God. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photographs inside.

    St. Killian's Church, despite its grizzly skeletons on the outside, was lovely inside. It is a monument to three Irish monks who brought Christianity back into Germany in the dark ages. On our way back to the bus we saw the church of St. Kilian, the site of the three Irish martyrs who brought Christianity to Franconia around 670 AD. Its white and gold interior are gloriously refreshing and joyful. The priest had just finished a mass for the Feast of the Ascension, and incense still hung heavy in the air. Without setting up a tripod, I attempted to hold the camera on a steady pew to take my slow exposures. We almost had to run back to the ship, and barely made the departure time of 6:15 pm. The activities briefing for tomorrow preceded our 7:00 pm supper with Heather and Don, joined by Mike and his wife Helen from Patuxent River, Maryland. The runny nose and the coughing is slowing down. I'm glad Glenda suggested continuing the full course of antibiotics for ten days. The doctor onboard the Royal Princess told me that I had to take that medicine for only 5 days.
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  • Day11

    Wurzburg Residence

    June 20, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    This morning was hard to get up, so much walking and my head is starting to hurt from all the stories, so many facts but also heaps on fiction and myths.

    Unlike many castles which incorporates the styles of a number of different periods, the Würzburg Residence was built in its entirety, with short interruptions, almost within a single generation.

    The architects drew inspiration from Vienna to Paris and from Genoa and Venice to Amsterdam. The building has French château architecture, Viennese baroque and the religious and secular architecture of northern Italy.

    Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside very annoying
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  • Day543

    Day 544: Wurzburg Residence

    August 12, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    First day trip, heading west for about an hour to the town of Wurzburg. Here we visited the immense Residence, a huge palace complex situated just near the river. It was an incredible expression of Baroque design and styling, though much of it suffered heavy damage in WW2 (definitely a recurring theme in Germany!). There was still some incredible stuff to see though, particularly the grand staircase room which had an intricately painted and decorated ceiling. There was also a fascinating use of stucco to bring some elements out of the flat painting and give the whole thing an illusion of depth.

    No dogs inside naturally, and it was another hot day so we alternated on separate tours. Shandos went first and I did some filming and waited for her. The next tour was at 1:30 so we had time for a quick lunch in the restaurant. Nice food, though the place was overrun by bees and I eventually got stung on my foot when I stood up! I think one was sitting just under the tongue of my shoe and the act of standing up crushed the stinger into my foot. Ouch. Thankfully a nearby cyclist lady having a coffee had a first aid kit and kindly gave me some anti-stinging cream. So I hobbled around the palace for an hour but it was definitely worth it!

    Mid afternoon we headed back to our room where Shandos hit the (freezing cold) pool and I had a nap. No on-site restaurant and a Sunday night meant the only thing open in town was the pizza shop, so pizza it was!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Würzburger Residenz, Wuerzburger Residenz

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