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Würzburg
Würzburg
(/ˈvɜːrtsbɜːrɡ, ˈwɜːrtsbɜːrɡ/;[2] German pronunciation: [ˈvʏɐ̯tsbʊɐ̯k] ( listen); Main-Franconian: Wörtzburch) is a city in the region of Franconia, northern Bavaria, Germany. Located on the Main River, it is the capital of the Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
of Lower Franconia. The regional dialect is East Franconian. Würzburg
Würzburg
lies about equidistant from Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main and Nuremberg (each about 120 kilometers or 75 miles away). Although the city of Würzburg
Würzburg
is not part of the Landkreis Würzburg, (i.e., district of Würzburg), it is the seat of the district's administration. The city has a population of around 124,000 people.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early and medieval history 1.2 Modern history

2 Geography

2.1 City structure

3 Demographics 4 Economy

4.1 Military

5 Arts and culture

5.1 Main sights 5.2 Museums and galleries

6 Sports 7 Governance

7.1 Mayor 7.2 Town twinning

8 Education and research

8.1 University 8.2 University of Applied Science 8.3 Conservatory 8.4 Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research

9 Media 10 Infrastructure

10.1 Transportation

10.1.1 Roads 10.1.2 Rail 10.1.3 Trams/Trains 10.1.4 Buses 10.1.5 Port 10.1.6 Bicycle

10.2 Utilities 10.3 Health care

11 Notable people 12 See also 13 References 14 Further reading 15 External links

History[edit] See also: Timeline of Würzburg Early and medieval history[edit]

Impression of the city seal of 1319

Woodcut depicting Würzburg
Würzburg
from the Nuremberg
Nuremberg
Chronicle (1493)

Panorama of Würzburg
Würzburg
with castle Marienberg. Matthäus Merian
Matthäus Merian
in Cornelis Danckerts, "Historis", 1642.

A Bronze Age (Urnfield culture) refuge castle stood on the site of the present Fortress Marienberg. The former Celtic territory was settled by the Alamanni
Alamanni
in the 4th or 5th century, and by the Franks
Franks
in the 6th to 7th. Würzburg
Würzburg
was the seat of a Merovingian
Merovingian
duke from about 650. It was Christianized in 686 by Irish missionaries
Irish missionaries
Kilian, Kolonat and Totnan. The city is mentioned in a donation by Duke Hedan II to bishop Willibrord, dated 1 May 704, in castellum Virteburch. The Ravenna Cosmography
Ravenna Cosmography
lists the city as Uburzis at about the same time.[3] The name is presumably of Celtic origin, but based on a folk etymological connection to the German word Würze "herb, spice", the name was Latinized as Herbipolis in the medieval period.[4] Beginning in 1237, the city seal depicted the cathedral and a portrait of Saint Kilian, with the inscription SIGILLVM CIVITATIS HERBIPOLENSIS. It shows a banner on a tilted lance, formerly in a blue field, with the banner quarterly argent and gules (1532), later or and gules (1550). This coat of arms replaced the older seal of the city, showing Saint Kilian, from 1570.[5] The first diocese was founded by Saint Boniface
Saint Boniface
in 742 when he appointed the first bishop of Würzburg, Saint Burkhard. The bishops eventually created a duchy with its center in the city, which extended in the 12th century to Eastern Franconia. The city was the seat of several Imperial Diets, including the one of 1180, in which Henry the Lion was banned from the Empire and his duchy was handed over to Otto of Wittelsbach. Massacres of Jews took place in 1147 and 1298. The first church on the site of the present Würzburg Cathedral
Würzburg Cathedral
was built as early as 788, and consecrated that same year by Charlemagne; the current building was constructed from 1040 to 1225 in Romanesque style. The University of Würzburg
University of Würzburg
was founded in 1402 and re-founded in 1582. The citizens of the city revolted several times against the prince-bishop. In 1397, King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia
Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia
had visited the city and promised its people the status of a free Imperial City. However, the German ruling princes forced him to withdraw these promises. In 1400, the citizenry was decisively defeated by the troops of the bishop in the Schlacht von Bergtheim (de), and the city fell under his control permanently until the dissolution of the fiefdom.[6]:41 Modern history[edit] The Würzburg
Würzburg
witch trials, which occurred between 1626 and 1631, are one of the largest peace-time mass trials. In Würzburg, under Bishop Philip Adolf an estimated number between 600 and 900 alleged witches were burnt.[7] In 1631, Swedish King Gustaf Adolf invaded the town and plundered the castle. In 1720, the foundations of the Würzburg Residence
Würzburg Residence
were laid. In 1796, the Battle of Würzburg
Battle of Würzburg
between Habsburg Austria
Habsburg Austria
and the First French Republic took place. The city passed to the Electorate of Bavaria
Bavaria
in 1803, but two years later, in the course of the Napoleonic Wars, it became the seat of the Electorate of Würzburg
Würzburg
(until September 1806), the later Grand Duchy of Würzburg. In 1814, the town became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria
Bavaria
and a new bishopric was created seven years later, as the former one had been secularized in 1803 (see also Reichsdeputationshauptschluss). In 1817, Friedrich Koenig
Friedrich Koenig
and Andreas Bauer founded Schnellpressenfabrik Koenig & Bauer (the world's first printing press manufacturer).[citation needed] In the early 1930s, around 2,000 Jews had lived in Würzburg, which was also a rabbinic center. Between November 1941 and June 1943 Jews from the city were sent to the Nazi concentration camps
Nazi concentration camps
in Eastern Europe.[8] On 16 March 1945, about 90% of the city was destroyed in 17 minutes by fire bombing from 225 British Lancaster bombers during a World War II air raid, despite the presence of 40 hospitals and the absence of any major armament producer. Würzburg
Würzburg
became a target for its role as a traffic hub and to break the spirit of the population.[6]:19 All of the city's churches, cathedrals, and other monuments were heavily damaged or destroyed. The city center, which mostly dated from medieval times, was totally destroyed in a firestorm in which 5,000 people perished. Main article: Bombing of Würzburg
Würzburg
in World War II Over the next 20 years, the buildings of historical importance were painstakingly and accurately reconstructed. The citizens who rebuilt the city immediately after the end of the war were mostly women – Trümmerfrauen
Trümmerfrauen
("rubble women") – because the men were either dead or still prisoners of war. On a relative scale, Würzburg
Würzburg
was destroyed to a larger extent than was Dresden
Dresden
in a firebombing the previous month. On 3 April 1945, Würzburg
Würzburg
was occupied by the U.S. 12th Armored Division and U.S. 42nd Infantry Division in a series of frontal assaults masked by smokescreens. The battle continued until the final Wehrmacht resistance was defeated on 5 April 1945.[9][10] The 2016 Würzburg train attack
2016 Würzburg train attack
took place at the Würzburg-Heidingsfeld railway station on 18 July. Geography[edit]

Würzburg
Würzburg
with Fortress Marienberg

Würzburg
Würzburg
is located on both banks of the river Main in the region of Lower Franconia
Lower Franconia
in Bavaria, Germany. The main body of the town is on the eastern (right) bank of the river. The town is completely enclosed by the Landkreis Würzburg, but is not a part of it. Würzburg
Würzburg
covers an area of 87.6 square-kilometres and lies at an altitude of around 177 metres. [11] Of the total municipal area, in 2007, building area accounted for 30%, followed by agricultural land (27.9%), forestry/wood (15.5%), green spaces (12.7%), traffic (5.4%), water (1.2%) and others (7.3%).[12] The centre of Würzburg
Würzburg
is surrounded by hills. To the west lies the 266 metre Marienberg and the Nikolausberg (359 m) to the south of it. The Main flows through Würzburg
Würzburg
from the south-east to the north-west. City structure[edit] Würzburg
Würzburg
is divided into 13 Stadtbezirke which are additionally structured into 25 boroughs. In the following overview, the boroughs and their numbers are allocated to the 13 municipals.

01 Altstadt

Dom (01) Neumünster (02) Peter (03) Innere Pleich (04) Haug (05) Äussere Pleich (06) Rennweg (09) Mainviertel (17)

02 Zellerau

Zellerau (18)

03 Dürrbachtal

Dürrbachau (07) Unterdürrbach (22) Oberdürrbach (23)

04 Grombühl

Grombühl (08)

05 Lindleinsmühle

Lindleinsmühle (19)

06 Frauenland

Mönchberg (10) Frauenland (11) Keesburg (12)

07 Sanderau

Sanderau (13)

08 Heidingsfeld

Heidingsfeld (14)

09 Heuchelhof

Heuchelhof (20)

10 Steinbachtal

Steinbachtal (15) Nikolausberg (16)

11 Versbach

Versbach (24)

12 Lengfeld

Lengfeld (25)

13 Rottenbauer

Rottenbauer (21)

Demographics[edit] Würzburg
Würzburg
had 128,538 inhabitants as of 31 December 2016.

Largest groups of foreign residents

Nationality Population (2018)

 Turkey 1,118

 Romania 1,053

 Russia 944

 Italy 843

 Ukraine 778

 Poland 740

 China 564

 United States 401

 Syria 395

 Greece 349

 Austria 348

 Kosovo 324

 Bosnia 318

 Croatia 308

 Spain 286

Economy[edit] Würzburg
Würzburg
is mainly known as an administrative center. Its largest employers are the Julius-Maximilians-University and the municipality. The largest private employers are Brose Fahrzeugteile
Brose Fahrzeugteile
followed by Koenig & Bauer, a maker of printing machines. Würzburg
Würzburg
is also the capital of the German wine region Franconia
Franconia
which is famous for its mineralic dry white wines especially from the Silvaner
Silvaner
grape. Würzburger Hofbräu
Würzburger Hofbräu
brewery also locally produces a well-known pilsner beer. Würzburg
Würzburg
is home of the oldest Pizzeria in Germany. Nick di Camillo opened his restaurant named Bier- und Speisewirtschaft Capri on 24 March 1952.[13] Mr Camillo received the honor of the Italian Order of Merit. In 2015 (latest data available) the GDP per inhabitant was €59,478. This places the district 12th out of 96 districts (rural and urban) in Bavaria
Bavaria
(overall average: €42,950).[14] Military[edit] Following World War II, Würzburg
Würzburg
was host to the U.S. Army's 1st and 3rd Infantry Divisions as well as an army hospital and various other U.S. military units that maintained a presence in Germany. The last troops were withdrawn from Würzburg
Würzburg
in 2008, thus concluding more than 60 years of U.S. presence there. Arts and culture[edit] Notable artists who lived in Würzburg
Würzburg
include poet Walther von der Vogelweide (12th and 13th centuries), philosopher Albertus Magnus
Albertus Magnus
and painter Mathias Grünewald. Sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider (1460–1531) served as mayor and participated in the German Peasants' War. Some of the city's "100 churches" survived intact. In style they range from Romanesque ( Würzburg
Würzburg
Cathedral), Gothic (Marienkapelle), Renaissance (Neubaukirche (de)), Baroque (Stift Haug Kirche (de)) to modern (St. Andreas). Major festivals include the Africa Festival in May, the Mozart Festival in June/July and the Kiliani Volksfest in mid-July. Main sights[edit]

Residence (front view).

Marienberg Fortress

Käppele

Juliusspital

Falkenhaus

Würzburger Residenz: A UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site, the vast compound near the center of the town was commissioned by two prince-bishops, the brothers Johann Philipp Franz and Friedrich Karl von Schönborn. Several architects, including Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt
Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt
and Maximilian von Welsch, supervised the construction between 1720 and 1744, but it is mainly associated with the name of Balthasar Neumann, the creator of its famous Baroque staircase. The palace suffered severe damage in the British bombing of March 1945, but has been completely rebuilt. The main attractions are:

Hofkirche: The church interior is richly decorated with paintings, sculptures and stucco ornaments. The altars were painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Treppenhaus: Here Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
created the largest fresco in the world, which adorns the vault over the staircase designed by Balthasar Neumann. Kaisersaal: The "Imperial Hall", the centerpiece of the palace, testifies to the close relationship between Würzburg
Würzburg
and the Holy Roman Empire.

Festung Marienberg is a fortress on Marienberg, the hill to the west of the city centre, overlooking the whole town area as well as the surrounding hills. Most current structures date to the Renaissance and Baroque periods, but the foundations of the chapel go back to the 8th century. Alte Mainbrücke (de) (Old Main Bridge) was built 1473–1543 to replace the destroyed Romanesque bridge dated from 1133. In two phases, beginning in 1730, the bridge was adorned with twelve 4.5 meter statues of saints and historically important figures like John of Nepomuk, Mary and Saint Joseph, Charlemagne
Charlemagne
and Pepin the Short. The bridge was damaged by explosives in the final days of World War II. US troops threw the original Pepin into the river to make way for an anti-aircraft gun.[6]:32 The Rathaus or city hall of Würzburg
Würzburg
differs from those of most Imperial Cities
Imperial Cities
in that it was not a sumptuous edifice purpose-built in Renaissance style. Rather, the motley collection of buildings and wings reflects the fact that after 1400 the city was permanently under the control of the bishop who did not allow a representative new building. The Rathaus consists of parts dating from 1339 (chapel), 1453 (tower with the town's first public clock), 1544 (southwest oriel), 1659/60 (Roter Bau). In 1822 the three-winged structure of the neighbouring Karmeliterkloster (monastery of the Carmelites) was added to the city hall. The "Renaissance" row on Karmeliterstrasse was built only in 1898.[6]:41 Among Würzburg's many notable churches are the Käppele, a small Baroque/Rococo chapel by Balthasar Neumann, perched on a hill facing the fortress, and the Dom ( Würzburg
Würzburg
Cathedral). The Baroque Schönbornkapelle, a side-chapel of the cathedral, has interior decoration of (artificial) human bones and skulls. Also in the cathedral are two of Tilman Riemenschneider's most famous works, the tomb stones of Rudolf II von Scherenberg (1466–1495) and Lorenz von Bibra (1495–1519). At the entrance to the Marienkapelle (on the market square) stand replicas of the statues of Adam and Eve by Riemenschneider. The Neumünster (de) is a Romanesque minster church with a Baroque façade and dome. Its crypt (Kiliansgruft) houses the relics of Kilian, Totnan and Kolonat. There are also two stone sarcophagi from the 8th century, the tombs of the first and second Bishop of Würzburg, Burkard and Megingaud. The latter's tomb features the oldest post-Roman monumental inscription in Franconia.[6]:45 Next to the Neumünster is the Lusamgärtchen (de). It contains a memorial from 1930 to Walther von der Vogelweide, who very likely was buried here in 1230.[6]:47 Only the church remains of the town's oldest abbey, St Burchard's Abbey founded around 750. It was transformed into a collegiate church in 1464 and dissolved in 1803. Among the Baroque churches in the centre of the city are Stift Haug, St. Michael (de), St. Stephan (de) and St. Peter. The Juliusspital is a Baroque hospital with a courtyard and a church originally established by prince-bishop Julius Echter
Julius Echter
in 1576. The 160 m long northern wing was added by Italian architect Antonio Petrini (it) in 1700-4. Beneath it lies the similarly-sized wine cellar, which (together with those of the Würzburg Residence
Würzburg Residence
and the Bürgerspital) offers a chance to taste the local Frankenwein in a special environment. The Juliussital is the second largest winery in Germany, growing wine on 1.68 square kilometres (1 square mile).[6]:58–9 The Haus zum Falken (de) on Marktplatz, next to the Marienkapelle, with its ornate stucco façade, is an achievement of the Würzburg
Würzburg
Rococo period. In the past it served as an inn and a public library. Today, it houses the tourist information office.[6]:62 The Stift Haug (formally the Stiftskirche St. Johannis im Haug, dedicated to John the Baptist
John the Baptist
and John the Evangelist) was built in the years 1670–1691 as the first Baroque church in Franconia. It was designed by Antonio Petrini. The former church had been demolished as it was in the way of new city fortifications built by Johann Philipp von Schönborn. In 1945 most of the church's interior was destroyed. Works of art include a crucifixion by Tintoretto
Tintoretto
loaned by the Bavarian State Painting Collections.[6]:59–60 The Würzburger Stein
Würzburger Stein
vineyard just outside the city is one of Germany's oldest and largest vineyards.

Museums and galleries[edit]

Kulturspeicher at night.

Black-figure
Black-figure
Etruscan amphora in the Martin-von-Wagner-Museum.

The Museum für Franken (formerly the Mainfränkisches Museum (de)) in the fortress is home to the world's largest collection of works by Tilman Riemenschneider. In a space of 5,400 m2 (58,125 sq ft), art by regional artists is exhibited. Exhibitions include a pre-historic collection, artifacts of the Franconian wine culture and an anthropological collection with traditional costumes. Fürstenbaumuseum: Also in the fortress, the restored Fürstenbau (former residence of the prince-bishops) houses not only the renovated living quarters, but also an exhibit on the history of Würzburg. Another exhibit features ecclesial gold jewelry and a collection of liturgical vestments. The museum also displays two models of the city: Würzburg
Würzburg
in 1525 and Würzburg
Würzburg
in 1945. Museum im Kulturspeicher, housed in a historic grain storage building combined with modern architecture, has more than 3,500 m² of exhibit space. Collections include the "Peter C. Ruppert Collection", with European Concrete art
Concrete art
after 1945 from artists such as Max Bill and Victor Vasarely; works from the Age of Romanticism, the Biedermeier
Biedermeier
period, Impressionism, Expressionism
Expressionism
as well as contemporary art. Museum am Dom (Museum at the Cathedral), opened in 2003. It features about 700 pieces of art spanning the past 1000 years. The 1,800 m² exhibit contrasts contemporary art with older works. Shalom Europe, a Jewish museum. Built around 1,504 tombstones discovered and excavated in the old city, the museum uses modern information technology to portray present and traditional Jewish lifestyles and their survival over the past 900 years in Würzburg. Martin von Wagner Museum, with objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It is housed in the south wing of the Residence and displays ancient marble statues and burial objects. There are also ten exhibition halls with art from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Siebold-Museum, which houses permanent and temporary exhibits, including the estate of the 19th-century local physician and Japan researcher Philipp Franz von Siebold.[15] The Röntgen Memorial Site
Röntgen Memorial Site
in Würzburg, Germany
Germany
is dedicated to the work of the German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
(1845–1923) and his discovery of X-rays, for which he was granted the Nobel Prize in physics. It contains an exhibition of historical instruments, machines and documents.

Sports[edit] Basketball player Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
grew up in Würzburg. Nowitzki and numerous other German national team players started their careers at the local Baskets Würzburg
Baskets Würzburg
club that plays in the Basketball Bundesliga as of 2016[update]. In the past, the club played at international competitions such as the Eurocup. Würzburg
Würzburg
is also home to the football teams Würzburger Kickers playing in the 3. Liga
3. Liga
and Würzburger FV
Würzburger FV
playing in the Fußball-Bayernliga. SV Würzburg
Würzburg
05 is a swimming and water polo club, active in the German Water Polo League. Governance[edit] Würzburg
Würzburg
is the administrative seat of the Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
Lower Franconia. The administration of the Landkreis Würzburg (district)
Würzburg (district)
is also located in the town. Mayor[edit] Since April 2014, the mayor of Würzburg
Würzburg
has been Christian Schuchardt (de) (CDU). Town twinning[edit] Würzburg
Würzburg
is twinned with:

Dundee, Scotland, since 1962 Caen, France, since 1962[16] Rochester, New York, U.S., since 1964 Mwanza, Tanzania, since 1966 Otsu, Japan, since 1979

Salamanca, Spain, since 1980 Suhl, Germany, since 1988 Umeå, Sweden, since 1992 Bray, Ireland, since 2000 Trautenau, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
since 2008

Associated:

Faribault, U.S., since 1949 Nagasaki, Japan, since 2013

Education and research[edit] Würzburg
Würzburg
has several internationally recognized institutions in science and research: University[edit]

Alte Universität, the old Renaissance building of Würzburg University

The University of Würzburg
University of Würzburg
(official name Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) was founded in 1402 and is one of the oldest universities in Germany. Academic disciplines are astronomy, biology, Catholic theology, chemistry, computer science, culture, economics, educational and social sciences, geography, history, languages and linguistics, law, literature, mathematics, medicine (human medicine, dentistry and biomedicine), pharmacy, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology and sociology. Today, the ten faculties are spread throughout the city. The university currently enrolls approximately 29,000 students, out of which more than 1,000 come from other countries.

Wilhelm Röntgen's original laboratory, where he discovered X-rays in 1895, is at the University of Würzburg. The University awarded Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
an honorary Ph.D
Ph.D
for his pioneering scientific work. The Botanischer Garten der Universität Würzburg
Botanischer Garten der Universität Würzburg
is the university's botanical garden.

University of Applied Science[edit]

University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
main building in the city centre

The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
was founded in 1971 as an institute of technology with departments in Würzburg and Schweinfurt. Academic disciplines are architecture, business economics, business informatics, civil engineering, computational engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering management, geodesy, graphic design, logistics, mechanical engineering, media, nursing theory, plastics engineering, social work. With nearly 8,000 students it is the second largest university of applied science in Franconia. Conservatory[edit] The Conservatory of Würzburg
Würzburg
is an institution with a long tradition as well as an impressive success story of more than 200 years. It was founded in 1797 as Collegium musicum academicum and is Germany’s oldest conservatory. Nowadays it is known as University of Music Würzburg. After the commutation from conservatory to university of music in the early 1970s, science and research were added to complement music education. Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research[edit]

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The "Fraunhofer ISC" in Würzburg
Würzburg
is part of the Fraunhofer Society, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. It develops materials for tomorrow’s products, offering cooperation to small and medium-sized enterprises and to large-scale industrial companies. Media[edit] Würzburg
Würzburg
is home to the daily newspaper Main-Post (de). Radio stations like Antenne Bayern (de) and state broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk
Bayerischer Rundfunk
have local studios. The latter also maintains a large broadcasting station at Frankenwarte (de) on the Nikolausberg. The private stations Radio Gong (de) and Radio Charivari (de) are based in Würzburg. The TV branch of Bayerischer Rundfunk
Bayerischer Rundfunk
has its Studio Mainfranken in the town. TV touring (de) is a local private TV station.[17] Infrastructure[edit] Transportation[edit] Roads[edit] Due to its central position Würzburg
Würzburg
is an important traffic hub. Here is the interchange of Autobahn
Autobahn
highways A3 ( Cologne
Cologne
– Frankfurt – Würzburg
Würzburg
– Nuremberg) and A7 ( Hamburg
Hamburg
Hanover
Hanover
– Kassel – Würzburg
Würzburg
– Ulm) as well as the start of A81 ( Würzburg
Würzburg
Heilbronn
Heilbronn
– Stuttgart). Furthermore, Bundesstraße
Bundesstraße
highways B8, B13, B19 and B27 pass through the city. Rail[edit] The city's main station is a central hub for long-distance and regional services. Würzburg
Würzburg
lies at the southern end of the Hanover-Würzburg high-speed rail line
Hanover-Würzburg high-speed rail line
and offers with InterCityExpress
InterCityExpress
and InterCity
InterCity
frequent connections to cities such as Cologne, Frankfurt, Hanover, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg
Nuremberg
and Vienna. In addition to main station there are the two regional stations Würzburg-South and Würzburg
Würzburg
Zell.

Würzburg
Würzburg
Main station

Long distance Route

ICE (Linie 25)   Munich
Munich
Nuremberg
Nuremberg
Würzburg
Würzburg
Kassel
Kassel
Hanover
Hanover
– Hamburg

Munich
Munich
Augsburg
Augsburg
Würzburg
Würzburg
Kassel
Kassel
Hanover
Hanover
Hamburg
Hamburg
/ – Bremen

ICE (Linie 31)   Vienna
Vienna
Linz
Linz
Passau
Passau
Nuremberg
Nuremberg
Würzburg
Würzburg
– Frankfurt (Main) – Mainz
Mainz
Koblenz
Koblenz
Cologne
Cologne
– Wuppertal – Hagen
Hagen
– Dortmund

ICE (Linie 41)   Munich
Munich
Nuremberg
Nuremberg
Würzburg
Würzburg
– Frankfurt (Main) – Cologne
Cologne
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
– Essen

High-speed rail line Würzburg
Würzburg
Hanover
Hanover
crossing the river Main north of Würzburg

regional Route

Regional-Express   Würzburg
Würzburg
Kitzingen
Kitzingen
– Neustadt (Aisch) – Fürth
Fürth
– Nuremberg

Regional-Express   Würzburg
Würzburg
Aschaffenburg
Aschaffenburg
Hanau
Hanau
– Frankfurt (Main)

Regional-Express   Würzburg
Würzburg
Osterburken
Osterburken
Heilbronn
Heilbronn
Ludwigsburg
Ludwigsburg
– Stuttgart

Regional-Express   Würzburg
Würzburg
Schweinfurt
Schweinfurt
Bamberg
Bamberg
– Lichtenfels – Hof/–Bayreuth

Regional-Express   Würzburg
Würzburg
Bamberg
Bamberg
Erlangen
Erlangen
Fürth
Fürth
– Nuremberg

Regional-Express   Würzburg
Würzburg
Schweinfurt
Schweinfurt
– Bad Kissingen / – Münnerstadt – Bad Neustadt
Bad Neustadt
Mellrichstadt
Mellrichstadt
Meiningen
Meiningen
Suhl
Suhl
– Arnstadt – Erfurt

Regional train   Schlüchtern
Schlüchtern
– Jossa – Gemünden (Main) – Würzburg
Würzburg
Schweinfurt
Schweinfurt
– Bamberg

Regional train   Karlstadt – Würzburg– Steinach – Ansbach
Ansbach
– Treuchtlingen

Regional train   Würzburg
Würzburg
– Kitzingen

Regional train   Würzburg
Würzburg
– Bad Mergentheim – Weikersheim
Weikersheim
– Crailsheim

Trams/Trains[edit] Main article: Trams in Würzburg

Würzburg
Würzburg
tram crosses the river Main on the Löwenbrücke

Würzburg
Würzburg
has a tram network of five lines with a length of 19.7 kilometres (12.2 miles).

Line Route Time Stops

1 Grombühl – Sanderau 20 minutes 20

2 Hauptbahnhof (Main station) – Zellerau 14 minutes 11

3 Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) – Heuchelhof 27 minutes 20

4 Sanderau – Zellerau 23 min. 18

5 Grombühl – Rottenbauer 39 minutes 31

The proposed Line 6 from Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) to Hubland university campus via Residenz is scheduled to be completed after 2018. Buses[edit] 27 bus lines connect several parts of the city and the inner suburbs. 25 bus lines connect the Landkreis Würzburg
Würzburg
to the city. Port[edit] The Main river flows into the Rhine
Rhine
and is connected to the Danube
Danube
via the Rhine-Main- Danube
Danube
Canal. This makes it part of a trans-European waterway connecting the North Sea
North Sea
to the Black Sea. Bicycle[edit] Designated bicycle paths are located throughout the city and the Main-Radweg
Main-Radweg
long-distance bicycle trail passes through the old town. Utilities[edit] The local public utility is Würzburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrs-GmbH (de) supplying power, natural gas and water as well as public transportation and parking services. It also owns a majority stake in the port and runs local garbage collection/recycling. Heizkraftwerk Würzburg (de) is owned by the utility. Health care[edit] Universitätsklinikum Würzburg (de) provides health care services, with over 5,300 employees and over 1,400 hospital beds. Juliusspital also offers hospital services with 342 beds. Notable people[edit]

Werner Heisenberg

Thomas Bach

Dirk Nowitzki

Joseph Friedrich Abert (1879-1959), historian and archivist Heinrich Albert (1870–1950), classical guitarist and composer Yehuda Amichai
Yehuda Amichai
("Ludwig Pfeuffer"; 1924–2000), Israeli poet Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach
(born 1953), Olympic gold medalist in fencing & IOC President since 2013 Frank Baumann (born 1975), footballer Fritz Bayerlein
Fritz Bayerlein
(1899–1970), World War II
World War II
general Mark Bloch (born 1956), American artist Oskar Dirlewanger
Oskar Dirlewanger
(1895–1945), war criminal and S.S. leader of the SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger. Björn Emmerling (born 1975), field hockey player Gottfried Feder
Gottfried Feder
(1883–1941), economist, anti-capitalist and national socialist Leonhard Frank
Leonhard Frank
(1882–1961), expressionist writer Werner Heisenberg
Werner Heisenberg
(1901–1976), theoretical physicist Alfred Jodl
Alfred Jodl
(1890–1946), World War II
World War II
general Klaus Iohannis
Klaus Iohannis
(born 1959), President of Romania, elected 2014 Cage Kennylz
Cage Kennylz
(born 1973), American hip-hop artist Friederich von Kleudgen
Friederich von Kleudgen
(1856-1924), painter Maximilian Kleber (born January 29, 1993), basketball player Joseph Küffner (1776–1856), composer Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
Bavaria
(1821–1912) Ernst Mayr
Ernst Mayr
(1904–2005), evolutionary biologist Waltraud Meier (born 1956), opera singer Julius Echter
Julius Echter
von Mespelbrunn (1545–1617), Prince-Bishop of Würzburg
Würzburg
and leader Counter Reformation Johann Balthasar Neumann
Balthasar Neumann
(1687–1753), architect and military engineer Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
(born 1978), basketball player Franz Oberthür
Franz Oberthür
(1745–1831), theologian Tilman Riemenschneider
Tilman Riemenschneider
(c. 1460–1531), German sculptor and woodcarver Emy Roeder
Emy Roeder
(1890–1971), expressionist sculptress and artist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
(1845–1923), physicist, discovered X-rays Philipp Franz von Siebold
Philipp Franz von Siebold
(1797–1866), physician and botanist, among the first Westerners to visit and work in Japan Philipp Stöhr
Philipp Stöhr
(1849–1911), anatomist Lorenz von Bibra
Lorenz von Bibra
(1459–1519), Prince-Bishop of Würzburg
Würzburg
from 1495 to 1519 Stephanie Wehner (born 1977), quantum physicist and computer scientist.

See also[edit]

Bishopric of Würzburg 2016 Würzburg
Würzburg
train attack

References[edit]

Notes

^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.  ^ J. C. Wells. Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, see ^ Norbert Wagner, 'Uburzis-Wirziburg "Würzburg"' ^ Heinz Willner, Der Name Würzburg, Frankenland 1/1999. ^ Stephanie Heyl, Stadt Würzburg
Würzburg
(Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte). c.f. Siebmachers Wappenbuch
Siebmachers Wappenbuch
(1605), plate 9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dettelbacher, Werner (1974). Franken - Kunst, Geschichte und Landschaft (German). Dumont Verlag. ISBN 3-7701-0746-2.  ^ Wolfgang Behringer, Witchcraft in Bavaria: Popular Magik, Religious Zealotry, and Reason of State in Early Modern Europe, (Cambridge University Press, 1997. Much info given on this in footnote 38. ^ The Story of the Jewish Community in Würzburg
Würzburg
an online exhibition by Yad Vashem ^ Stanton, Shelby, World War II
World War II
Order of Battle: An Encyclopedic Reference to U.S. Army Ground Forces from Battalion through Division, 1939–1946 (Revised Edition, 2006), Stackpole Books, p. 65, 129. ^ Seite 777, see also Chapter XVIII ^ http://www.wuerzburg.de/de/buerger/statistikstadtforschung/verlinkung-statistik/stadtgebietflaechennutzungklima/32319.Stadtgebiet_Flaechennutzung_Klima.html ^ http://www.wuerzburg.de/media/www.wuerzburg.de/org/med_5493/402237_flaechenaufteilung_stadtgebiet.pdf ^ https://www.welt.de/regionales/muenchen/article13946943/GIs-rissen-sich-um-die-erste-Pizza-in-Deutschland.html ^ "VGR der Länder, Kreisergebnisse für Deutschland - Bruttoinlandsprodukt, Bruttowertschöpfung in den kreisfreien Städten und Landkreisen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2000 bis 2015 (German)". Statistische Ämter der Länder und des Bundes. Retrieved 1 February 2018.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.  ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 2013-12-26.  ^ http://www.wuerzburg.de/media/www.wuerzburg.de/org/med_1302/13683_medien_in_unterfranken_2014.pdf

Further reading[edit] See also: Bibliography of the history of Würzburg

Congress – Tourismus – Wirtschaft (A municipal enterprise of the City of Würzburg): Würzburg. Visitors' Guide. Würzburg
Würzburg
2007. A leaflet.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Würzburg.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Würzburg.

Official website (in German) "Würzburg". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.  The Story of the Jewish Community in Würzburg
Würzburg
- on the Yad Vashem website

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