The tour started at the Fountain of Franconia. This statue - a gift from the townspeople to their then-new royal family - turns its back to the palace and faces the town. It celebrates the artistic and intellectual genius of Franconia with the statues of three great men.
Destroyed in WWII it was rebuilt in the 1960s. Most of it was re-done in the typical Baroque stucco, but other parts are ultra modern (and don't quite fit in my humble opinion, didn't even bother taking pics of those parts).
The skulls of the three favorite saints - those Irish monks martyred in the seventh century - lie in this box on the altar. Pretty cool! Or creepy?
I love all the beautiful details.
Walking around Würzburg / Cute cafe hidden under trees / Fox playing with a lobster / Obelisk in the Market Square
We found the town Maypole!
City Hall / Restaurant perched over the Main River.
Everything is so pristine and lovely and I always feel like I'm in a dream walking around places like this.
So typical, trying to get them to smile with me!
The inside of this palace was, I can't even describe. I'll let pictures do the talking, although pictures hardly do it justice.
This tower reminds me of Tangled! The fortress grounds.
A sign made in 1649 - that's old!
We spent a good half hour walking around and then headed back to the car.
Just a 10 minute drive away was our last stop of the day: Veitshöchheim. It was the summer palace of the Würzburg prince-bishops.
I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again and again, it was another fun Saturday!