Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vacation 2010 Day 9: Wurzburg

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After spending the day in Bamberg, I arrived at night in Wurzburg where I would stay for 3 days and catch up on my sleep. My friends apartment was located right under the hilltop Fortress Marienberg.

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Next day we visited some of the 100 churches of Wurzburg. The town was almost completely destroyed in a bombing raid towards the end of the war and everything has been restored to its former glory. Lots of frescoes and gold leaf.....

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The centerpiece of Wurzburg is The Residenz, a World Heritage site, and the interior is possibly the gaudiest building I have ever seen......

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The Residenz is one of the locations for a new version of The Three Musketeers being filmed right now starring Orlando Bloom and Mila Jovovich.

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After the Residenz we visited a few more churches and then walked along the Main River past the old harbour.

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Not all is baroque in Wurzburg. Right on the river is the local power station......

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love it. It looks a little like Versailles.

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