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Würzburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

1. Würzburg: Sightseeing Train Tour

Explore the historic city of Würzburg on a picturesque sightseeing train. Enjoy a ride through the city center, departing from the Würzburg Residence. Pass the Cathedral, travel along the river Main, and see Marienberg Castle. Enjoy panoramic views of the sights from the comfort of your seat. In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from your informative audio-guide. During this tour, you will be able to see all of the city's highlights in just 40 minutes and afterwards, explore the city at your own pace.

Würzburg: Guided Walking Tour with Franconian Wine

2. Würzburg: Guided Walking Tour with Franconian Wine

Explore Würzburg on a guided walking tour through the historic old town. See the Gothic Chapel of St. Mary, walk through Market Square, and catch a glimpse of the vineyards surrounding the city. Before meeting your guide, head into the Tourist and Information office to pick up your personal bottle of Franconian wine. Begin your tour in the historic Marktplatz (Market Square). Hear about Würzburg's rich history as you begin walking through the Old Town. Head to the Falkenhaus and enjoy its elaborate Rococo facade before continuing to the Marienkapelle (Chapel of St Mary), designed in the late Gothic style. See a fantastic example of Baroque architecture with the Neumünster church and continue to St Kilian's Cathedral. Next, pay your respects at the Lusamgärtchen, the resting place of the minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide. Walk past the town hall and cross the old bridge for a picture-perfect view of Fortress Marienberg, the pilgrimage church Käppele, and the vineyards surrounding the city.

Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

3. Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road, Germany's oldest and most loved holiday route. Travel through Würzburg into the Tauber Valley to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the epitome of German romanticism. Depart Frankfurt in the morning, start the drive through the Spessart to Würzburg. Passing the university town, the Tauber Valley will be reached. Bad Mergentheim and Markelsheim are located where three major wine-growing regions come together. Drive to the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official starting point of the Romantic Road. Crossing the River Main, enjoy views of the Marienberg Fortress and the Käppele, the Chapel of Grace. Visit the city of Weikersheim next, where the Renaissance castle and the Baroque garden can be visited. See the historic market square, then pass Röttingen, Germany’s first European town, and Creglingen. Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be reached at lunch time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must when traveling in Europe. Famous sights are the medieval town wall, the historical marketplace, the town hall, the Gothic Parish Church of St. Jakob, and the Plönlein, an area featuring a colorful timber-frame house. The tour ends round-trip back in Frankfurt.

From Leipzig: Day Tour to the Green Belt

4. From Leipzig: Day Tour to the Green Belt

Explore the towns of Röcken, Lützen, Mödlareuth, Burgstein and Sachsgrün from Leipzig with a local guide. Come across the Green Belt of the former inner-German border. Relish the peaceful nature, enjoy free time and taste local culinary of the region. Stop in Lützen and Röcken, the hometowns of Gustav Adolf and Friedrich Nietzsche. Take a short visit to Blankenstein, the beginning of the Rennsteig and former inner-German border town of today, Thuringia - Bavaria, known also as Little Berlin. Go to Museum Mödlareuth and the border station, Gutenfürst. Take a detour to the Castle ruins near Krebes and walk along the Green Belt near Sachsgrün. Visit the Saxon province, a place that has produced some great thinkers. Explore the abandoned peripheral areas that have written history, or were its plaything.

Würzburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

5. Würzburg: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

Admire the Baroque and Rococo architecture of Würzburg on a private walking tour of the Old Town. Find out how the city is the center of the Franconian wine country. Appreciate sights like the Market Square, the historic Town Hall, and the Neumünster church. Meet your guide outside the Tourist Information center and begin your walking tour. Listen as your guide tells you about how Würzburg is home to three of Germany’s largest wine producers and one of the best vineyards in all of the region of Franconia. Stroll by a wide variety of monumental landmarks such as the massive Marienberg Fortress that overlooks the river valley, the Falkenhaus with its Rococo façade, and the gothic Marienkapelle (Chapel of St. Mary).  Soak up the vibe in the Market Square, pass by the Town Hall and the Neumünster church which is nearly a thousand years old and it is the resting place of the famous medieval German minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide. Head to the Main River to see the Alte Mainbrücke (Old Main River Bridge) that offers a spectacular view of the Marienberg Fortress. Learn about Residence palace which was designed by Balthasar Neumann, a prominent German baroque architect. Take in other sights along the way like the Vierröhrenbrunnen fountain and the Romanesque Würzburger Cathedral. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Würzburg: Self-Guided Outdoor Mystery Game with App

6. Würzburg: Self-Guided Outdoor Mystery Game with App

Solve a puzzling crime with this outdoor murder mystery game. Explore Würzburg, set your own route to follow the clues, and get to the bottom of a missing person case. Before leaving WiFi, download the Actionbound app and follow the instructions to set up your Würzburg murder mystery. Gather your crime-solving team, head into the city, and turn on your app. Chase the clues to 15 locations in the city. As you walk, hear about the missing person, a retired policeman turned bestselling author. He, along with his latest yet-to-be-published book, has disappeared. At each of the 15 locations, solve a riddle or a black story to access new information. Hear about his wife and their marital problems, listen to witnesses, and meet his friends. Scour through the police reports to find clues that might lead to his whereabouts. As a bonus, enjoy some extra tasks and riddles which you can solve anytime after you finish your adventure.

From Frankfurt: Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

7. From Frankfurt: Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Explore the German Romantic Road by minibus and visit 3 historic towns. Depart from Frankfurt am Main and head towards Weikersheim to see the city palace and gardens. Next, discover the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally, stop in Würzburg on your return journey to Frankfurt. Your road trip begins in the morning near the main train station in Frankfurt. Board an air-conditioned minibus and set out to travel along a stretch of one of Germany's most picturesque routes, the Romantic Road. Your first stop for the day takes you to Weikersheim to see the Weikersheim Palace and Garden situated on the River Tauber. Explore the interior of the palace or spend some time strolling through the 18th-century palace gardens famous for their imaginative statues. Then, hop back aboard the bus and head to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Wander down cobblestone lanes lined with half-timbered houses, walk along the city walls, or stop by the Medieval Crime Museum.  Rothenburg offers an array of eateries, including everything from traditional inns to classic taverns and refined restaurants. Grab a bite to eat or sip on a glass of Franconian wine before boarding your minibus for the return journey to Frankfurt. Look forward to one last attraction on your Romantic Road tour as you stop in the stately baroque town of Würzburg. Enjoy some free time here and admire the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's most renowned baroque castles. Your tour of towns along the Romantic Road ends back in Frankfurt am Main. !!! Please book your Tour at least 24 hours / 1 day before you want to get on the bus, otherwise we cannot guarantee that your tour can take place !!!

Nuremberg: Wohrder Lake and Wöhrder Wiesen City Quest Game

8. Nuremberg: Wohrder Lake and Wöhrder Wiesen City Quest Game

Interact with sites in Nuremberg by following clues and playing minigames on this smartphone game. Puzzle your way through the area around the Wöhrder Wiesen park. Dive into sites like the Neptune Fountain and the Bismark monument and uncover facts about these sites as you play. Combine the fun of a smartphone game with a city tour. Press 'Start' and begin your adventure as part of the Sir Peter Morgan Academy. Let an audio clip by Sir Peter Morgan immerse you in this experience and introduce you to the game. Choose to play alone or with a group of friends. Hike through Nuremberg's pristine greenspaces. Put your knowledge to the test in order to progress and obtain the coveted badges. Complete all the tasks to receive a summary of your game and a code to collect your award. Compete with Sir Peter Morgan's other contenders on the leaderboard.

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What people are saying about Franconia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 124 reviews

ein interessantes konzept für rätselfans! es sind recht viele audios aber uns hat das nicht gestört. im gegenteil, wir fanden die erzählerstimme super sympathisch. zuerst hat es ein bisschen gedauert bis wir verstanden haben worum es geht, aber danach war es sehr spannend und unterhaltsam.

He usado dos veces el recorrido del tren y me ha gustado porque es un viaje corto de unos 40 minutos y se visitan los sitios turísticos de mayor interés, también con el audio te narran la historia de cada sitio.

Great trip! We were a very small group, the trip was smooth and overall enjoyable. It felt more personal. Keiko, our tour guide, was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely book with them again!

am anfang fanden wir es etwas umständlich, aber sobald es losging, wollten wir gar nicht aufhören. nichts für mainstream-touris, da kein sightseeing.

Super good explanations, very nice route. All sights were driven off. Gladly again!