This is still one of the most beautiful cities in Germany - and there are many. We started out by visiting the Marienburg - the fortress and home of the Prince-Bishops of Wurzburg. The picture doesn't do it justice, nor can you tell how steep the walk was to get there.
Once there, here is a view of the city from the wall. The bridge (Alte Mainbruecke) took 70 years to build (1473-1543) and is lined with statutes of saints.
One of my favorite buildings in town was the Marienkapelle. This is what one of the many tourist sites has to say about it: The Marienkapelle (Chapel of St. Mary) at the market square is one of the most interesting late-Gothic Bavarian churches.Started in 1377, it was finished in 1481 as a symbol of self-confident townsmen. Inside are tombstones of Franconian knights and Würzburg citizens such as Konrad von Schaumberg (by Tilman Riemenschneider) and Balthasar Neumann. At the portal are Riemenschneider's world famous sandstone sculptures of Adam and Eve.
I don't take very good pictures, but the two statues nearest the bottom of the picture are the famous ones. Of course, the entire outside of the church is adorned with statues of the apostles. It's what makes it so unique.
And another picture of the Marienkapelle, showing some of the statues on the side.Tomorrow:
More on Wurzburg.
And now, what you've all been waiting for - the winners
(I decided to bring back two prizes instead of just one) of my Germany give-away.KimberlyL and Babe King!!!
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See everyone tomorrow.