mainviertelThe walking tour takes you to one of the most charming quarters of Würzburg – the Mainviertel on the other side of the river opposite the Old City.

Picturesque houses, shops and taverns, mills and watergates, bastions and town gates tell you stories about the diverse life of the locals such as fishermen and merchants, artists and traders. The oldest quarter of town has preserved its original character in many places. The St. Burkard church at the foot of the steep Marienberg hill is the oldest and next to Kilian’s Cathedral the most important romanesque monument in town. The church of the teutonic knights (Deutschhauskirche) is an outstanding example of the high gothic style in the whole region. At the same time it is one of the very few churches in Würzburg that were not destroyed in World War II. Hardly known are the relics of a bypass channel, built in 17th century to allow larger ships to pass the river’s spillway.

Look foward to an interesting tour full of discoveries beyond the main tourist path!

Duration of the tour: 2 hours