The perfectly proportioned, unaltered, Baroque beauty of Residenz Wurzburg

The perfectly proportioned, unaltered, Baroque beauty of Residenz Wurzburg

The Entrance Hall —  a dream setting for a private reception of any occasion

The Entrance Hall — a dream setting for a private reception of any occasion

Considered the most beautiful ballroom in Europe — the magnificent Imperial Hall

Considered the most beautiful ballroom in Europe — the magnificent Imperial Hall

The Garden Hall —  another glorious space with an over-the-top gorgeous ceiling

The Garden Hall — another glorious space with an over-the-top gorgeous ceiling

The delicate detailing of the White Hall is the icing on the cake for your special event

The delicate detailing of the White Hall is the icing on the cake for your special event

The Vestibule — an elegant structural expression detailed in the spirit of Baroque

The Vestibule — an elegant structural expression detailed in the spirit of Baroque

  • The perfectly proportioned, unaltered, Baroque beauty of Residenz Wurzburg
  • The Entrance Hall —  a dream setting for a private reception of any occasion
  • Considered the most beautiful ballroom in Europe — the magnificent Imperial Hall
  • The Garden Hall —  another glorious space with an over-the-top gorgeous ceiling
  • The delicate detailing of the White Hall is the icing on the cake for your special event
  • The Vestibule — an elegant structural expression detailed in the spirit of Baroque

Wurzburg Residenz

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A team of European architects and artisans came together to create one of the finest Baroque palaces in the world.

Wurzburg Residenz was regarded as having the highest level of artistic expression of architecture, decoration, furnishings and art, in one building of a single historic period.

Located southeast of Frankfurt, Germany, it is one of the most magnificent 18th century Baroque palaces in Europe. It epitomizes the jaw-dropping excesses that have always been associated with the Baroque period, and it is absolutely beautiful.  

The master architect to the Court, Balthasar Neumann, brought together leading 18th century architects, painters and artisans from Germany, France, and Italy. The palace was   commissioned and funded by the Counts of Schonborn, who had the power and the means for such an enormous undertaking. The Counts were also known to have an in-depth knowledge of architecture and the arts. Collectively, this was the project team.

The palace was constructed in phases between 1720 and 1781 and spanned the courts of seven royal princes. Balthasar remained court architect up to his death in 1753. He had completed the magnificent painted frescoes in the Imperial Hall, Garden Hall, and Grand Staircase only a few years earlier. In 1814 the palace transferred to the Bavarian government, and in 1921 it opened as a public museum. The Wurzburg Residenz suffered extensive damage during World War II; fortunately, the most heavily-decorated rooms survived. The entire palace was repaired and restored over a 40-year period, and in 1981 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage monument. It is now managed by the Bavarian Palace Department.

Many of the highly decorated rooms in the Baroque palace are available for private meetings, receptions and performances. They are all dramatic spaces and include: the Imperial Hall, Vestibule, White Hall, Garden Hall, Court Chapel, and Prince’s Hall.  The truly incomparable Imperial Hall is considered one of the most beautiful ballrooms in the world and has hosted a variety of special events from wedding receptions to Mozart concerts.

 

Image source: Bavarian Palace Department

Awards and certifications

Below are the awards and accolades gained by Wurzburg Residenz

Contact details

SChloss-Und Gertenverwaltung Wurzburg
Residenzplatz 2 Tor B
97070 Wurzburg
49.09.31.355.170
www.residenz-wuerzburg/de