University town of W├╝rzburg

University town of W├╝rzburg ÔÇô daytrip ideas for one of the ten most liveable cities in Germany

The university town of W├╝rzburg lies in the heart of Bavaria's wine-growing region and offers a blend of historical charm and modern appeal.

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W├╝rzburg is always well worth a visit thanks to its wealth of historical treasures, such as the Residence palace - a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most important palaces in Europe - the Old Main Bridge with its impressive 4.5 m statues, and the town hall, which is a picturesque mix of different architectural styles. Unsurprisingly, German economics magazine WirtschaftsWoche selected it as one of the ten most liveable cities in Germany.

It's possible to see all of its most beautiful sights on a speedy one-day trip. Along with cultural highlights, W├╝rzburg also offers action-packed excitement in the form of go-carting at the E-Kart Center. Covering two floors and with 330 m of track, it's a race driver's dream come true - and much faster and quieter than conventional go-carts to boot. If you've ever wanted to go laser tagging, the town has something for you too: a dedicated gaming facility where you can take part in a high-tech version of cops and robbers as you pit your wits against your opponents. You can head to Float W├╝rzburg if you'd prefer something less face-paced and a lot more relaxing. It's the ultimate way to unwind completely - saltwater tanks let you feel like you've escaped the effects of gravity, while your mind can simply go where it wants. To finish the day, head to Benito, the ice-cream parlour famous for its classic flavours such as vanilla as well as for innovative creations such as vegan sorbets.

Dom, Kiliansplatz

A day in W├╝rzburg

Drink a glass of wine on the Old Main Bridge, admire your reflection in the palace's imperial hall and enjoy a meal at Germany's oldest pizzeria.
Zwei Kartfahrer auf Rennstrecke

eKart-Center W├╝rzburg

Faster, quieter and absolutely no exhaust fumes: Once you've had a taste of driving an electric go-kart, you won't want to drive anything else ever again.
Lasertag Raum im Dunkeln

Science fiction: Laser Quest in W├╝rzburg

Ever wished that you could beam yourself into a video game? Well then, get yourself down to the Laser Quest arena in W├╝rzburg! The arena is not too far from the station.
Gesicht und Oberk├Ârper einer Frau, die im Wasser schwebt

Floating on water in W├╝rzburg

Lift some weight off your shoulders: Relax in an open-air, salt-water floating pool, right in the heart of W├╝rzburg.
Drei Kugeln Eis in drei Waffeln mit Stadt im Hintergrund

N"ice" work: Ice cream from "Benito" in W├╝rzburg

Where tradition meets modernity: Ice cream caf├ę "Benito" in W├╝rzburg has been around for 84 years, and is currently being run by the fourth generation in the family.
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Nearest station: W├╝rzburg main station Marktplatz 9
97070 W├╝rzburg
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