Würzburg

The IIT 2018 will take place at the Congress Centrum Würzburg. Information on how to get there is provided under Travel Information. Block reservations for the IIT 2018 participants have been made in the Maritim hotel which is directly connected to the Congress Centrum Würzburg. Information on the directions to the hotel (including a map) can be found here.

Würzburg is a city in the region of Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. Located on the Main River, Würzburg lies about equidistant from Frankfurt am Main and from Nuremberg (each about 120 kilometers away).

Würzburg is a very attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. As you can see below, Würzburg provides a unique mix of culture and ambiance, of world heritage and wine festivals, of modern and classical music, of avantgarde and age-old traditions, of sciences and party atmosphere, of ...

Würzburg City Map

 

Würzburg is a ...

... Cultural City

The Würzburg Residence (built by Balthasar Neumann, Europe’s greatest architect of the Baroque era) is one of the most beautiful and well proportioned palaces in Europe. It is is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site (3rd in Germany).

Other renowned artists whose names are inextricably linked to the city are Tilman Riemenschneider and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

Würzburg is the hometown of Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold (our Japanese friends will know him).

Museums
- Museum für Franken (formerly Mainfränkisches Museum) at Fortress Marienberg
- Museum at the Cathedral (Museum am Dom)
- Treasury of the Cathedral of Würzburg (Domschatz)
- Würzburg's History: The Fürstenbau-Museum at Fortress Marienberg (Festung Marienberg)
- Martin von Wagner Museum (South wing of Residence Palace)
- Röntgen Memorial
- Siebold Museum
- Kunstschiff Arte Noah
- ...

Left: Court gardens of the Würzburg Residence (photo: University of Würzburg)
Center: Pilgrimage church "Käppele" (photo: Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, photographer: A. Bestle)
Right: Old Main Bridge (photo: Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, photographer: A. Bestle)

... Science City

The university, founded in 1402, is one of the oldest in Germany.

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen studied here and discovered the X-rays. In 1901, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work.

Werner Heisenberg was born in Würzburg in 1901. In 1932, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for "the Creation of Quantum Mechanics".

There are a total of 14 Nobel Prize winners that once studied and/or lectured at the University of Würzburg.

Various research institutes and research centers are located in Würzburg.

Left: Lecture hall of the natural sciences at the University of Würzburg
Right: Old university: etching by Leypolt (1591)
(photos: University of Würzburg)

... Music City

Concerts and festivals play an important role in the cultural life of the city of Würzburg.

To mention three:
- The "Africa festival", largest in Europe, where you can hear traditional and modern music and enjoy international food
- The festival "Umsonst & Draussen" with musicians of all styles (and it is umsonst (= free) to get in!)
- Fans of classical music will especially enjoy the "Mozartfest"

Würzburg has a University of Music.

Left: Music festival “Umsonst & Draussen” (photo: Holger Blum)
Right: Stage at the International Africa Festival (photo: Günther Klebinger)

... Wine City

Three world-famous wineries:
Juliusspital, Bürgerspital, Hofkeller

Left: Vineyard “Würzburger Stein“
Right: Wine festival in the Court Garden of the Würzburg Residence
(photos: Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, photographer: A. Bestle)

... Beer City

Three breweries

Beautiful beer gardens