Friday, August 30, 2013


Early last week, I also received this postcard from Germany.

Würzburg is a city in southern Germany and is located on the Main River.

This postcard shows three sites in 
― Old Main Bridge
― Residence
― St. Mary's Chapel and Cathedral

Würzburg's Old Main Bridge (Alte Mainbrücke) was built from 1473-1543.  Beginning in 1730, the bridge was adorned with statues of saints and historically relevant figures.

Würzburg Residence (Residenz) is a palace near the center of the city.  Balthasar Neumann was the principal architect of the Residence, which was built from 1720-1744. The interior includes the largest fresco in the world, created by artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, which adorns the vault over the grand staircase, designed by Balthasar Neumann.

Two of 
Würzburg's many notable churches are pictured on the right side of the postcard.

St. Mary's Chapel (Marienkapelle) is a Gothic style church on the Lower Market, built from 1377-1480.  The arches of the doorways are elaborately ornamental, with figures of Adam and Eve by Tilman Riemenschneider.

Würzburg Cathedral (Dom) is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to St. Kilian and is the seat of the Bishop of Würzburg.  It is the fourth largest Romanesque style cathedral in Germany.  Construction was started in 1040, the East towers were built in 1237, and the interior was decorated from 1701-1704.


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