Residenz, Hofgarten

Built between 1720 and 1744 by architect Balthasar Neumann, the Residenz is one of the most famous works of Baroque architecture in southern Germany alongside the palaces of Schönbrunn and Versailles. In 1981, the Residenz was the third building in Germany to be declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. For the famous, cantilevered staircase, the most important fresco painter of his time, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, created the largest continuous ceiling fresco in the world, an allegory of the four continents, between 1751 and 1753.

On completion of construction work on the Residenz, the final development of the Würzburg Court Garden (Hofgarten) was tackled during the rule of the Prince Bishop of Würzburg, Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim (reigned 1755-1779). Seinsheim employed the Bohemian-born garden artist Johann Prokop Mayer (1735-1804) as new court gardener to help him in the realisation of the project. The illuminated Hofgarten of the Residenz provides the romantic setting for the well-known and famous »Nachtmusiken«, which have been part of the Mozartfest tradition since 1927.

400 parking spaces for cars in front of the Residenz (all spots require a fee)
15 parking spaces for busses within close proximity to the Residenz (Husarenstraße)

Public Transport:
Tram/Straßenbahn: Stop »Dom«
Bus: Stop »Residenz« or »Mainfranken-Theater«

Further information »Nachtmusiken«:
Category I, II and III tickets are available in advance. Additional tickets at 25,- € are available at the main box office in front of the Residenz and "Promenadenplätze" (unseated) at 15,- € at all other box offices from 7.30 P.M. in case of adequate weather conditions.

In case of (possible) rainy weather, the concert will take place at the Hochschule für Musik.
Only tickets which are purchased in advance are valid at the indoor location.

Information in case of uncertain weather conditions will be available on the day of the event from 5.30 P.M. on this website or by calling 09 31 / 37 23 36.


Residenz, Hofgarten
Residenzplatz 2
97070 Würzburg
Residenz, Hofgarten
Residenzplatz 2
97070 Würzburg