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)
Tram/Straßenbahn: Stop »Dom«
Bus: Stop »Residenz« or »Mainfranken Theater«
Further information on »Nachtmusik im Hofgarten«:
Category I, II and III tickets are only available in advance. Weather permitting, "Promenadenplätze" (unseated) are available at the box offices on Residenzplatz and at the northern Hofgarten gate for €15 (reduced €10). In addition, a limited number of further seats are available at the main box office (Residenzplatz) at 30 €. Please note that only cash payment is possible at the box offices of the Nachtmusiken.
In case of inclement weather, the Nachtmusiken will take place in the Great Hall of the Hochschule für Musik (Hofstallstr. 6-8). Only tickets purchased in advance are valid there.
Information in the event of uncertain weather conditions will be available on the day of the event from 5.30 p.m. onwards on this website and by telephone on 09 31 / 37 23 36.