Würzburg and the region
Würzburg is a city of about 130,000 people in the region of Franconia in Northern Bavaria. With a history that dates back more than 1,300 years, Würzburg is offering many famous sights, above all the UNESCO World Heritage Site Würzburg Residence. Founded in 1402, the University of Würzburg is among the oldest universities in Europe. More than 30,000 students make for a vivid city with a rich and vivid cultural, pub and club scene.
Learn more about Würzburg’s numerous famous attractions and sights on the city’s official website.
(c) Congress-Tourismus-Würzburg, Fotograf: A. Bestle
Around Würzburg, there are many vineyards and numerous small, ancient villages. Veitshöchheim, about 15 kilometers from Würzburg, is home of the Summer Residence of the former prince-bishops of Würzburg. Rothenburg ob der Tauber with its world-famous medieval Old Town and the city of Nuremberg are only a 60-minute ride away.
The Julius-Maximilians-University (JMU) Würzburg is one of the oldest universities in Europe and rich in tradition. With 14 Nobel Prize Winners, the JMU belongs to the finest research institutions in Germany. See a short list of the well-known alumni and researchers related to the university:
- Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist, identified Alzheimer's disease
- Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister of France from 2012 to 2014
- Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee since 2013
- Ernst Bloch, German Marxist philosopher
- Harald zur Hausen, German virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008
- Werner Heisenberg, German theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics 1932
- Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics 1985
- Oswald Külpe, German structural psychologist, founder of the Würzburg School of Psychology
- Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, German physicist and detector of X-rays, Nobel Prize in Physics 1901
- Rudolf Virchow, German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, known as the "father of modern pathology"