Things to see and do
Geography: in and around Randersacker
Quiet, peaceful, welcoming... simply idyllic! With its picturesque vineyards, miles of cycling and hiking trails and a wealth of leisure facilities and interesting sights, the delightful town of Randersacker on the river Main is always a hit with both tourists and conference visitors. Take a look at its own website - it’s packed full of information!
Just five minutes away by car, the cathedral city of Würzburg has lots to offer. Why not take an evening stroll through tranquil “Glacis” park or enjoy one of the many cultural attractions on offer in this vibrant city?
Also just a short drive away is the charming small town of Sommerhausen. Its delightfully quaint narrow streets - almost like something out of a fairytale - and myriad tiny shops, art galleries and craft workshops make a visit here really worthwhile. And as an extra treat for the younger ones, we recommend a trip to the nearby wildlife park:www.umweltstation-wildpark.de
Cultural highlights: places to visit & events
No visit to Würzburg could possibly be complete without a visit to the vast and splendid Residenz, now a World Heritage Site. Many famous international names are associated with this fine building, including the architect Balthasar Neumann and the painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. After a tour of the palace, a stroll around the Residenzgarten is the perfect way to round off your visit.
Würzburg’s most distinctive landmark is its fine cathedral, its stunning architecture drawing many hundreds of visitors every year. See also the website of the cathedral museum: www.museum-am-dom.de.
Exhibitions, collections, events – there is always so much to see at the excellent Kulturspeicher art museum.
The Mainfränkisches Museum (located within Marienberg Castle) is always worth a visit. Opening times are available on their website.
The first official “Mozartfest” took place on 17 – 26 June 1921 and its long tradition has continued (apart from the war years) right up the present day. Through the ongoing commitment of some of the world’s most famous orchestras and musicians the festival continues to achieve its avowed aim: to raise the artistic profile of the city of Würzburg and its region.
Going out: theatres & cinemas
Close to the Cinemaxx cinema and right next door to the Kulturspeicher art museum is the Bockshorn. Founded and owned by Mathias Repiscus, this was where the likes of Michael Mittermayer and Ingo Appelt started out before going on to become household names across Germany. This is the place to see variety and cabaret acts par excellence. Pre-booking essential.
www.torturmtheater.deFamous throughout Europe and just a few minutes’ drive from the Gasthof Bären is the world’s smallest theatre. Until recently under the directorship of the great Veit Relin, this charming cultural gem has over the years welcomed countless visitors from all over Germany. Early booking is recommended./p>
A small theatre with a changing programme of (mostly comedy) shows. Always highly entertaining!
Theatre-lovers visiting the Würzburger Stadttheater can look forward to productions of the same high quality you would expect from the bigger playhouses.
Award-winning cinema in Ochsenfurt, specialising in the kind of classic and niche movies not shown in the big blockbuster cinemas.
With a choice of screens on several levels, the Würzburg Cinemaxx offers a high-quality cinema experience. See all the latest movies with fantastic picture and sound quality. And after the film, why not chill out with friends over a cocktail in the lounge?
The Mainfrankenpark leisure complex is definitely a mecca for younger visitors. But people of all ages can enjoy the latest movies, including Hollywood blockbusters, in the Cineworld
Portals / Useful information
A really handy webpage. Simply click on "Kinoprogramm" to find out all you need to know about current film showings. Find the location and start time of the movie you want to see... it’s so easy!
The region of Main Franconia (Mainfranken) has long been known and loved for its unique wines. This website contains a wealth of interesting information about "vino"… and much more besides!