Guided Tours in Wuerzburg                    with Rudi Held 

Old City, Residence Palace, Fortress Marienberg, all Museums and many special topics                                     German 

 

Welcome to the web page of Rudi Held, tour guide in Wuerzburg (Franconia/Bavaria/Germany). My offer is adressed to those, who wish to arrange a private tour for their own group at an individual date. Please choose one of the tour programmes listed below or let us tailor an individual tour to your specific interests. Any combination of topics and any duration of tour is possible. My tours are informative and entertaining and adapted to the physical needs of the group. 

I am fully booked until November 11th. 

Most favored by visitors:
Old City
(e.g. 1,5 hrs)
Residence Palace and Court Gardens (e.g. 1,5 hrs) For important information on tours in the palace please see below. 
Old City, Residence Palace and Court Gardens 
(3 hrs) For important information on tours in the palace please see below. 
Fortress Marienberg
(e.g. 1,5 hrs)

Museum tours in Wuerzburg by tourist guide Rudi Held:
Museum for Franconia (formerly Main-franconian Museum)   Comprehensive museum of franconian heritage, including the worlds biggest collection of works of Tilman Riemenschneider (e.g. 1,5 hrs)
Museum im Kulturspeicher   Municipal Collection and the 'Ruppert Collection' of geometrical abstraction or "concrete art" (e.g. 1,5 hrs)
Martin von Wagner Museum  (Museum of the University of Wuerzburg). Classical Department with art of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, known for its collection of greek vases (e.g. 1,5 hrs). Art Gallery with Old Masters, from 1400 to 1800 (e.g. 1,5 hrs).
Museum at the Cathedral   A Museum of the catholic diocese of Wuerzburg. Presents a confrontation of old and contemporary art! (e.g. 1,5 hrs)
Cathedral Treasury  Small but interesting treasury with regalia, chalices, monstrances, heart boxes, feretories and many more. (e.g. 1 hr)
Princes' Building Museum (german: Fürstenbaumuseum). Located in the Fortress above the city this museum presents  reconstructed appartments of princebishops and exhibits concerning the history of city and fortress. 

Tours with special topics:  
Witch Hunts in Wuerzburg 
National Socialism in Wuerzburg 
The Wuerzburg fountains 
Rebells, reformers and revolutionizers 

Women in Wuerzburg
Hidden highlights of art
Wuerzburg secrets
Balthasar Neumann, master architect of baroque era, his work and life.
Tilman Riemenschneider, master sculptor of gothic era, his work and life.

The major churches of Würzburg
(all 1,5 hrs)

Rudi Held, your cicerone in Wuerzburg


phone:  + 49  931  885174

E-Mail:   rudi.held@googlemail.com 

 

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No guarantee of exclusivity for palace tours
I give all my tours in the Gardens, the Old City, the Fortress and other places exclusively for your group. But inside the building of the Residence Palace the palace authority might add further participants to our group. We tour guides don't like that, but we have to accept it. The likelihood of getting additional participants is about 5 %, higher on saturdays in the peak season (May to Oct.) and higher with small groups. The reasons for this are organisational. The number of visitors is sometimes so high, that small group sizes would jam the stream of visitors and cause cues and lines at the entrance with waiting hours. As these additions are not frequent, most of the tours stay exclusive until we get to the Emperors Hall. In the last part of the tour through the locked and most charming section of the imperial appartments small numbers of individual visitors frequently join our group. They would not get in, if they don't. I can not protest these additions. And they usually do not disturb our tour. 
If you accept these circumstances, I will be happy to give you an instructive and entertaining tour inside one of the most beautiful and charming palaces on the planet. But I would fully understand, if you do not feel good with possible additions of strangers to a guided tour you payed for. In this case I offer you an exclusive tour of the Old City and the Court Gardens and recommend the public tours for your Residence visit. The palace authority offers these tours at 11 am, 1.30 pm, 3 pm and 4.30 pm during the summer period.  They last about 40 minutes and do not show the gardens. They are included in the entrance fee.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone: +49 931 885174