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.
am fully booked until November 11th.
favored by visitors:
City (e.g. 1,5 hrs)
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.
tours in Wuerzburg by tourist guide Rudi Held:
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)
Kulturspeicher Municipal Collection and the 'Ruppert Collection' of
geometrical abstraction or "concrete art" (e.g. 1,5 hrs)
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)
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
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
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)
Held, your cicerone in Wuerzburg
phone: + 49 931 885174
About Me / Disclaimer
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