History

  • About 1000 BC Celtic fortification on the Marienberg.
  • About AD 650 Franconian ducal seat.
  • 704 First documentary evidence of Würzburg.
  • 706 Consecration of the church on the Marienberg.
  • 742 Bishopric of Würzburg founded.
  • 788 Work starts on the first cathedral.
  • 1156 Marriage of Frederick Barbarossa with Beatrix of Burgundy.
  • 1168 Frederick Barbarossa confirms the Duchy of Franconia.
  • 1525 Würzburg takes the peasants' side during the Peasants' War.
  • 1582 Julius-Maximilian University founded.
  • 1631 Würzburg conquered by Gustav Adolf of Sweden.
  • 1720 Foundation stone of the Residence laid.
  • 1802 Secularisation of the Hochstift, the central administration of the bishopric.
  • 1814 Würzburg incorporated into Bavaria.
  • 1867 The city fortifications are dismantled and replaced by the Ringpark.
  • 1895 X-rays discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.
  • March 1945 90 percent of the city is destroyed by bombing.
  • 1970 Reconstruction of the Old Town virtually complete.
  • 1985 Congress Centre opened.
  • 1990 Bavarian Garden Show.
  • 1991 Opening of the ICE high-speed section between Würzburg and Hanover.
  • 2002 Opening of the "Museum im Kulturspeicher" art museum.
  • 2004 1300th anniversary of the founding of Würzburg.
Highlights

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