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Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, seen from across the River Main

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, seen from across the River Main

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, seen from across the River Main

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg: the entrance to the fortress

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg: steps in the formal garden

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg: the formal garden attached to the palace

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg: the formal garden attached to the palace

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg: detail of some of older wall structure

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Wurzburg Residence, Wurzburg: the garden elevation

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Neumann, Balthasar (1687-1753)
NOTES: Built as the palace of the Prince-Bishops to the plans of Balthasar Neumann, though modified by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt and Johann Maxmilian von Welsch.

Wurzburg Residence, Wurzburg: the garden elevation

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Neumann, Balthasar (1687-1753)
NOTES: Built as the palace of the Prince-Bishops to the plans of Balthasar Neumann, though modified by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt and Johann Maxmilian von Welsch.

Wurzburg Residence, Wurzburg: the gardens

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Neumann, Balthasar (1687-1753)
NOTES: Built as the palace of the Prince-Bishops to the plans of Balthasar Neumann, though modified by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt and Johann Maxmilian von Welsch.

Wurzburg Residence, Wurzburg: detail of balustrade with statue of putti holding a shield

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Neumann, Balthasar (1687-1753)
NOTES: Built as the palace of the Prince-Bishops to the plans of Balthasar Neumann, though modified by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt and Johann Maxmilian von Welsch.
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