Würzburg Court Garden

Picture: Würzburg Court Garden

The court garden of the Würzburg Residence is located on the edge of the baroque town fortifications with their massive supporting walls, which still border the palace complex to the east. 

At the end of the 18th century, the court gardener Johann Prokop Mayer (1735-1804) was instructed to lay out the Residence Court Garden. The land, which had an awkward shape and rose steeply towards the bastions, was skilfully divided by Mayer into individual, symmetrically arranged and self-contained garden areas. He created a typical rococo-style garden, filling the various sections with clipped fruit trees, tub plants, flower beds, hedges, spaliers and pergolas. 

The east garden, which is an extension of the main axis of the palace, rises in three terraces to the tip of the bastion that marks its boundary.

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Conically cut yews in the south garden

The rectangular south garden is by contrast entirely flat. It has a round pool at the centre with a large monolith made of tuff, above which is a small fountain which also operates in the winter months. For several years now, the flowerbeds framing the parterres of the east and south gardens have been planted in their original design, and in the reconstructed kitchen garden below the orangery are fruit trees clipped according to historic methods. On the town side, in front of the strictly geometrical garden sections, is a small landscape garden dating from the early 19th century.

The neoclassical garden sculptures are copies of the originals made in the workshop of the court sculptor Johann Peter Wagner and the elaborate wrought-iron gates are from the workshop of the court locksmith and ornamental metal-worker Johann Georg Oegg.

The reconstructed kitchen garden in the court gardens of the Würzburg Residence was reopened to the public in 2002. It was laid out in the original pattern of paths and beds and was planted with new and historic types of fruit and vegetable.

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Residence Würzburg



Further information and tips for visitors can be found at


97070 Würzburg
Telefon 0931 35517-0

Opening hours

Open all year round from 8 am until nightfall (8 pm at the latest)

Admission charge

Admission free

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Detailed information at www.residenz-wuerzburg.de


Shop in the Würzburg Residence

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

B. Neumann – Café, Restaurant, Weinbar
Telefon 0931 46771944

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Residenz",
bus to "Mainfranken Theater", tram to "Dom"

Parking space:

400 car parking spaces available (with costs)
15 bus parking spaces near the Würzburg Residence  (Husarenstraße)

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Würzburg
Residenzplatz 2, Tor B
97070 Würzburg
Telefon 0931 35517-0
Fax 0931 35517-25
sgvwuerzburg@ bsv.bayern.de

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