Würzburg, Germany - A Rochester Sister City


Würzburg, Germany - Sister City Since 1964


Currency: Euro  
Sister City Since: 1964  
Language: German  
Population: 130,000  
Visa Requirements:
None for less than 90 days  

Settled in the 7th century on the Main River and, today, capital of lower Franconia, Würzburg has a population of 130,000. It is the northern gateway of the Romantische Strasse which starts in Würzburg, goes through Rothenburg ob der Tauber and ends at Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig's famous castle. This cultural city has a conservatory of music and holds annual Mozart and Bach festivals. The collection of Tilman Riemenschneider carvings is housed in the Main Franken museum in the famous Marienberg fortress towering over the city. One of many tourist attractions is the Bishop's palace with its handcrafted parquet floors and world renowned ceiling frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Würzburg 's well known products include Franken wine and printing presses made by the world's oldest manufacturer printing equipment, Koenig & Bauer. Roentgen discovered the X-ray at the University of Würzburg.



In addition to a year-long high school exchange program, many cultural, sports, and citizen-to-citizen exchanges occur, such as the RPYO visit to Würzburg, the Girls' Cathedral Choir of Würzburg visit to Rochester, a long-standing exchange between the Irondequoit Youth Soccer Club and Würzburg 's Youth Soccer Club. These are examples of events that foster friendship between the two cities.

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