The Würzburger Residenz

The Würzburger Residenz (German: Würzburger Residenz) is the lord-bishop’s palace in Würzburg, Germany. Designed by Balthasar Neumann in the 18th century, it is one of the best palaces in Europe, representing the Baroque architectural style.[1]
There are various rooms in the building, but the most famous one is the “between the stairs”. This atrium was an out-of-the-ordinary design at the time, and was criticized as “a design error” and “it will absolutely collapse.” . In fact, only the roof survived from World War II air raids. The reason for its sturdiness is the use of light, strong, and fire-resistant tuff as the building material. In addition, the Hof garden spreads behind the Residenz.

world heritage

In 1981, the Würzburg bishop’s palace, its gardens and square was registered as a World Heritage Site (cultural heritage), including the gardens and the palace square.
Registration criteria[edit]
This World Heritage site satisfies the following criteria for registration as a World Heritage site (the criteria below are translations and quotes from the criteria announced by the World Heritage Center).
(1) A masterpiece that expresses the creative genius of mankind.
(4) A fine example of an architectural style, building complex, technical accumulation or landscape that exemplifies an important period in human history.

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