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Würzburg, in Bavaria, is one end of the Romantische Strasse, the famous romantic 340 km long road; the other ending is Füssen, in the Bavarian Alps. In Würzburg every summer is held Hafensommer, a festival that brings to town dozens of artists from around the world, for three weeks of concerts, plays and shows. An event of great culture and fun.
Würzburg is a university town, so it knows for sure how to be fun, within its many venues or cultural and artistic centers. The Marienberg fortress towers above the city. Other beautiful sights are the bishop’s seat, with works by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the St. Kilian Cathedral in the historical centre and the bridges over the river Main.
The city, halfway between Frankfurt and Nuremberg, is year-round the focus of an intense cultural activity, with the Mozart Festival and the Days of Bach, and an excellent range of museums, such as the Martin von Wagner, one of the largest university museums in Europe. Würzburg is also known for its conference facilities, with several locations for medium and large events.
From July 22 to August 14, the city becomes a stage for great artists from all over the world, who will be performing at the Hafensommer, the Summer Festival. Music, theater, performances, cultural events are the ingredients for this three weeks event that will bring to town hundreds of thousands of tourists.
This year’s program includes, among others, Sophie Hunger, Beady Belle, and Suzanne Vega. The offer is truly unique, with artists from all over Europe, but also from the United States, Australia, Canada, Brazil and of course lots of Germans. The ticket prices for attending the events are very low: from 20 to 36 Euros for Suzanne Vega’s concert.
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