Founded some 13 centuries ago, Würzburg is one of the oldest towns in Franconia. It also has a long tradition of winegrowing. The local wine was reputedly a favorite of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's.
They say that Würzburg is a gateway to the South. With its mild climate and proximity to the Main River, it has been a prime location for growing grapes since the eighth century. Many historic wine cellars are located beneath the city and can be viewed by appointment.
The historic Old Town suffered extensive damage in World War Two but still boasts a number of must-see landmarks, from the Old Bridge over the Main River to the St. Kilian Cathedral, the Marienberg Fortress and the Baroque Wuerzburg Residence, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Würzburg is also a university town that has spawned 13 Nobel Prize winners, including Conrad Wilhelm Roentgen who invented the X-ray in 1895.
Click on the video below to join winegrower Ludwig Knoll on a tour of his three favorite places in Würzburg: the panoramic Stonewine Path, where visitors can find out about the history of winegrowing; the traditional Backoefele restaurant and Cafe Kairo.
Editor: Kate Bowen