Competition: win a two day trip to Wurzburg

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The German National Tourist Office is running a competition to win a trip for 2 to Würzburg including flight and accommodation. To enter, click here
To enter you just need to give your e-mail address and name. it is open to any UK resident who is aged over 18 and must be taken between January and the end of May next year. Flights to Frankfurt from London, Birmingham or Manchester are included, onward train travel to Würzburg. (it is just 75 miles away.) The closing date is November 30th and the winner will be selected on 3rd December
For those who know little about Würzburg, here is a quick summary of what you can see there. Standing on the River Main, there has been settlement for centuries and it is an old Celtic settlement. There are seven museums including one on Jewish history tracing their life in the city going back over a thousand years. It was at the University of Würzburg that x-rays were discovered nearly 120 years ago. It wasn’t only Salem in the USA where they had witch trials. In just five years, some 200 victims were executed including children in the early part of the seventeenth century.
But overshadowing Wurzburg is the UNESCO World Heritage Site you must see – The Würzburg Residenz. This huge baroque palace was badly damaged near the end of WWII and the final part of the rebuilding was only completed just 25 years ago. Luckily a lot of the furnishings had been taken into care and weren’t present when the bombing took place.
If that’s not “wetted“ your appetite, then you should know that Würzburg is the capital of the Franconia wine region and that it also houses the Würzburger brewery.

For more about Würzburg, click here.
Image ©Würzburg City Council

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