The history of the imposing Marienberg fortress dates back to 1000 BC, when a Celtic refuge stood on the same site. Around 1600, the main castle was converted into a Renaissance palace. The Echterbastei and the Brunnenhaus, which are among the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Franconia, are particular gems in this impressive architectural monument. After the Second World War, during which the old town was largely destroyed, the Museum für Franken was housed in the baroque armoury of Würzburg’s Marienberg Fortress. Here you can admire Franconian works of art such as the world-famous sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider, the prince-bishop’s treasury and exhibits of Franconian wine culture.