In 1981, the Würzburg Residenz became the third German building to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The reason: it is not only considered one of the most important palaces in Europe, but also a major work of southern German Baroque architecture. 2020 was the 300th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone. The construction of the impressive Würzburg Residence lasted until 1744. After the destruction caused by the Second World War in March 1945, the Imperial Hall, the Garden Hall, the White Hall and the magnificent staircase were preserved. The Parade Room, lavishly furnished in the Rococo style, was rebuilt as part of the almost 40 years of restoration work. Today, it is home to the University of Würzburg and the Martin von Wagner Museum, among others.