- The Würzburg Baroque – A variation of the late Baroque and Early Rococo, found everywhere in the region
- The works of the legendary Court Architect Balthazar Neumann and his workshop.
- The walled towns of the Main and Saale Rivers
Here the region of Main-Franconia refers to the parts of the Main valley once controlled by the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. The Bishops ruled over a dominion in the fertile highlands of the Main Valley. In the north, the forests and hills of the Rhön hide numerous hot springs and great mineral wealth. In the south, the Main Gorge was, as is today, covered in great vineyards, even as far back as the 17th century. In between, stretched endless rollings plains of vibrant farmland, dotted with ancient towns, monasteries, and castles.
The spectacular wealth of the Prince-Bishops came from the strategic bounty of the River Main. Along it flowed trade from all corners of Europe, from the East in the Bohemian Kingdom, from the South on the Danube portage, and from the West via the Rhine. The splendor of Würzburg itself fell victim to the cataclysm of the Second World War, and most of its baroque cityscape was destroyed. However, the legacy of the Bishops remains evident in the great works of art and architecture that survive, a timeless testament to their untrampled wealth and power.
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- Infrastructure: 9
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- Abstraction: 7
- Tradition: 10