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Object description:

Maschikuli Tower

Maschikuli Tower and Casemate at Marienberg Fortress – Würzburg

The massive, four-storey tower was built in 1724-1729 by Balthasar Neumann to guard the south flank of the fortress. Above the three levels for heavy artillery is a platform for riflemen. In addition to the normal firing slits it has a further 21 vertical openings, angled downwards: these are the "Maschikulis" from which the tower takes its name.

On the valley side the tower is decorated with coats of arms of the Prince Bishop Christoph Franz von Hutten dating from 1727, the work of Jakob van der Auvera. Above them is a bust of St Nepomuk.

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Marienberg Fortress
Princes' Garden


Festung Marienberg
97082 Würzburg
0931 35517-50

Opening hours

Easter (Sunday and Monday), 1 May, Whitsun (Sunday and Monday), 15 August and 3 October: 11 am-4.30 pm

Admission fees 2024

4 euros regular
3 euros reduced

Children under 18 are admitted free of charge.

General tariff regulations (excerpt)

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets


Visit only possible via stairs

Getting here / parking


Bus to 'Festung'
(April-October only)

Car park and 10 bus parking spaces available (with costs)

Further information

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Würzburg
Residenzplatz 2, Tor B
97070 Würzburg
0931 35517-0
Fax 0931 35517-25

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