27 July 2014
Veitshöchheim is a municipality of Würzburg, Bavaria in Germany. Schloss Veitshöchheim is the most important tourist spot in the area. It was built as the summer palace for Prince Bishop of Würzburg between 1680 and 1682 and expanded between 1806 and 1814. The palace itself is quite small but the Rococo (late Baroque style, 18th-century artistic movement and style) garden is immense, beautified with lakes, waterworks, grotto, nice gardens with flowers and hundreds of sandstone sculpture.
The garden was very green and large. Neat paths lead to every corner. Lakes dotted with waterworks (starts 1pm and ends 5pm). At the far end is a grotto. You can see animals made with shells. They are exotic and beautiful.
Schloss Veitshöchheim is opened between April and October, from 9am to 6pm. Mondays closed. Rooms are opened for visit but can only be viewed through a guided tour. It is every hour and lasts 30 minutes. Price: €4.5. Visiting the garden is free.
Veitshöchheim is 6 km northwest of Würzburg. You can reach it from Würzburg in 6 minutes by train. But the service is not frequent, one every hour or still longer. Check Deutsche Bahn for the time table. Alternatively, you can take a bus to reach it. Every half hour is a bus to the Kirchplatz of Veitshöchheim. The journey lasts about 19 minutes.
At the back of the palace, there is a path to the main town, a layback and beautiful village offering good food and wine. At time, chanterelle was in season. It was featured a lot with pairing wine. Unfortunately, we still needed to visit Würzburg. No time for lunch in the lovely town. Strolling the main street with colourful houses, town hall and church is a joy.