Welcome to one of Europe’s most beautiful castle hotels
Set high above the beautiful baroque city of Würzburg on the river Main, you will be captivated by the historical ambience of the Steinburg. Enjoy the stunning panorama, take in the magnificent views of the city, the river and the vineyards. And savor not only the view but also the world famous “Würzburger Stein”, grown on the surrounding slopes and singled out by Goethe as one of his favorite wines.
History of the Steinburg
In the middle of the 16th century, the monks of the Ebrach monastery planted the first Silvaner grape on the Steinberg, thus laying the foundation for one of the most famous vineyards in the world. Perhaps it was with this tradition in mind that Peter Schneider also chose this spot to lay the foundation for the Steinburg some 300 years later. But it is almost certain that the stunning views of Würzburg and the Main valley also played a role in his decision to erect the Steinburg here on the ruins of the ancient medieval castle. In the spring of 1898, after just nine months of construction, he opened his restaurant “Restaurant zur Steinburg”, little realizing that some 100 years later, this architectural gem of a building would be a world famous castle hotel.
18:30 Bus shuttle to the Conference Dinner.
Meeting Point: Adolf-Würth-Center
19.00 Conference Dinner - Castle Hotel Steinburg, Würzburg