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Würzburg, Germany

An Epic Weekend Getaway: The Würzburg Marathon and Mozart 2024!

Würzburg Marathon Weekend 2024

What does Würzburg Marathon have in common with Mozart, you ask?

We at MAHO on Earth are obsessed with taking you to the most unique places and events around the world, and this time it’s a weekend trip to Würzburg, Germany coinciding with the annual Würzburg Marathon and opening weekend of Mozart Festival from Friday, May 24, 2024 to Sunday, May 26, 2024. The city will be brimming with a festive atmosphere that is contagious!

In case you haven’t heard of the pretty city of Würzburg before: it’s a charming city in Germany that lies between Munich and Frankfurt. It’s known for its rich history, stunning architecture including the UNESCO-listed Würzburg Residence and the Marienberg Fortress, and picturesque surroundings situated in the heart of the Franconian wine region.

Würzburg is often considered the starting point of the Romantic Road, a scenic route that takes you through fairy-tale towns and landscapes in southern Germany. In addition to its beauty, Würzburg hosts various events and festivals throughout the year. The Würzburg Marathon & Mozart Festival in spring, wine festivals in autumn, Christmas markets in winter, and diverse cultural events in between make Würzburg a perfect city trip destination offering visitors the chance to experience the local traditions and vibrant atmosphere.

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a spectator, the unique combination of sports and cultural immersion makes for a fulfilling and memorable travel experience. In case you are not sold for it yet, here are some more reasons to coincide your visit with the excitement of the two stunning events: the Würzburg Marathon and Mozart Festival.

Why to visit Würzburg over the Marathon & Mozart Day weekend

  • The scenic route takes you through picturesque spots in and around the city on the Main River.
  • A full 42 km marathon, 21 km half marathon, a 42 km marathon relay (6 runners combining approx. 7 km each to complete a 42 km race), a 10 km race and kids races are all available. Come join as a group, family or solo!
  • Non-runners are also catered for. How about indulging yourself with Mozart in one of the stunning halls of the Würzburg Residence on Sunday?
  • Saturday pasta party for free! All runners meet here to exchange experiences, opinions and everything that comes to mind while carb-loading. Of course, non-runners are also welcome to the party sponsored by Burk’s Pasta!
  • Saturday is also the Mozart Day with free concerts across the city! The city center, squares, churches, alleys and commercial buildings become stages, and not just for Mozart. Artists, choirs and instrumental ensembles from all over the region take part in the colorful musical hustle and bustle to celebrate Mozart Festival 2024 in Würzburg.

Würzburg Marathon 2024 Race Info

The Würzburg Marathon, half marathon, and 10 km race will be taking place on Sunday, 26 May 2024. Kids races will be held on Saturday afternoon (see also below).

The route takes you through the iconic landmarks in Würzburg and offers both local and international runners an opportunity where you can compete individually or together as a team against the best! The marathon route is diverse in terms of scenery with incredible views and it’s well supported with regular water points.

Würzburg Marathon 2024 Participant Categories

  • Full Marathon (42 km): 18 yrs and older, male and female
  • Half Marathon (21 km): 16 yrs and older, male and female
  • Full Marathon Relay (42 km): adults 18+ and youth 10-18 yrs categories – approx. 7 km per participant
  • 10 km Race: ages from 10 years and upwards
  • Kids Races: 2-4 years (500 m), 5-7 years (1000 m), 8-15 years (2000 m)

Würzburg Marathon 2024 Race Day Start Times

  • Full/Half Marathon: Sunday, 09:00 am
  • 10km Race: Sunday, 9:20 am
  • Kids races on Saturday from 2:00 pm
  • Pasta party on Saturday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Race bib pick up: Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 6:30-8:30 am
  • Final cut off time on Sunday for all distances is 2:30 pm.

Würzburg Marathon & Mozart 2024 Weekend Travel Package

We have put together an awesome 2-night/3-day weekend package in Würzburg coinciding with the WVV Würzburg Marathon. For individual requests, please get in touch with us!

Würzburg Marathon Weekend 2024
Würzburg Marathon Photo: Norbert Wilhelmi
Würzburg Main - MAHO on Earth
Marienberg Fortress

Würzburg Weekend Package Itinerary (May 24-26, 2024)

Day 1 – Friday, May 24, 2024
Arrive in the beautiful city and check into your accommodation. Time-permitting, take a leisurely stroll along the town squares and the Old Main Bridge (Alte Mainbrücke). Lined with statues of saints, the bridge offers beautiful views of the city and connects the old town with the Marienberg Fortress. Perched on a hill overlooking the Main River, Marienberg Fortress is a symbol of Würzburg’s history.

Würzburg’s Old Town is a delight to explore with its narrow cobblestone streets, medieval buildings, and lively market squares. The Market Square (Marktplatz) and the Cathedral Square (Domplatz) are central hubs with charming cafes, restaurants, and shops.

Not to be missed in the Old Town: The Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important baroque palaces in Europe. Explore the beautiful gardens, the opulent interior and the impressive frescoes by the Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

As part of the Mozart Festival, concerts are being held in the Würzburg Residence. Ticket prices start from 11,-EUR and we can help you buy tickets (subject to availability).

Please note: Würzburg is easily accessible from Frankfurt, Nürnberg or Munich airports by train (approx. 1.5-2 hours). Central station is close to the town and your hotel will be walking distance from the train station and main attractions. The Flixbus also connects Würzburg with cities including Munich and Hamburg. If you need any support with arranging train or bus tickets, please get in touch with us.

Day 2 – Saturday, May 25, 2024
This morning after breakfast, you will embark on a ferry to visit Veitshöchheim Palace and Court Garden, one of the most important Rococo gardens in Germany. Located only 8km down the river Main from Würzburg, the Palace until 1802 was the summer residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops.

veitshoechheim-garden würzburg
Image credit: https://www.schloesser.bayern.de/englisch/garden/objects/veitsho.htm

After visiting the Palace and its garden, you’ll take the relaxing ferry ride to return to Würzburg just in time for the afternoon events in town: kids races, Mozart Day, pasta party, or visit the sights you have missed the day before.

The Main River adds to Würzburg’s charm, and riverside parks like the “Alter Kranen” offer pleasant spots for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.

Day 3 – Sunday 26 May 2024RACE DAY
Your hotel is ideally located to the starting point of the Würzburg Marathon, in fact only100 meters. Participate in the race of your choice today. If you are interested in running a relay marathon, we’ll help you group with participants registered by us.

If not done already on Saturday (by 7:00 pm), you can collect your race numbers from 06:30 am to 08:30 am this morning. Good luck with the race!

After the race, it’s time for late check-out latest by 3:30 pm. If you can however, we recommend you stay a night longer (advance notice required, subject to availability). Does celebrating with a wine tasting dinner and using your hotel’s pool and spa facilities sound like a plan? Würzburg is in the heart of the Franconian wine region and you should not leave before visiting a local wine cellar for a wine tasting experience.

Würzburg Weekend Package Inclusions and exclusions

Inclusions:

  • 2 nights at a city hotel**** including breakfast daily and pool access
  • Late check-out on Sunday until 3:30 pm
  • Return ferry ticket to Veitshöchheim Palace
  • Complete race entry registration by MAHO on Earth and info-pack
  • Service hotline (contact person available during the trip)
  • Pre/-post trip support with travel arrangements

Exclusions:

  • International flights, ground transfers
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Meals other than specified
  • Visa fees (if any)
  • Health requirements/vaccinations (if any)
  • Race entry fee: Marathon 75 €, half marathon 63 €, marathon relay 24 € per person (in groups of 6), 10 km run 25 €, youth 15 €, children 12 €, finisher t-shirt 27 €,
  • Entrance fees for sights
  • Any other services not specified in inclusions

Booking and Payment Terms

  • Würzburg Marathon package cost: 325,-EUR per person sharing a double room (Please ask for single and family room pricing), plus entry fee to the race of your choice.
  • The full amount is due upon registration and non-refundable.
  • Registration deadline: May 10, 2024.
  • Please read our general T&C (in EN) or AGBs (in DE). (Note: our general payment & cancellation terms in sections D.8 and G do no apply to this event package.)

Extend your stay

Our standard Würzburg epic weekend package is designed to include both active and leisurely experiences on your race weekend. While we’ve included 2 nights, we can of course add on additional nights so you can make a longer stay and take time to enjoy the Würzburg and everything on offer here. How about a day trip to romantic towns of Iphofen and Markbreit?

Romantic town of Markbreit // Credit: Flickr Oliver Schoepgens

May is also the perfect time for cycling tours in the region. For example, if you have two more days, you could cycle all the way to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the famous town on the Romantic Road. Longer trips to Nürnberg, Bamberg, a combination trip of cycling and cruising on the river is all possible. Simply chat with us and let us know just what you have in mind, we can make it happen!

Bottomline

Würzburg’s blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a wonderful destination for travelers looking to experience the best of Bavaria. Whether you’re interested in architecture, wine, or simply soaking in the ambiance of a charming German city, Würzburg has something to offer. And on this special weekend trip, you can participate in the marathon, explore the city’s landmarks, relax and savor the festivities around the event.

Enjoy!

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