Roughly halfway between the German cities of Frankfurt and Nuremberg lies the beautiful Bavarian city of Wuerzburg. The city is small, with a population of around 125,000 people, but it boasts a wealth of culture, contains some top German academic institutions and is known as an important administrative center in the region. Expats living in Wuerzburg may hear it referred to as "The Town of Madonnas" and it is soon evident why – the city's streets are full of statues and statuettes of the Virgin Mary. Alongside this proliferation of visitations by the Holy Mother, these streets are universally beautiful, with the opulent Residence Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the towering Marienberg Fortress and the Wuerzburg Residence all worthy of early visits. The Old Main Bridge that spans the River Main is another wonderful landmark. As an expatriate living in Wuerzburg, you will also find that these beautiful setting are home to a bustling, dynamic and charming cultural life as well.
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The small city is connected to various major transport hubs by the famous Deutsch Bahn train. This service is renowned for its efficiency and style, as is the autobahn network that also serves the city. When preparing your relocation, it is worth browsing our collection of expatriation articles in the Expat Magazine section of our InterNations website for hints and reliable information on subjects like expatriate finance, living abroad and other topics relevant to expats moving to Wuerzburg. On arrival, you can expect the city to be welcoming and just as the city's streets give expatriates plenty to look at, so the local food scene, bars and cultural life are equally beguiling. The annual Wuerzburger Weinfest is a busy wine fair and a great place to get to know some of the city's global minds and local culture. And the Africa Festival, held each spring, is another big event in the city's events calendar.
Despite the city offering more culture, beauty and fun than the most determined visitor could hope to take in, expats working in Wuerzburg will also soon realize that this is a city that means business as well. The local economy is strong and dynamic, with the old Julius-Maximilians-University employing many in the city and with advanced manufacturing also playing an important local role. In the evenings, expatriates working in Wuerzburg can relax and enjoy the city's great food and entertainment scene. It should be relatively easy to find other expats in Wuerzburg, and again the InterNations website is a great way of doing this. Many of our members organize meet-ups and find other global minds in their host cities using our discussion groups, forums and private messages system, and these are also a great way to find out the best things for expats to do in the city early on.