Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens 
and Residence Square (1981)

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This magnificent Baroque palace – one of the largest and most beautiful in Germany and surrounded by wonderful gardens – was created under the patronage of the prince-bishops Lothar Franz and Friedrich Carl von Schönborn. It was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, painters (including Tiepolo), sculptors and stucco-workers, led by Balthasar Neumann.

From 1750 to 1753 Tiepolo worked in Würzburg, Germany, under the patronage of its prince-bishop, for whose palace he painted themes from German history and from classical mythology.  

Germany. Würzburg Palace Germany 1998. Würzburg Residence.
German Federal Republic 1996. Ceiling Frescoe by Tiepolo. German Federal Republic 1987. Staircase of the Würzburg Palace.

The German architect Johann Balthasar Neumann designed the Residence for the prince bishops of Würzburg. Completed in 1746, the palace features a large staircase hall that dominates its center. The Residence is open to tourists, and its south wing houses the Martin von Wagner Museum.  

In its large definitive series of Important Germans (1961), The German Federal Republic and West Berlin issued the below stamp, honouring Neumann.  A frescoe of Neuman is also found in the "Europa"-part of the stairwell.  

German Federal Republic 1961. Baumeister Neumann.  

The German stamp is undoubtedly produced after the frescoe to the left of Neumann. 

Further, Neumann has been honoured on a German 50-Mark banknote (issued 1993).

German Federal Republic 19093. 50 Mark banknote, depicting Johann Balthasar Neumann.

Other World Heritage Sites in Germany (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section Germany for further information about such sites. 

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