At the foot of the Marienberg fortress (1.2 miles/2 km), you will find the fully air-conditioned 3-star Hotel Mercure Wurzburg am Mainufer. The hotel is just 5 minutes' walk from the historic old town, is situated close to the Wurzburg Congress Centrum (approx. 547 yards/0.5 km) and has direct access to the River Main hiking trail. All 116 rooms were completely renovated in September 2012 and feature high-speed Internet and free WIFI. The hotel also has a bar and an indoor car park (subject to charge). For centuries, Wurzburg has been a cultural and spiritual center for Franconia: The city has long had a high-standing reputation - the University of Wurzburg was founded in 1402 and the secondary residence of the Bavarian royal family was in the city.