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Much of Würzburg's nightlife takes place in its numerous Weinstuben (wine cellars). For music and cultural happenings, scan the flyers posted in the Studentenhaus (student center) on Am Exerzierplatz at Münzstrasse.

The city's oldest jazz club, Omnibus, Theaterstrasse 10 (tel. 0931/56121; www.omnibus-wuerzburg.de; bus: 14 or 20), has been packing them in for live acts for over 3 decades. This cellar-level joint is also where people come to drink and play chess. It's open Monday to Thursday 8pm to 1am, and Friday and Saturday 9pm to 3am. Cover charges for performances range from 8€ to 16€. A place for a cheap meal or a drink, Standard, Oberthürstrasse 11a (tel. 0931/51140; www.standard-wuerzburg.de; bus: 14 or 20), is open daily 10am to 2am. It occasionally has a live band on the weekend. Kult Statt Kneipe, Landwehrstrasse 10 (tel. 0931/53143; www.kult-wuerzburg.de; tram: 1, 3, or 5), keeps the stereo cranking. It's open Monday to Friday 9am to 1am (Fri until 2am), Saturday 10am to 2am, and Sunday 10am to 1am.

The Weinstuben Juliusspital, Klinikstrasse 1 (tel. 0931/3931400; www.weingut-juliusspital.de), is one of the many top addresses for wine connoisseurs, with an array of characteristic Franconian vintages. Meals are also served. It's open daily 10am to midnight.

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