[ source: Flickr ]

Have a question about Amberg? Ask a local resident for special Amberg insider tips ...

In case you have a specific question for Amberg or would like a Amberg insider tip from one of our local property owners and Amberg experts. Simply add your question and enter your email address. You will typically receive responses from us soon, in many cases within less than 24 hours! Please note: We do not share your email address with with anyone. Responses will solely be sent from us.

I would like to also receive an occasional Live Like a German newsletter with special travel tips (at most once a month) and last minute Germany travel deals.
Thanks for submitting your question about Amberg.
Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently one local expert assigned to Amberg.

Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently more than local experts assigned to Amberg.

Previously asked Amberg questions and answers:

Here is a list of Amberg questions that were already answered by our local residents and property owners. Please browse through them. In case you still have a question that is not answered here please use the form above.

Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Is Maisel's Weissen beer sold in Amberg? Where are good places to go around Amberg? Most vacation trips to Germany only want people to go to the big areas. Does the train system in Amberg connect to Regensburg and Bayreuth??" (posted 09/23/2014)

to Maisel wheat beer Maisel wheat beer comes from Bayreuth, is very good and available almost everywhere in the drinks trade in our region and also in many restaurants (there is a very good crystal wheat) restaurants where the locals like to go: - Bergwirtschaft On the Mariahilfberg 2, Every visitor should visit Amberg, fantastic views, very good German cuisine, baroque church - Kupferpfandl Herrenstr. 20 very good French cuisine - Schlodererbräu Rathausstr.4 good German / Franconian cuisine, ... there are dumplings, .... - Russwurmhaus Eichenforstgäßchen 14 Steak House, German cuisine - La Piscinia Hockermühlstr. 3 Italian cuisine, mussels are recommended, very good restaurant - Kate's Irish Pup Waisenhausgasse two bavarian, Irish cuisine much english speaking guests attractions - historic old town with nice restaurants - ramparts, a historical city walls - to walk - Mariahilfberg with baroque church - Air Museum the Vils (a river which runs through Amberg) - many old churches - Maltese place with former monastery rail links - web links are both to Regensburg, Nuremberg and Bayreuth available with nice Regards Helmut Drechsler
Answer provided by Maria Drechsler on 09/23/2014
This answer is helpful 1
DEAR guest, YES; Maisel wheat is sold in Amberg very mutch, its very drunken Often here. In the district is for exemble: -HIRSCHAU (Monte Kaolino), -There is a very nice old farm museum in Neusath, -Nabburg with his historic little city ..., -Regensburg sit with the train at 40 min arrieved ... , -you can shipped with a raft on the little river VILS, you can visit castles and old ruins ... (eg. Kallmunz, Leuchtenberg) Here all over is a wonderful eating good bavarian tradition. Bayreuth, I dont know with the train, but with car is one hour away ... Its very nice place too .... Okay so? nice bavarian greetings Anita Biehler
Answer provided by Anita Biehler on 09/23/2014
This answer is helpful
"Hello. My son will be visiting Amberg for three weeks with a group from his high school in Maine. He will stay with a host family in Kümmersbruck. His interest is especially in big cities, and hopes his hosts will be able to take him shopping and to enjoy some of the aspects of city life. Can you offer some suggestions?" (posted 06/17/2015)

Hello, here I can not help you unfortunately. But I am sure that are planned at a group of students already sightseeing and entertainment. Normally this is already mitgeplant everything by the respective schools.
Answer provided by Maria Drechsler on 06/19/2015
This answer is helpful
Hello from Bavaria, from Amberg, Yes, Kümmersbruck is only 10 km away from us. How long is the residence of her son? Have you had contact with him? How old is he? It's common for host families take the kids to Munich, Nuremberg, Regensburg and in the mountains ... The children are supposed to also see what the country ... Yours A. Biehler
Answer provided by Anita Biehler on 06/18/2015
This answer is helpful
"staying in amberg for 4 nites but would like to visit by train other nice small towns. Is 4 nites enough and what other towns can you suggest to travel by train for day trips?" (posted 03/18/2017)

Please go in Amberg to the tourist information that can help them
Answer provided by Maria Drechsler on 03/19/2017
This answer is helpful
Hello, yes, 4 nights veremtienw ir already, the desired date is free. By train achievable cities: Sulzbach Rosenberg, Schwandorf, Weiden, Regensburg, Nuremberg ... We look forward to your reply
Answer provided by Anita Biehler on 03/19/2017
This answer is helpful

Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

What are good places to go for shopping?

Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?

Questions around the weather, different seasons, ...





What is your insider travel tip for Amberg?

Travel Insider Tips for Amberg

Amberg Overview

Amberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in the Upper Palatinate (German: Oberpfalz), roughly halfway between Regensburg (Regensburg vacation rentals | Regensburg travel guide) and Bayreuth (Bayreuth vacation rentals | Bayreuth travel guide). Its population was 44,456 in 2006.

Things to See in Amberg

A defining feature of the town is the Stadtbrille (literally town spectacles) – a bridge, originally a part of the town fortifications, whose arches reflected on the river waters resemble a pair of glasses.

Other tourist attractions in Amberg include:

  • Market Square (Germ. Marktplatz), which contains the Gothic town hall (built in 1358) and the late-Gothic Parish Church of St. Martin
  • The New Palace (Germ. Neues Schloß), the former residence of the counts of the Rhennish Palatinate, built at the beginning of the 15th century and renovated in 1603
  • A well preserved section of the medieval walls and gates
  • The baroque Franciscan monastery on the Hill of Our Lady Help of Christians (Germ. Mariahilfberg) above the town. This hill was given its name during the bubonic plague in the Thirty Years' War in 1633/4 when the locals beseeched the Virgin Mary to rid them of the plague.
  • The 'Little Wedding House' (Germ. Eh’häusl), claimed by town authorities to be the world's smallest hotel. Built in 1728, the 2 meter wide hotel was 'sold' to young couples for one night to circumvent laws prohibiting marriages between poor people.

[ source: wikipedia ]

More about the History of Amberg

The town was first mentioned in 1034, at that time under the name Ammenberg. It became an important trading centre in the Middle Ages, exporting mainly iron ore and iron products. In 1269, together with Bamberg (Bamberg vacation rentals | Bamberg travel guide), the town became subordinate to the Wittelsbach dynasty that ruled Bavaria.

In 1329 the town and the entire Upper Palatinate fell to a branch line of the Wittelsbach family and was no longer part of the duchy of Bavaria. Although in geographic terms it was regarded as Bavarian and the region was part of the Bavarian circle in the organisation of the Imperial Circles. The rulers of Upper Palatinate were open-minded towards Protestantism. In the 16th century the town turned to Lutheranism, but attempts of the ruling family to introduce the more radical Calvinism failed due to the reluctance of its citizens.

In 1628 Amberg and Upper Palatinate became part of the electorate of Bavaria. The inhabitants were given the choice: return to Catholicism or leave the town forever. Many families left the town and fled to the Free Imperial Cities of Regensburg (Regensburg vacation rentals | Regensburg travel guide) and Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide).

Amberg was the regional capital of Upper Palatinate until 1810 when power was transferred to the larger city of Regensburg.

After the Second World War, when Bavaria fell into the American Sector, Amberg was home to Pond Barracks, a United States Army base. The base was finally closed in 1992 and turned over to the local community for housing, most of it social housing.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Amberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in the Upper Palatinate (German: Oberpfalz), roughly halfway between Regensburg and Bayreuth.

Where to stay in Amberg?

Check out our selection of hand-selected and quality Amberg vacation rentals and holiday apartments.