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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

"Where in Bamberg can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 05/31/2014)

In addition to our apartments there is a cafe where you can buffet breakfasts very good, otherwise there is a baker in the sand road where man can buy fresh bread.
Answer provided by Maria Chica Campalans on 05/31/2014
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Delicious fresh rolls every morning and Sunday from 6:30 clock in the station. Weekdays open the bakery, for example Kerling in the Upper King Street 12 and the Neuerbstraße 21, Seel in the Lugbank, Loskarn in Erlich 46a and Steinweg 10 and Cafe Niko at the Luitpold Bridge. Otherwise, see here: you can http://www.gelbeseiten.de/baeckereien/bamberg/s2/alphabetisch good breakfast inter alia, in the cafes in the Langnaustrasse, the Hotel Bamberger Hof am Luitpoldplatz, Graupner and pelvic stone in the Long Street, Palais scrap mountain, Dacabo at Haymarket. Almost all bakers have a corner with snacks and coffee.
Answer provided by Thomas Gapski on 05/31/2014
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Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

"I'm very interested in the history and culture of Bamberg. Are there any cultural highlights or museums in Bamberg that you can recommend?" (posted 06/07/2014)

Dear prospective, Bamberg is world heritage site and has a lot to offer - information is also available in English on the following page: http://www.bamberg.info/?stadt. Regards Harald Albert
Answer provided by Harald Albert on 06/07/2014
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"What is the name of a small catholic church in Bamberg which contains the sarcophagus of a saint. People go there to cure throat problems. Also has paintings of animals on the ceiling." (posted 09/18/2014)

Ladies and gentlemen, my mother is currently on vacation, so I will answer the reservation requests. I even know myself in Bamberg not good, but I asked someone. They thought that would be the church on the mountain Michel. There is the grave of the holy bishop Otto. The sarcophagus has a passage in the middle. If you go there in a stooping posture through, one should be exempt from back pain - it is said, according to tradition. Here is a link to Wikipedia: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_Michelsberg. Sincerely, Lena Lürzel
Answer provided by Susanne Lürzel on 09/19/2014
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It is the great church of St. Michael, where you can crawl through an opening under the sarcophagus, which is to protect against Wirbelsäulensschmerzen. On the ceiling are not animals, but 700 plants.
Answer provided by Evelyn Strauch on 09/19/2014
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Sorry, I only know St. Michael Which is quite a big church and St. Otto is buried there and some people go there when theyhave problems With Their back. On the ceiling are painted medical plants. Unfortunately the church is closed for the next months: because of restoration work and we do not know When it will be opened again for the public.
Answer provided by Marina Scheinost on 09/23/2014
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Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

"Can you recommend 2-3 ideas for day trips with interesting targets near Bamberg? As we do not want to travel more than 2 hours (one way) we are looking for nearby attractions or points of interests that are worthwhile to visit. What is the best way to get there (car, bus, train?)" (posted 06/02/2014)

For such matters, there is a Toruismusbüro in Bamberg. Following the link below. http://www.bamberg.info/info-und-aktuelles There is further helped them.
Answer provided by Renate Rottmann on 06/03/2014
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There are a number of possible tours from Bamberg. You can go to Nuremberg, Which is 40 Miles away by car on the A73 motorway or by train. It will take you about 60 minutes. Nuremberg offers a lot of places from the medieval to the contemporary history. Another tour is to go to Coburg (30 Miles to the North on the A73 Motorway), the home town of the British royal family. On the way back you can have a look to the famous baroque church of the Fourteen Saints of the former Benedictine monastery Kloster Banz. You can enjoy on your daytrip Both the history and many Franconian specialties in local pubs.
Answer provided by Marina Scheinost on 06/03/2014
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By car: 1) The Main valley upwards, Kloster Banz, Bad Season stone with thermal baths, Staffelberg (views!) Vierzehnheiligen: basilica, its own brewery, Lichtenfels (basket market on the last weekend in September). 2) To Forchheim (little old royal city, the Wiesenttal up, Basilica Gössweinstein, Pott stone (rock pool, Devil's Cave) Bayreuth (Festspielhaus, Sanspareil). Back on Hollfeld, Tiefenellern (snack), Litzendorf
Answer provided by Thomas Gapski on 06/02/2014
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Good restaurants for dinner?

"Can you recommend me 2-3 good local restaurants in Bamberg where I can get a nice and tasty dinner?" (posted 06/01/2014)

Hello, we can recommend the Following restaurant: eg - Bolero (Spanish) - Salino (Italian) - Scheiners Gaststuben (Franconian) - Hoffmann Have a nice time in Bamberg. Best wishes Marion Morgenstern Apartments Ambiente Klein Venedig Bamberg / Germany
Answer provided by Marc Morgenstern on 06/02/2014
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Touch-brewery, brewery Keesmann, monastery brewery, specialty and tiled stove
Answer provided by Monika Hofmann on 06/01/2014
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Yes, of course, be happy, Franconian meal as Schäuferla, caraway roast with dumpling particularly in the tile to recommend in the brewery and the brewery Greifenklau Klosterbräu. Regards Harald Albert
Answer provided by Harald Albert on 06/01/2014
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I would recommend "Bolero ", spanish, in the Schranne, Spezial Bräu, franconian , Königsstrasse, or Salinos , italian. Best regards Karin Kreidl
Answer provided by Karin Kreidl on 06/01/2014
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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?

"Hello I will be taking a train from Nuremberg to Bamberg for a day trip. Can you tell me if there is any transportation from Bamberg to the Altenberg Castle. Thank you" (posted 10/14/2015)

I`m not sure, because I never take a bus in Bamberg. But you can go in any case from the station by bus to the ZOB ( central bus station ), that`s already on your way to the Altenburg. There you should look for a further bus connection or take a taxi. Best regards Karin
Answer provided by Karin Kreidl on 10/14/2015
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The only direct connection from station to Altenburg Castle is via taxi. Wenn Sie walk to the Dome, about 2 km through the city (take your time :-)), you can go by the blue bus of Bamberg Railway: http://bambergerbahnen.de/index.php/en/bamberger-tour whichwill go to Altenburg castle.
Answer provided by Thomas Gapski on 10/14/2015
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

"Can you please tell me about the antique market that takes place, I think, in August in Bamberg’s Altstadt?" (posted 05/29/2014)

The Bamberg Art and Antiques Weeks take place in the antiquities’ shops of Bamberg’s old town from July 23 to August 18, 2014. You can find further info at http://www.bamberger-antiquitaeten.de/bamberger-kunst-und-antiquitaetenwochen Some further info: Bamberg’s antiques dealers are renowned around the world. No wonder, then, that the established Arts and Antiques Weeks take place in parallel to the Wagner-Festival of Bayreuth. During these weeks, the antiques dealers also offer a special service: interested visitors have the possibility to get works of arts and antiques in their possession evaluated by them.
Answer provided by Harald Albert on 05/29/2014
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The Bamberg Antique Market will be held on October 3 in the Old Town, Hauptwachtstrasse and Maxplatz. It is one of the largest in Europe with around 40 000 visitors and about 500 dealers. Detailed information is available via telephone 0951-602562.
Answer provided by Edith Heimrich on 05/29/2014
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The antiques market is held on 03 October. It takes place around the old town hall and along the Kranen.
Answer provided by Renate Rottmann on 05/29/2014
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"What festivals are in Bamberg during August 2017" (posted 03/09/2017)

There are numerous church fairs in the various districts. The main hard (and most famous) is the Sandkerwa (Sandkirchweih). Warm greetings from Bamberg Jürgen Schraudner
Answer provided by Jürgen Schraudner on 03/10/2017
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"I will be in Bamberg for two days and want to visit the Vierzehnheilgen Church by bus. Where can I buy tickets and see a bus service time table? Many thanks, Ray Struyk" (posted 09/24/2017)

It is best to start at the main station. https://www.vgn.de/verbindungen/?to=de:09461:20010&td=en:09478:27291 Many greetings Thomas Gapski
Answer provided by Thomas Gapski on 10/15/2017
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

"Are there any local food specialties in Bamberg one should try out?" (posted 05/31/2014)

To smoke beer roast pork, onion Bamberg, Bamberg sausages. Snack with Pressack and Zwetschgerbaames. . .
Answer provided by Evelyn Strauch on 05/31/2014
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Franconian cuisine: Knöchla, Schäuferla, Blaue Zipfel, roast pork with savoy cabbage or cabbage, caraway roast. In the winter months carp blue or baked walleye. Duck and goose
Answer provided by Thomas Gapski on 05/31/2014
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Yes, of course, be happy, typical Franconian food as Schäuferla, caraway roast with dumpling and of course our good Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Regards Harald Albert
Answer provided by Harald Albert on 06/01/2014
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Are there dangerous areas to live in Bamberg? Is there something like: "immigrants area"? thanks!" (posted 05/06/2014)

I don’t know of any such areas in Bamberg. All in all, it’s a very quiet city in which there is little violence. People from other countries live everywhere. There isn’t anything like a formation of “ghettos”. Best, Marina Scheinost
Answer provided by Marina Scheinost on 05/15/2014
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You are safe in Bamberg, and you can live in any district. You can walk on foot, at night, and it will not be a problem.
Answer provided by Karin Kreidl on 05/15/2014
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Bamberg has a rather large number of students (currently 12000) compared to the total number of inhabitants (71000), and the Franconians are pretty tolerant, anyways, so that there are hardly any problems for people who are of a different race or speak a foreign language. The social structure is distributed in such a way that there are no slum-like areas. There is a higher density of people with Russian origins in the “Malerviertel,” but there isn’t more crime there, either. Hope I understood the question as it was intended. Best, Juergen Schraudner
Answer provided by Jürgen Schraudner on 05/15/2014
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"Why should someone do a vacation in Bamberg? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Bamberg, which everyone visiting Bamberg should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Bamberg that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 05/31/2014)

Since Bamberg is a world heritage city, there are many cultural monuments such as the Cathedral, the Old Palace, the New Residence, the Old Town Hall, the old castle, the monastery Michael Berg, Villa Concordia and Little Venice to visit. Furthermore, Bamberg, with its nine breweries for beer lovers especially recommended. Bamberg is also the starting point for sightseeing tours of the area. Especially recommended is in Bamberg good Franconian cuisine at moderate prices.
Answer provided by Irmgard Zenk on 05/31/2014
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Bamberg is a manageable city with a wonderful town center, where there is so much to see beautiful architecture that you could completely forgot to look at the existing museums. Having seen should the cathedral and the rose garden. Of course there is much more to see. Not so well known has been the part of the city with a gardener Gardener Museum in the center street, away from the usual tourist routes. A visit to a brewery such as the Keesmann brewery in Wunderburg district offers itself, as well as that of a beer cellar, such as the Wild Rose Keller on the Stephan Berg in the summer is recommended because you are sitting under the chestnut trees and drinks there, a beer. The surrounding area offers many possibilities of Bamberg. In particular interest to her guest can send an e-mail us happy. Best Regards Marina Scheinost.
Answer provided by Marina Scheinost on 05/31/2014
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Bamberg is one of the most romantic cities in Germany, very popular fpr honeymoon-trips. The city wasn`t destroyed in world war II and has kept its baroque and medieval face. You can visit the cathedral and the residence of the archbishop, the dome -treasure, the rosegarden with a view over the old town, St, Michaels monastery with a beer brewing museum. A good tip is to drink a beer in the beer garden of Spezi Keller in the evening with the view over 5 churches, magnificient. And you can make a walk to the Altenburg, a fortress on a hill near Bamberg. I hope I could help you ! Best regards Karin Kreidl
Answer provided by Karin Kreidl on 06/01/2014
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1 Cathedral Square with the cathedral, old royal household and new residence with rose garden; View of the city! 2 "Light and Shadow" in the old royal household; a shadow theater on the history Bambergs.Rechtzeitig obtain tickets, only about 70 seats, about 1.5 h, unheated, n ur in the summer, Saturday, 1700 Sunday, 1100 +1900 +? 3 The streets and alleys of the old town with the river, including many monuments. Rare visits: 4 below the lower bridge opens, the old channel to which you can go uphill walk very nicely towards the boat house (restoration) and further into the grove (approx. 2,5 km to the grove tip) there on the other side Regnitz Change un The quiet walk in TRichtung City running back. At the end of the path either to the left of some stairs in the direction of Stephan Berg (beer cellar, va special cellar with views over the city!), Or the greed Ferry (1 € / pp) to the other Regnitz, left stick, over the weir towards Judenstrasse (Klosterbräu with excellent dark beer!) 5 breweries with their inns (Fässla, special, Mahr, Keesmann, Klosterbräu, Greifenklau, Schlenkerla, Ambräusianum), in the area of ​​Bamberg 250 breweries (http://www.bierkeller. de /) 6 The Gardener and Häckermuseum in the central street (Wed, Sat, Sun) 7 museums, galleries, churches (Google)
Answer provided by Thomas Gapski on 05/31/2014
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"My husband and I are deciding between Nurnberg and Bamberg for our stay over Christmas 21 DEC-26 DEC. We are from the USA and will be traveling with our sons ages 21 and 18. We plan to take a day trip to the other city during our stay. We have traveled in Europe some and value authentic experiences, food, art, history, etc. . .Which do you recommend for our base and why? Thank you." (posted 09/03/2014)

Bamberg is not in vain world heritage site - so it pays to live there. There is much to see and you can relax well in the local gastronomy. A day visit to Nuremberg Christmas Market and local attractions is sufficient.
Answer provided by Evelyn Strauch on 09/03/2014
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Both cities are very interesting, they have a lot of culture, Christmas markets. In Bamberg there is also the nativity scenes and the many breweries and especially at this time of the strong beer and Bamberg is a World Heritage Site. I can see the guests for the period 2 apartments offer only a few meters away from the center. Regards Monika Hofmann
Answer provided by Monika Hofmann on 09/03/2014
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"We - Ex-Dance Group 9 Ladies btw 35-40 years -. Planning our annual trip to Bamberg. Appointment 1./2.10.2016. We want to discover the city in a relaxed way to meet people and the evening course hoof it a bit by Bamberg taverns and pubs. Who you're our guide, what would you do with us?" (posted 02/24/2016)

there is a Pub Street, in the cult - Jazz - tradition - artists - Italians - Local can be found. Milonga there are not in Germany. Everywhere there is good beer, Bamberg has 9 own breweries, the most famous manufactures smoked beer. Everywhere there are typical Franconian food and everything in the old town, which is older than 1000 years. It is important to book early, also an English guided tour, because Bamberg is visited by many tourists from all world. All know the Bamberg, want to come back !!!
Answer provided by Evelyn Strauch on 02/24/2016
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Dear Ladies, definitely I would show you Little Venice. It really is idyllic, the houses on the river, just like in Venice. Of course our beautiful Cathedral, Old Court and residence. Not to mention our beautiful "Bridge City Hall". Also a guided tour I recommend you. There are many possibilities. Perhaps an ancient guide, when your guide tells of earlier times and is also dressed accordingly at this time. These can be booked at the Tourist Info in Bamberg. z. B. pomp, splendor and powder, Hear Your Leut ...., ghosts, legends, womanizing, and many more. See Offers here: http://www.bamberg.info/fuehrungen/gruppen/ If your Bamberg once want to see from above, you might make a "Seven Hills Tour", because the city of Bamberg was indeed built on 7 hills. Info here: http://www.bamberg.info/pauschalen/6-huegel-tour_mit_der_bamberge-1035/ Or a ride on the red double-decker bus. Every time off to look at something and climb again. On we go, a whole day. http://bambergbus.de/ If your looking for some recreation can you for a day to "Bambados". The bathroom also features 5 saunas (especially an earth sauna from Kelo wood), steam room, two infrared cabins and cozy Resting and sleeping areas. Also a sauna garden and natural swimming pond is available. More information here: http://www.stadtwerke-bamberg.de/sauna Or in the Upper Main-Therme, Bad Staffelstein info here: https://www.obermaintherme.de/ And the evening in rustic Wirtshäuer. Two well-known quaint cult pubs are: The "Schlenkerla", also known for its smoked beer. http://www.schlenkerla.de/ And "For Sternla", with over 100 years history. On the website you also get offered a beginners course in "Frankish". http://sternla.de/ But of course there is the famous "sand path" many more inns. z. B. the "tiled" on Katzenbuckel, or the "Ahörnla", or the "Ambräusianum". And do not forget to mark "500 years Reinheitsgebot beer" to drink a Franconian beer. A Culinary MUST! In any case you should eat a Frankish roast with dumplings and vegetables (cabbage or Savoy). Or if time is of essence a "pair of sausages" in bun with mustard. Of course in downtown everywhere lovely coffee shops, where you can enjoy our delicious cakes and pastries. If the weather is still good, and of course in the open. So, now I hope I could give you good suggestions. And wish you a wonderful and unforgettable stay in our beautiful Bamberg. Eure Christine piston Apartments piston www.fewo-kolb.de
Answer provided by Christine Kolb on 02/27/2016
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I would highly recommend them to Brauereigasthof special in Bamberg, Upper King Street for their evening. Regarded by many as the best beer of Bamberg. Reservation is a must. Best wishes and a nice Aufendhalt in Bamberg I wish the ladies, Irmgard
Answer provided by Irmgard Zenk on 02/24/2016
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I would recommend a guided tour and / or in the evening take a walking tour with the night watchman. In the meantime, I'd encourage you to visit the café in the rose garden and there to take coffee and cake to be. Of course you can also just stroll just through the city or watch one of the current exhibitions in the museums. In the evening I would recommend one of the breweries such as Brauerei Spezial, Keesmann or Mahr. Should the Bamberg Symphony just give a concert, that would be a wonderful thing. Much more you can not make in the short time unfortunately.
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"Hallo, What are the key things not to miss in Bamberg when visiting in the 3rd of December ? We are planning to spend 3 days and could you also suggest a good central place for accommodation for 4 persons? Thank you for your time :) Auf Wiederhoren.. Regards" (posted 08/18/2017)

You should visit the Christmas market in Bamberg and possibly also the famous Christkindelsmarkt in Nuremberg and visit the Krippenweg in Bamberg https://www.stadt.bamberg.de/media/custom/1829_15768_1.PDF?1473841741. For living, we offer 2 apartments centrally located between the station and the city center (105 euros / night / 4 persons) Regards
Answer provided by Thomas Gapski on 08/19/2017
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Hello in the Vorweihnachtszeit is of course the Christmas market, the Krippenweg with Dom and Obere Pfarrkirche an absolute must. Our house is in Bamberg-East 5 minutes walk from the station, with the city bus in 8 minutes at the central bus station in the city center. Kind regards Jürgen Schraudner
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

"Is there a good local deli or restaurant in Bamberg where they serve a good lunch?" (posted 05/31/2014)

Hi, So we have very good small butchers in the near of our city apartment. Gablung supper or dinner is no problem in Bamberg. There are typical restaurants, called Restaurant, with typical Franconian food, mostly porc, duck, chicken or beef, so fresh fish from the river. But foreign people so want to find restaurants with italian, turkish, chinese, thai, spanish or mediterranean food. Typical Franconian are sausages in buns, meat loaf or Schäuferla. Its difficult to translate, but of you like bacon you are on the right way to come to Bamberg. In the Moment So the U.S. Army is silent in Bamberg. So every American is allowed to enter this area. But theywill leave Bamberg next year for ever. Sorry about my writing, i have written with my iPhone. Sincerly Gert
Answer provided by Maria Chica Campalans on 05/31/2014
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There are lots of restaurants. It depends on your taste. If you want to have traditional Franconian food, you can go to a local brewery brewery Keesmann like or you can go to restaurant stove. If you want to have it more delilike, then try restaurant or Eckert's Messerschmitt, Both more expensive than the others, but really very good.
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Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

"Are there any special points of interests or local attractions in Bamberg that you can recommend that are worthwhile visiting?" (posted 06/12/2014)

Bamberg is a world heritage city with many attractions, such as the cathedral, Old Court, Altenburg, New Residence, Old Town Hall. The nine breweries are worth a visit. Within driving distance of the city, the Basilica of the Fourteen Saints, Seehof Palace in Memmelsdorf, and Pommersfelden Castle are worth mentioning. For hiking, I recommend the Franconian Switzerland area.
Answer provided by Irmgard Zenk on 06/12/2014
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There are many things that you can see in Bamberg and the surrounding area. In Bamberg itself, there are the cathedral, the historic old town with its Bridge Town Hall, various museums, such as the gardener and winegrowing museum, the rose garden on Cathedral Hill, the Old Palace, etc. In the vicinity, places like the Pommersfelden Castle, the Banz Monastery, and the Sanctuary of the Fourteen Saints Vierzehnheiligen aare not far from here. Also Sanspareil in the Franconian Switzerland. Ultimately, it depends, of course, on the personal interests of each individual as to what you would like to see.
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"Hello. Could you tell me the opening times of the following places in Bamberg: St.Stefan's Church, St. Michael's Church, St. Martin's Church and Pfarrkirche 'Zu Unserer Lieben Frau'? Thank you in advance." (posted 08/04/2014)

Hello, Unfortunately St. Martin is closed, Because of renovation. This is the link where you can find the hours of operation of every Bamberg church: http://kirchbau.de/php/400_kirchendatenbank.php?wunsch=plz_96000_96999&ansicht=vollliste&name=keiner Hope this helps you, Papke Chica family
Answer provided by Maria Chica Campalans on 08/04/2014
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Stephen's Church, left a message on the answering machine, no one was there at that point, but probably 10:00 to 6:00. Michael's Church, 9:00 to 5:00. Martins Church, written notice that during the day normally open 10:00 to 6:00. Our Lady Church, written notice that during the day normally open 10:00 to 6:00. We would be delighted to make a reservation for you. Susanne Lürzel, apartment "melody" Markusstraße 23 in Bamberg
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"I was in Bamberg in 1999. I know it's been a long time. There was a beautiful cathedral that had a large iron gate. Because of the gate, I could never go in. I am wondering if you know what cathedral that was then that was not open to the public. Was it maybe Michaelsberg Abbey? It was not in the center of town. I remember it being up a hill. Thanks." (posted 11/05/2014)

Dear questioner, I like to answer your questions, yes that would be the monastery Michael Berg. Regards Harald Albert
Answer provided by Harald Albert on 11/07/2014
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Probably it was "St. True", a little above the Michel's. The church was closed for a long time for restoration, was eröfnnet again and is already restored. The nave is separated from the entrance by a metal grid. http://www.bamberg-guide.de/bamberg/freizeitundtourismus/artikel_stadt.php?id=36
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"I visited a small Catholic Church near Bamberg recently. There were many miracles performed there. One miracle involved a bishop who had his hip problem healed. Another miracle involved a child who was healed. There are many pilgrimages made to this church, many come on bicycles. There is a place next door to the church where pilgrimages can rest and eat. What is the name of the church and in what village is it located? Thank you!" (posted 07/29/2015)

May be it's Vierzehnheiligen or Gößweinstein. I can not say it Exactly. There are lots of miracles and healings of all kind at "shrines" like this.
Answer provided by Marina Scheinost on 07/30/2015
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Unfortunately, I can not help you. Yours sincerely Harald Albert
Answer provided by Harald Albert on 07/31/2015
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It is here to Vierzehnheiligen near Staffelstein.
Answer provided by Maria Chica Campalans on 08/02/2015
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I know only Vierzehnheiligen,a famous place for pilgramages. But that`s a big church on top of a hill. I fear I cannot help you , I`m sorry ! Best wishes Karin
Answer provided by Karin Kreidl on 07/30/2015
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What are good places to go for shopping?

"While in Bamberg in 2016 I purchased a watch from a small shop near the rathaus. It has a sillouette of the Dom on the watchface. The man at the shop said he had these watches made and that they were not available anywhere else. I would like to try to find the name and address of this shop. I don't have my receipt or anything that tells the name of it. If anyone can give me any info that would help me, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks so much for your time." (posted 02/19/2017)

Hello, it could jeweler Triebel, Lower Bridge 2 in Bamberg be. www.juwelier-triebel.de Hope it fits. Best Wishes Juergen Schraudner
Answer provided by Jürgen Schraudner on 02/20/2017
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It is probably this watch from the Diözesanmuseum.http: //dioezesanmuseum-bamberg.de/publikationen/domuhr
Answer provided by Thomas Gapski on 02/23/2017
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Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?

"Any sporting activites and recommendations in Bamberg to stay active?" (posted 06/04/2014)

1) Walking in all variants, eg here: http://www.vgn.de/ib/site/documents/media/84f4465e-d7d3-6d45-8d27-e04aeb8493b8.pdf/230_Brauereien.pdf. Since you can between even drink a beer and rest. 2) Golf http://www.landkreis-bamberg.de/Tourismus-Freizeit/Aktiv-sein/Golfen 3) Climbing http://www.landkreis-bamberg.de/Tourismus-Freizeit/Aktiv-sein/Klettern 4) Cycling http://www.bamberg.info/radfahren/ 5) Swimming http://www.bamberg.info/sportstadt/
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There are in Bamberg a large indoor swimming pool with 50-meter pool according to the passive house standard, and in the summer of course Freibaeder or within several lakes. In the immediate vicinity of Bamberg (Reichmannsdorf and Leimershof) two major golf courses. Facilities of bicycles to a variety of bike tours (also moegglichkeit by mountain bike) to be completed within. This is also possible to plan as appropriate hiking tours in combination with the web. Due to the S-Bahn connection to the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region quick tram ride in Franconian Lakeland is possible. There are also corresponding water sports possibilities are available. Diving is offered by diving schools. Even tennis is likely not in itself be too big problem. For joggers is the Trainignsroute for the taking place in the two-year rhythm World Heritage Run at your disposal.
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In Bamberg, many sports are possible. For example: hiking, biking, horseback riding, tennis, boating, rock climbing and many more. Maybe also helps the following link. bamberg.bayern-online.de/die-stadt Greetings from Bamberg Edith Rich Home
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  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bamberg
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bamberg

    The Archdiocese of Bamberg (lat. Archidioecesis Bambergensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Bavaria and is one of 27 Roman Catholic dioceses in Germany. About a third[1] (actually 38,1% in 2006) of the population is Catholic. With 15.6% this diocese has one of higher (relative) numbers of worshippers on Sunday in Germany. It comprises the majority of the administrative regions of Upper Franconia and Middle Franconia, as well as a small part of Lower Franconia and the Upper Palatinate. Its seat is Bamberg. The dioceses of Speyer, Eichstätt, and Würzburg are subordinate to it. The Diocese was founded in 1007 out of parts of the dioceses of Eichstätt and Würzburg. In 1817, the diocese was raised to an archdiocese.

    At 1 November 1007 a synod was held in Frankfurt. Eight archbishops and twenty-seven bishops were present at the synod as well as the German King Henry II. Henry II intended to create a new diocese that would aid in the final conquest of paganism in the area around Bamberg. But the territory of the Wends on the upper Main, the Wiesent, and the Aisch had belonged to the Diocese of Würzburg since the organization of the Middle German bishoprics by St. Boniface, so that no new diocese could be erected without the consent of the occupant of that see.

    The bishop of Würzburg raised no objection to parting with some of his territory, especially as the king promised to have Würzburg raised to an archbishopric and to give him an equivalent in Meiningen. The consent of Pope John XVII was obtained for this arrangement, but the elevation of Würzburg to an archbishopric proved impracticable, and its bishop withdrew his consent.

    At the synod Henry obtained permission for the foundation of the diocese of Bamberg from parts of the dioceses of Würzburg and Eichstätt. Bamberg was made directly subordinate to Rome. It was also decided that Eberhard, the king's chancellor, would be ordained by the archbishop of Mainz, Willigis, to be the head of the new border area diocese. The new diocese had expensive gifts at the synod confirmed by documents, in order to place it on a solid foundation. Henry wanted the celebrated monkish rigour and studiousness of the Hildesheim cathedral chapter - Henry himself was educated there - linked together with the churches under his control, including his favourite diocese of Bamberg. The next seven bishops were named by the emperors, after which free canonical election was the rule. Eberhard's immediate successor, Suidger of Morsleben, became pope in 1046 as Clement II. He was the only pope to be interred north of the Alps in the Bamberg Cathedral. In the thirteenth century the diocese gradually became a territorial principality, and its bishops took secular precedence next after the archbishops; Bishop Henry I was the first prince-bishop.

  • Bamberg Cathedral
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    Bamberg Cathedral

    The Bamberg Cathedral (German: Bamberger Dom, official name Bamberger Dom St. Peter und St. Georg) is one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany and has been Bamberg’s most famous landmark since its completion in the 13th century. The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Bamberg. The cathedral is a late Romanesque building with four imposing towers. It was founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, finished in 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012. It was later partially destroyed by fire in 1081. The new cathedral, built by St. Otto of Bamberg, was consecrated in 1111, and in the 13th century received its present late-Romanesque form.

    Of the cathedral's many works of art should be mentioned the magnificent marble tomb of the founder and his wife, the empress Cunigunde, considered the masterpiece of the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, and carved between 1499 and 1513. Another treasure is an equestrian statue known as the Bamberg Horseman. This statue, possibly depicting the Hungarian king Stephen I., dates approximately from 1225 to 1237.

    Hours: April to October 9:30 am-6 pm, November to March 9:30 am-5 pm; during the organ concerts the Cathedral is closed every Saturday from May to October from 11:45am to 12:45pm.

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Eichstätt
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Eichstätt

    The Diocese of Eichstätt is a diocese of the Catholic Church in Bavaria. Its seat is Eichstätt, and it is subordinate to the archbishop of Bamberg. The diocese was erected in 745; from the Middle Ages until 1805, it was a state of the Holy Roman Empire. The current Bishop of Eichstätt is Dr. Gregor Maria Hanke, OSB; formerly the Abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Plankstetten, he was named to the See by Pope Benedict XVI on 14 October 2006, and he was consecrated at the Cathedral of Eichstätt on 2 December 2006. The diocese covers an area of 6,025 km², with 48,9% (as per 31 Dez. 2006) just under half of the population is catholic.

    The diocese was erected by Saint Boniface in 745; it was subordinate to the archbishop of Mainz. By the Bavarian Concordat of 1817, the diocese was reorganized and made subordinate to the archbishop of Bamberg.

  • Steigerwald Nature Park
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    Steigerwald Nature Park

    On 8 March 1988 the Bavarian State Ministry for State Development and the Environment designated an area of 1,280 square kilometres (490 sq mi) in North Bavaria, Germany, as the Steigerwald Nature Park (German: Naturpark Steigerwald). About half the area consists of protected landscapes. The nature park is run by the Steigerwald Tourist Association and Steigerwald Nature Park (Tourismusverband Steigerwald und Naturpark Steigerwald e.V.).

    The landscape is characterised by deciduous and pine forests, ponds and vineyards.

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Speyer
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Speyer

    The Diocese of Speyer (lat. Dioecesis Spirensis) is a diocese of the Catholic Church in Germany. The diocese is located in the South of the Rhineland-Palatinate and comprises also the Saarpfalz district in the east of the Saarland. The bishop's see is in the Palatinate city of Speyer.

    The current bishop is Karl-Heinz Wiesemann. See also Bishop of Speyer for a list of previous bishops. As of 31 December 2006, 44.5% of the population of the diocese was Catholic.

    In a slightly different hierarchic structure it is one of the oldest Dioceses in Germany. A bishop of Speyer was first mentioned in a document in 346. Through grants by the Holy Roman Emperor, the prince-bishops of Speyer established themselves as worldly as well as spiritual rulers. The Diocese of Speyer in its current form was established within the borders of the former Royal Bavarian Rheinkreis (bayrischer Rheinkreis) in 1817 after the secularization and division of the former bishopric in 1803.

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Würzburg
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Würzburg

    The Diocese of Würzburg is a diocese of Catholic Church in Germany. The diocese is located in Lower Franconia, around the city of Würzburg, and the bishop is seated at Würzburg Cathedral. Founded in 743, the diocese lost all temporal power after the Napoleonic wars.

    Please see : Bishopric of Würzburg for more information about the history of the diocese.

  • Steigerwald Nature Park
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    Steigerwald Nature Park

    On 8 March 1988 the Bavarian State Ministry for State Development and the Environment designated an area of 1,280 square kilometres (490 sq mi) in North Bavaria, Germany, as the Steigerwald Nature Park (German: Naturpark Steigerwald).About half the area consists of protected landscapes. The nature park is run by the Steigerwald Tourist Association and Steigerwald Nature Park (Tourismusverband Steigerwald und Naturpark Steigerwald e.V.).

    The landscape is characterised by deciduous and pine forests, ponds and vineyards.

  • Langheim Abbey
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    Langheim Abbey

    Langheim Abbey was a well-known Cistercian monastery in Klosterlangheim, part of the town of Lichtenfels in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, in the Bishopric of Bamberg.

    Monks of Langheim

    This abbey gave to the Catholic Church in Germany many distinguished bishops and also writers. These include the monk Engelrich, who wrote the "Leben der hl. Mathilde, Abtissin von Edelstetten" ("Life of Saint Mechtilde, Abbess of Edelstetten"); and Simon Schreiner of the seventeenth century, who composed a treatise on the Fourteen Holy Helpers and an "Apologia contra Lutheranos". The abbot Mauritius Knauer, a distinguished mathematician and astronomer, published a number of works on the natural sciences and also an ascetical work entitled "Tuba Coeli" (1649–64). The most prolific author was however Joachim Jaeck, who after secularisation published the results of his extensive researches on the history of Bamberg and the surrounding country.

  • Ebrach Abbey
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    Ebrach Abbey

    Ebrach Abbey (Kloster Ebrach) was a Cistercian monastery in Ebrach in Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany. It is located in the Bishopric of Würzburg.

    The abbey, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Nicholas, was founded in 1126 or 1127 by Conrad III of Germany, his consort Gertrude, who at her death in 1146 was buried here, and various Frankish nobles, including Berno and Richwin. It was settled by twelve monks from Morimond Abbey in Burgundy, under the first abbot, Adam of Ebrach. It was dissolved during the secularisation of Bavaria in 1803. The abbey church became the local parish church.

  • Staffelberg
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    Staffelberg

    Staffelberg is a mountain of Bavaria, Germany. It is part of the Franconian Switzerland and one of the most important landmarks in Franconia. First settlements date from the neolithic Stone Age. Romans, Celts and Franconians followed. Nowadays, it is a famous tourists' attraction - not only because of the great view over the Main valley. The Staffelberg is located next to Vierzehnheiligen and the district capitol of Lichtenfels. At the foot of the mountain there is the city Bad Staffelstein. Moreover, the Staffelberg is best suited for hiking, mountain biking or climbing. On the top of the mountain there is, additionally, a little church and a restaurant. The entire hill is protected by environmental laws.

  • Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers
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    Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers

    The Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (also Basilika Vierzehnheiligen) is a church located near the town of Bad Staffelstein near Bamberg, in Bavaria, southern Germany. The late Baroque-Rococo basilica, designed by Balthasar Neumann, was constructed between 1743 and 1772. It is dedicated to the Fourteen Holy Helpers, a group of saints venerated together in the Catholic Church, especially in Germany at the time of the Black Death.

    The Basilica faces the important German river Main in Franconia. It sits on a hillside, and on the hillside opposite is Schloss Banz, a former baroque monastery. Together they are known as the "Goldene Pforte" or golden portal, an entryway to the historic Franconian cities Coburg, Kronach, Kulmbach and Bayreuth.

  • Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg
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    Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg

    Michaelsberg Abbey or Michelsberg Abbey, also St. Michael's Abbey, Bamberg (German: Kloster Michaelsberg or Michelsberg) is a former Benedictine monastery in Bamberg in Bavaria, Germany. After its dissolution in 1803 the buildings were used for the almshouse Vereinigte Katharinen- und Elisabethen-Spital, which is still there as an old people's home. The former abbey church remains in use as the Michaelskirche.

    Abbey

    After the creation of the Bishopric of Bamberg by Emperor Henry II, the first Bishop of Bamberg, Eberhard I, founded the abbey in 1015 as the bishop's private monastery. Accordingly the abbot answered directly to the bishop of Bamberg, and to no-one else. The monks for the new establishment were drawn from Amorbach Abbey and Fulda Abbey.

    The chronicler and author Frutolf of Michelsberg was prior here until his death in 1103. The abbey flourished under Bishop Otto (d. 1139), whose burial in the abbey church and subsequent canonisation in 1189, together with the papal protection granted to the abbey in 1251, was of enormous advantage in increasing the independence of the abbey from the bishops. The award to the abbots of the pontificalia had taken place some time before 1185. The abbey's financial status rested securely upon its great ownership of lands in 441 places in the bishopric.

    In 1435 the abbey came into conflict with the townspeople of Bamberg and was plundered. It also suffered during the German Peasants' War of 1525, the Franconian Margrave War (Markgräflerkrieg) in the 1550s and from an occupation of several years' duration by the Swedish army during the Thirty Years' War. In the 17th and 18th centuries the abbey recovered, and enjoyed a new period of prosperity.

    By the time of the secularisation of Bavaria of 1802 the abbey still owned substantial property in Bamberg itself as well as estates in no fewer than 141 places in the surrounding area. On 30 November 1802 Bavarian troops confiscated the abbey's assets. Valuable books were removed to the library of the Bavarian court, the predecessor of the present Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. The 24 monks then resident were obliged to leave the monastery. The abbey buildings passed into the possession of the city of Bamberg, who by popular request transferred into them the old almshouses from the city centre; these are still located there.

  • Old Town Bamberg UNESCO World Heritage Site
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    Old Town Bamberg UNESCO World Heritage Site

    The Old Town of Bamberg is listed as a World Heritage Site primarily because of its authentic medieval appearance. From the 10th century onwards, this town became an important link with the Slav peoples, especially those of Poland and Pomerania. During its period of greatest prosperity, from the 12th century onwards, the architecture of Bamberg strongly influenced northern Germany and Hungary. In the late 18th century it was the center of the Enlightenment in southern Germany, with eminent philosophers and writers such as Hegel and Hoffmann living there.
  • Altenburg (Bamberg)
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    Altenburg (Bamberg)

    The Altenburg is a castle that sits on the tallest of the seven hills of Bamberg, southern Germany, overlooking the city. It is located in Upper Franconia, a region in the state of Bavaria, and dates back to 1109.

    The first mention of the Altenburg was in 1109, although it is likely that it was built on the spot of an earlier palisade castle.

    It first served as what is known is German as a "Fliehburg". This is a castle that was not regularly inhabited, but served mainly for city defense as a place where local residents could flee to in times of danger.

    In 1251, the Bamberg "Fürstbischöfe," the sovereign bishops of Bamberg, acquired the castle. From 1305 to 1553, it was the residence of the bishops.

    In 1553, during the Second Margrave War, the army of Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, burnt the castle down. Afterward the castle was used as a prison for a while. In 1801, the Bamberg physician Adalbert Friedrich Marcus acquired the decaying castle and restored it from the ground up. The author E. T. A. Hoffmann, who was friends with Marcus, felt so drawn to the castle that he frequently stayed for a long time in one of the wall towers during the years 1808 to 1813.

  • New Residenz and Rose Garden

    New Residenz and Rose Garden

    The New Residenz of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops was begun in 1613. The two wings on the cathedral square were built by Johann Leonhard Dientzenhofer in 1697-1703. The palace has over 40 state rooms featuring stucco-work ceilings, furniture and tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries. Painted on the walls of the Emperor's Hall are 16 larger than life-sized portraits of emperors, the work of Melchior Steidl. The Elector's Rooms, the Prince-Bishop's Apartments and the gallery with Old German and Baroque paintings (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) are of particular interest and there is a fine view from the Rose Garden in the Residenz courtyard.

    Hours: April-September: 9 am-6 pm, October-March: 10 am-4 pm. Open daily.

    Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 3 €.

  • Seehof Palace and Park

    Seehof Palace and Park

    Seehof Palace was built from 1686 as a summer residence for the Bamberg Prince-Bishops from plans by Antonio Petrini. After secularization it fell into disrepair under private ownership, and by the end of the 20th century extensive renovation work was necessary. Most of the palace is today used by the Bavarian State Conservation Office, however the nine state rooms of the restored Prince-Bishops' apartment, including the White Hall with its magnificent ceiling painting by Guiseppe Appiani, are open to the public.

    Among the features reflecting the splendor of the former Rococo garden are the restored cascade with its waterworks and some of the original sandstone sculptures by Ferdinand Tietz.

    Hours: April-October: 9 am-6 pm, closed Mondays. Closed November-March. Waterworks display from May- 7 October daily, 10 am-5 pm every hour on the hour.

    Admission: Adults 3.50 €, Concessions 2.50 €.



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Bamberg Overview

Bamberg is in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz, close to its confluence with the river Main. Bamberg is one of the few cities in Germany that was not destroyed by World War II bombings because of a nearby Artillery Factory that prevented planes from getting near to Bamberg. Bamberg is home to nearly 7,000 foreign nationals, including over 4,100 members of the United States Army and their dependents. The name Bamberg is supposed to have its origin in the House of Babenberg. The whole town of Bamberg is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Walking is best throughout the Altstadt (old city center). The Hauptbahnhof (train station) is less than two kilometers northeast of the Altstadt. Walk or take a bus.

Things to See

The Old Town of Bamberg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage, primarily because of its authentic medieval appearance. The city established a documentation center in 2005 to support World Heritage activities.

  • The Dom contains the intruiging Bamberg Rider sculpture. No one knows for sure who the young royal rider is.
  • The Altes Rathaus is perched in the middle of a bridge above the Regnitz River and is a must-see.

Some of the other main sights are:

  • Cathedral (1237), with the tombs of emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II
  • Alte Hofhaltung, residence of the bishops in the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Neue Residenz, residence of the bishops after the 17th century
  • Old Town Hall (1386), built in the middle of the Regnitz River, accessible by two bridges
  • Klein-Venedig ("Little Venice"), a colony of picturesque fishermen's houses from the 19th century along one side of the river Regnitz.
  • Michaelsberg Abbey, built in the 12th century on one of Bamberg's "Seven Hills"
  • Altenburg, castle, former residence of the bishops

Cathedral

The cathedral is a late Romanesque building with four grand towers. It was founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, finished in 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012. It was later partially destroyed by fire in 1081. The new cathedral, built by Saint Otto of Bamberg, was consecrated in 1111 and in the 13th century received its present late-Romanesque form.

The cathedral is 94 m (310 ft) long, 28 m (92 ft) broad, 26 m (85 ft) high, and the four towers are each about 81 m (270 ft) high. Of its many historic works of art may be mentioned the magnificent marble tomb of the founder and his wife, considered to be the masterpiece of sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider and carved between 1499 and 1513. Another treasure of the cathedral is an equestrian statue known as the Bamberg Horseman (German: Der Bamberger Reiter). This statue, possibly belonging to the emperor Conrad III, most likely dates to approximately 1200. The statue also serves as a symbol of the city.

Neue Residenz

The Neue Residenz (New Palace) (1698-1704) was initially occupied by the prince-bishops, and from 1864 to 1867 by the deposed King Otto of Greece. The magnificent Rosengarten (Rosengarten vacation rentals | Rosengarten travel guide) (Rose Garden) offers excellent views of the city.

The Altenburg (Altenburg vacation rentals | Altenburg travel guide) is located at the highest of Bamberg's seven hills. It was mentioned for the first time in 902 BC. Between 1251 and 1553 it was the residence of Bamberg's bishops. Destroyed in 1553 by Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, it was used, after scanty repairs, only as a prison, and became increasingly decayed.

In 1801 doctor A. F. Marcus bought the castle and completely repaired it. His friend, the famous German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, who was very impressed by the building, lived there for a while. The next owner, Anton von Greifenstein (Greifenstein vacation rentals | Greifenstein travel guide), founded in 1818 an association to save the castle. This society still maintains the whole property today. The Altenburg serves as a high-class restaurant and has a beautiful view.

Other Sights

Other noteworthy churches are the Jakobskirche, an 11th-century Romanesque basilica; the St. Martinskirche; the Marienkirche or Obere Pfarrkirche (1320-1387), which has now been restored to its original pure Gothic style. The Michaelskirche, 12th-century Romanesque (restored), on the Michaelsberg, was formerly the church of the Benedictine Michaelsberg Abbey secularized in 1803 and now contains the Bürgerspital, or almshouse, and the museum and municipal art collections.

Of the bridges connecting the sections of the lower town, a very interesting one is the Obere Brücke, completed in 1455. Halfway across this, on an island, is the Rathaus or City Hall (rebuilt 1744-1756). The royal lyceum, formerly a Jesuit college, contains notable collections and the royal library of over 300,000 volumes. The picturesque Old Palace (Alte Hofhaltung) was built in 1591 on the site of an old residence of the counts of Babenberg. Noteworthy among the monuments of the town is the Maximilian fountain (1880), with statues of Maximilian I of Bavaria, the emperor Henry II and his wife, Conrad III and Saint Otto, bishop of Bamberg.

Things to Do

  • Sandkerwa (site in German) Held over the last weekend in August, Sandkerwa is a six day folk festival that consumes the entire town, with some 300,000 people attending. It is a festival with offerings of beer and food that rivals - even exceeds - the likes of Oktoberfest, and includes local traditions such as "fish jousting".
  • Walk around and simply enjoy.

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More about the History of Bamberg

During the post-Roman centuries of Germanic migration and settlement, the region afterwards included in the Diocese of Bamberg was inhabited for the most part by Slavs. The town, first mentioned in 902, grew up by the castle (Babenberch) which gave its name to the Babenberg family. On their extinction it passed to the Saxon house. The area was Christianized chiefly by the monks of the Benedictine Fulda Abbey, and the land was under the spiritual authority of the Diocese of Würzburg.

In 1007, Henry II, King of the Romans, made Bamberg a family inheritance, the seat of a separate diocese. The emperor's purpose in this was to make the Diocese of Würzburg less unwieldy in size and to give Christianity a firmer footing in the districts of Franconia, east of Bamberg. In 1008, after long negotiations with the Bishops of Würzburg and Eichstätt, who were to cede portions of their dioceses, the boundaries of the new diocese were defined, and Pope John XVIII granted the papal confirmation in the same year. Henry II ordered the building of a new cathedral, which was consecrated May 6, 1012. The church was enriched with gifts from the pope, and Henry II had it dedicated in honor of him. In 1017 Henry II also founded Michaelsberg Abbey on the Michaelsberg ("Mount St. Michael"), near Bamberg, a Benedictine abbey for the training of the clergy. The emperor and his wife Cunigunde gave large temporal possessions to the new diocese, and it received many privileges out of which grew the secular power of the bishop. Pope Benedict VIII during his visit to Bamberg (1020) placed the diocese in direct dependence on the Holy See. For a short time Bamberg was the centre of the Holy Roman Empire. Henry and Cunigunde were both buried in the cathedral.

From the middle of the 13th century onward the bishops were princes of the Empire and ruled Bamberg, overseeing the construction of monumental buildings. In 1248 and 1260 the see obtained large portions of the estates of the Counts of Meran, partly through purchase and partly through the appropriation of extinguished fiefs. The old Bishopric of Bamberg was composed of an unbroken territory extending from Schlüsselfeld in a northeasterly direction to the Franconian Forest, and possessed in addition estates in the Duchies of Carinthia and Salzburg, in the Nordgau (the present Upper Palatinate), in Thuringia, and on the Danube. By the changes resulting from the Reformation, the territory of this see was reduced nearly one half in extent.

The witch trials of the 17th century claimed hundreds of victims, as they did in England, in Bamberg and reached a climax between 1626 and 1631 under the rule of Prince-Bishop Johann Georg II Fuchs von Dornheim. The famous Drudenhaus (witch prison), built in 1627, is no longer standing today; however, detailed accounts of some cases, like that of Johannes Junius, remain.

In 1647, the University of Bamberg was founded as Academia Bambergensis. Bambrzy (Ger. Posen Bambergers) – German Poles are descendants of settlers from the area near Bamberg, who settled in villages around Posen in the years 1719 –1753. In 1759, the possessions and jurisdictions of the diocese situated in Austria were sold to that state. When the secularization of church lands took place (1802) the diocese covered 3,305 km2 (1,276 sq mi) and had a population of 207,000. Bamberg thus lost its independence in 1802, becoming part of Bavaria in 1803.

Bamberg was first connected to the German rail system in 1844, which has been an important part of its infrastructure ever since. After a communist uprising took control over Bavaria in the years following World War I, the state government fled to Bamberg and stayed there for almost two years before the Bavarian capital of Munich was retaken by Freikorps units (see Weimar Republic). The first republican constitution of Bavaria was passed in Bamberg, becoming known as the Bamberger Verfassung (Bamberg Constitution).

In February 1926 Bamberg served as the venue for the famous Bamberg Conference, convened by Adolf Hitler in his attempt to foster unity and to stifle dissent within the young NSDAP. Bamberg was chosen for its location in Upper Franconia, reasonably close to the residences of the members of the dissident northern Nazi faction but still within Bavaria.

In 1973, the town celebrated the 1000th anniversary of its founding.

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Bamberg, located in Bavaria, sits on the Regnitz River and is one of the few cities in Germany that was not destroyed by World War II bombings. The Old Town of Bamberg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, primarily because of its authentic medieval appearance. Bamberg offers many interesting sights, including the Cathedral (1237), a late Romanesque building with four grand towers and with the tombs of emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II; the Alte Hofhaltung, residence of the bishops in the 16th and 17th centuries; the Neue Residenz, residence of the bishops after the 17th century; the Old Town Hall (1386), built in the middle of the Regnitz River; and Klein-Venedig ("Little Venice"), a colony of picturesque fishermen's houses from the 19th century along one side of the Regnitz River.

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