Festivals In Bamberg
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Festivals In Bamberg
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If you enjoy partaking in festivals while on vacation, Bamberg (Bamberg vacation rentals | Bamberg travel guide), Germany is a town you will certainly enjoy visiting. The festivals in Bamberg are world-renowned, with events taking place there throughout the year. For example, during the summer there are street festivals taking place on just about every weekend somewhere in the city.
Bamberg did not experience the ravaging effects that so many other cities in Germany suffered during World War II. It is well known for its ecclesiastical roots, medieval architecture and famous breweries. Here are some of the well-established and interesting festivals to enjoy while visiting Bamberg.
In June the impressive open-air theater festival is held in the Alte Hofhaltung palace's courtyard. The Alte Hofhaltung was home for the bishops during the 16th and 17th centuries. It provides a stunning backdrop for the festival and plays that are performed there.
Street Magician Festival
In the middle of July an open-air three day magic festival takes place in Gruner Market. The entire city is transformed into one gigantic magical stage, with 25 performance areas located across the city. More than one hundred street artists hailing from 14 different countries performed at the latest street magician festival.
The festival was originally a religious one. However, it is currently the most famous of all beer festivals in Bamberg as well as the entire Franconian region of Germany. The event still celebrates the consecration of St. Elisabeth church and is held in August over the course of five days in the Sand District. All combined, it is a beer event, street festival and fair which features fireworks, live music and its famous fisherman's joust.
Antique and Flea Market
During the month of August, the whole old town (Altstadt) area is transformed into a gigantic antique and flea market. Bamberg is well known for their plentiful antique shops, making this a great place to shop for treasures.
Bamberg Christmas Market
Bamberg's famous Christmas Market is held in December, with festivities taking place in four different parts of the city. A traditional Christmas market takes place at Maxplatz Square and features a huge nativity scene. At Goyersworth Place there is a medieval Christmas market with a full slate of medieval events. In the Sand District there is the Advent Market and in Jakobsplatz Square the Christmas market features arts and crafts. The popular Nativity Scenes Route links together approximately 40 different public buildings, museums and churches into a festive holiday atmosphere. It is certainly a highlight among the festivals in Bamberg that take place each year.
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