Karmelitenkirche was built in Baroque style by Johann Leonhard Dientzenhofer from 1692 to 1701. In 1589, the Carmelite moved into the monastery built near the church. The Baroque facade of the church is simple. In the monastery you can see a late Romanesque cloister from the 13th century. One thing that you may overlook is the front of the church. Affixed to the wall is a small piece of metal. This was very significant in olden times because this was actually the gauge used for measurement. As usual it was the distance between something like elbow and hand of an important person so it governed how goods were transacted.
Bring lots of film
Though the train station is close to the city center, a backpack is a lot easier to lug there than a suitcase on wheels. Lots of film, Bamberg is one of the most picturesque cities in Germany. A wide angle lens come in handy for taking shots of buildings that otherwise always seem too close.
Beergarden by the river
The "Bootshaus" in Bamberg is a cozy beergarden located in the Luisenpark with a splendid view on the river. They have a small but delicious standard menu, but the main advantage is the idyllic location. The Luisenpark itself is pretty and good for jogging and walking.
The focal point of historical Bamberg is the Domplatz. It is a one of the most amazing town squares you will ever visit. It has the unusual property of sloping at an awkward angle, and is surrounded by a series of stunning historical buildings. First is the 13th century Kaiserdom itself, going clockwise from there is the Alte Residenz, next to that is the Reiche Tor, and behind that is the Alte Hofhaltung, the old 15th century episcopal palace. Across the road from that is the Neue Residenz, the enormous 18th century L-shaped Baroque palace, and behind that are some marvelous views of the city center across the north east.
Der Bamberger Dom
This is probably the most remarkable and notable building in Bamberg. This is a must see when visiting Bamberg. There have been many additions to the original building that was started in the 10th century! More pictures added as I sort through my pictures!