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    Bamberg Cathedral

    by ophiro Written Mar 8, 2014
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    The official name of the The Bamberg Cathedral or Bamberger Dom is Bamberger Dom
    St. Peter und St. Georg.
    The beautiful cathedral was built in Romanesque style in 1002 but got the current form only on the 13rd century.

    There are four 81m height towers while the cathedral itself is 26m high and 94m long.

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    Kleine Venedig

    by ophiro Written Mar 8, 2014
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    Kleine Venedig or little Venice is the name of the middle part of the city , where you can travel on small canals over Regnitz river , see some beautiful old medieval houses,
    The area is very small so you don't have to walk a lot to see the surroundings.

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    Old Town Hall

    by ophiro Updated Mar 8, 2014

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    The old Town hall of Bamberg (Alte Rathaus) is a beautiful building that was built in 1467.
    The town hall is located over Regnitz River over an artificial island.
    The building is very beautiful , if you stand on the bridge in front of the building you can take some beautiful pictures.

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    Day tripping from Bamberg

    by Maryimelda Written Jun 25, 2013

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    Bamberg is a great hub for daytripping. Munich is only two hours away by train and Nueremberg is less than an hour. The options go on and on. Trains are very regular and remember if you travel on regional trains you can use the Bayern ticket which will get you and your family (up to 5 people) to any towns within Bavaria for around 30 Euro. The ticket can be used from 9am to 3am on weekdays and for extended hours on weekends.

    Other options are Wuerzburg (less than an hour) and Regensburg (less than two hours).

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    Alte Rathaus Frescoes

    by Maryimelda Written Jun 25, 2013

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    The frescoes on the Alte Rathaus are really quite stunning. They are the creation of one Johann Anwander a German fresco and Rococco painter of some note.

    The frescoes were painted in 1755 when Anwander was aged 40 years. He died in 1770.

    When I think that these works are more than a quarter of a century old, I can't help but wonder how they are in such good condition considering their exposure to the elements. I can only assume that they have been touched up from time to time maybe. Or perhaps not?

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    Alte Rathaus

    by antistar Updated Jun 6, 2013

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    Alte Rathaus, Bamberg

    The amazing Old Town Hall (Alte Rathaus) sits in the middle of the River Regnitz, between the Obere and Untere Brucken. Pushing brazenly into the onrushing waters of the river's weir, the oldest part of the Rathaus juts out precariously over the water's edge. The 15th century half-timbered building falls all the way down the side of the bridge almost into the river itself. Hovering over the two bridges is the newer part of the Town Hall, built in the 18th century in a garish Baroque style. The colourful frescoes on the sides of the building are just fantastic, and make this one of the most unusual and most picturesque town halls in all of Germany, if not Europe. For me this sight alone makes Bamberg unmissable.

    Inside is the Sammlung Ludwig museum.

    Opening Times (museum)

    Tue - Sun 9.30 - 16.30

    Entry = 3,10 €

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    Abtei St Michael

    by antistar Updated Jun 6, 2013

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    Abtei St Michael, Bamberg

    This eleventh century Benedictine monastery sits on top of one of the highest of the seven hills overlooking the city. The modern monastery was largely rebuilt after fire damage in 1610, and thus combines the architectural styles of the original Romanesque with the later, slightly less inspiring, Gothic. The monastery looks its best when viewed from the banks of the River Regnitz, by the Alte Rathaus, perched high up on a hill. The monastery itself offers fantastic views over the town.

    In the cellars of the front courtyard you can also find the Frankisches Brauereimuseum, which shows off the fine history of Bamberg's brewing industry, from the time of the monk's first beers to the modern day.

    Opening times (for the museum)

    From April to the end of October

    Wed to Sun from 13.00 to 17.00

    Entry = 2 Euros (Adults) 1 Euro (Students/Children)

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    Neue Residenz

    by antistar Updated Jun 6, 2013

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    Neues Residenz, Bamberg

    On the other side of Domplatz from the old palace is the unmissable Neue Residenz: a huge Baroque palace built between 1697 and 1703 for the Bishop Prince Lothar Franz, by the architect Leonhard Dientzenhofer. The building itself can be wandered around and contains, along with the princely bedrooms, the Kaisersaal concert hall, Chinesische Kabinette, Staatsgalerie, Staatsbibliothek, and the Rosengarten with its fantastic views of St Michael's Abbey on the hill.

    Opening Times

    April - September

    Daily 9.00 - 18.00
    Thursdays until 20.00

    October - March

    Daily 9.00 - 16.00
    Closed on 24th, 25th and 31st December, 1st January and Shrove Tuesday.

    Entry = 3€ for adults

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    Old Town Hall

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 23, 2013

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    The Rathaus or the Old Town Hall is the famous landmark of Bamberg. It was rebuilt by J. M. Küchel in 1744-1756.

    Deleted text on Barbara’s request
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    http://www.bamberg.info/en/poi/old_town_hall-4656/

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    SEEHOF PALACE GARDEN'S

    by balhannah Updated Dec 23, 2011

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    Really, I didn't think much of the garden's at all!

    The Prince Bishop of Bamberg in 1693, designated an area of 21 ha of land, with adjacent lakes and forests to be made into gardens. I did see the Lake's!
    The hill was reshaped into terraces and the gardens divided into six large sections which is how it is today.
    Originally, there were 400 sculpture's in the garden , but today, not many left. This was all that I thought was interesting!~

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    SEEHOF PALACE FOUNTAIN'S

    by balhannah Written Dec 23, 2011

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    TO SEE THE FOUNTAIN'S IN OPERATION, BE THERE AT THE CORRECT TIME

    The Fountain's only operate from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, every hour on the hour...
    From May to October.

    We didn't see them in operation, which was a shame, even so, the Fountain is beautiful to look at on its own.
    The Fountain's could be easily missed, as they are located away from the main body of the Palace, and over a hill, so if you haven't found them, keep walking! Where they are located are three Lake's.

    In 1760, construction began on building them, including building underground sewer's for a water supply to the Fountain.
    The Fountain itself is large, with sculpture's of Hercule's and twelve other figure's. Having a close look, I can tell you there are some very unusual figure's and ugly face's!

    My view was of the Fountain and then the Palace, just imagine what a view the Palace occupant's would have of this beautiful fountain, viewing it from their window's.

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    VISIT SEEHOF PALACE

    by balhannah Updated Dec 23, 2011

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    We had a Car, so it was easy to come here, but even if you don't have a Car, there are several Buse's from Bamberg.
    The Palace is just 5kms from Bamberg.

    On arrival at the Palace, we parked our car in the FREE car park, and then walked through the entry gate into the garden.
    The Palace is an impressive building painted in gold and white, and has four big Dome's where there are balconies.
    Seehof Palace was built around 1686, as a summer residence for the Bamberg Prince-Bishops.
    It had been in disrepair for a long time, until the end of the 20th century, when renovation's took place.
    Most of the palace is used by the Bavarian State Conservation Office.

    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.
    We decided not to go inside, as it was by tour, so we had a look around the outside of the Palace and the gardens instead.
    THIS IS FREE!

    OPEN....April-October: 9 am-6 pm ....open daily ....closed November-March

    ADMISSION IN 2011.....Adults 4.00 euros >
    Buy a Combination ticket for Seehof Palace and the New Residenz in Bamberg for Adult's 7.00 euro.

    GUIDED TOURS take approx 35mins.

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    KLOSTER ST. MICHAEL

    by balhannah Updated Dec 23, 2011

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    St. Michael's Monastery, is an impressive building that stands on the highest hill in Bamberg.

    We have Emperor Heinrich II. to thank for founding this former Benedictine monastery of St. Michael, in 1015.
    Tragedy struck this Monastery in 1117, when the first church was destroyed by an earthquake. Bishop Otto then had a romanesque house of worship constructed, with only minor changes being made to the mediaeval monastery's appearance.
    Fire, in 1610, and the church had to be rebuilt in a neo-gothic style. It was in the 18th century, the Church was styled in Baroque.

    Of interest in this Church, is the tomb of Bishop Otto of Bamberg which dates from 1443.
    There is a hole in the middle of the tomb which is just big enough for a person to crawl through. Visitors to the church like to crawl through the hole, because it is said that it helps people who have backache.

    Photo on this website....

    http://www.bamberg-guide.de/bamberg/freizeitundtourismus/artikel_stadt.php?id=6

    It really is worth seeing!

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    GEYERSWORTH BRIDGE & MILL'S

    by balhannah Written Dec 23, 2011

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    Old mill area

    Walking a little further along the River from the Old Town Hall, I came across the Geyerswörth bridge.
    From here, I looked back to the Old City Hall, the other side to the preserved mills of Bamberg.
    Only the lower and upper mills have been preserved. Date's mentioned for these Mill's go back to 973. In later times, the mills were used to generate electricity or as grinding mills. .

    Today, the old mills are used as small hydropower plants, residences, dormitories, hotels and restaurants

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    ROTTMEISTERHAUS ~ 2

    by balhannah Updated Dec 23, 2011

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    The other part of the "Old town hall,' is the Rottmeisterhaus.

    This pretty, half-timbered building, is balanced on one of the Bridge's pontoon's, and it looks like it could be washed away in a flood!
    It was built in 1688 and in the middle of the River Regnitz, to be the divider between the Bishop's city and the citizens' city.
    At one stage, it was used by the gang leaders of the early "police forces" as an accommodation place.

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