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    The River.

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 21, 2015

    The river and canal are fast flowing with sluice gates.Staffelstein was first mentioned in history around the year 800 AD. It received town staus in 1130 and the title "Bad" in 2001. Grew after the railway arrived in 1846.

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    Short trip to Bad Staffelsstein.

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 21, 2015

    From Bamberg a short trip to Bad Staffelstein by train is worth it. This is a small town.in Bavaria Germany It has the subtitle "Eden on the Upper Main " There is a Basilica and is known has a Thermal Salt Spa Was given the name Bad in 2001.

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    Old Town Hall

    by alectrevor Updated Sep 20, 2015

    The old town hall is built on an island of the river,has impressive frescos.The old town hall is a curiosity, According to legend the Bishop of Bamberg did not grant land for town hall so the citizens rammed stakes into the river Regnitz to form an island to build the town hall.on.

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    Bamburg Dom (Cathedral)

    by Kate-Me Updated Jun 3, 2015

    This Cathedral contains the side by side tombs (in the Cathedral itself, not down in the Crypt) of Emperor Heinrich II and his wife Cunigunde. Heinrich II established a Bishropic here in 1007. It was amazing to see such an ancient intact site.

    Also we saw the famous Bamburg Rider, which is a horse and nobleman rider statue dating from 1225.
    Pope Clement II (died 1047) is also buried in the Cathedral.

    The Dom itself was consecrated in 1237.

    Emperor Heinrich II and Cunigonde tombs The Bamburg Rider, 1225
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    Neue Residenz

    by Kate-Me Written Jun 3, 2015

    We saw some of the outside of the Neue Residenz (17th century Palace) adjacent to the Dom, with its large beautiful rose garden (Rosengarten). The stone wall edge of the garden was also an excellent photo vantage point for excellent shots and views down over Bamburg city below,

    outside the Neue Residenz Rosegarten view from the edge of the Rosegarten
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    Bamberg Old Town Hall

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 28, 2014

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    Bamberg Old Town Hall is one of the most famous buildings in Bamberg. It is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Regnitz River. This island was built by the local people because the bishop in charge of Bamberg would not allow them to build a town hall on Episcopal land. The Rottmeister home is attached to the town hall. The town hall is covered with frescoes. There are lovely views up and down the river from here towards several of Bamberg’s bridges.

    The town hall dates from 1462.

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    Saint Michael’s Monastery

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 27, 2014

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    This building is located on a hilltop. There are wonderful views from here towards the cathedral, Bamberg’s Castle and across Bamberg’s vineyards.

    St Michael’s Monastery was built in 1015 by Henrich I. Over the years it has been damaged by earthquakes and uprisings. It has been beautifully restored. There are charming gardens around it and several interesting statues. Across from the front of the monastery there is a brewery museum. The monks of St Michael’s began brewing beer in the 1100s.

    Saint Michael?s Monastery View from Saint Michael?s Monastery Saint Michael?s Monastery Saint Michael?s Monastery View from Saint Michael?s Monastery
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    The Rose Garden

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 14, 2014

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    Near the cathedral there is a stunningly lovely rose garden with excellent views towards St Michael’s Monastery. There are also good views over Bamberg. The garden was filled with beautiful roses in many beautiful colours. There were also lots of statues of Ancient Greek gods and goddesses. These were created by Ferdinand Tietz in 1760.

    The rose gardens themselves were created by Balthasar Neumann.

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    Bamberg Cathedral

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 14, 2014

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    Bamberg Cathedral is called the Cathedral of St Peter’s and St George’s. It was built in 1002 in the reign of Emperor Heinrich 1. The cathedral has been burnt down and rebuilt.

    Heinrich I’s tomb is inside the cathedral. The most famous feature though is a sculpture called the Bamberg Rider – an equestrian sculpture. Underneath it is a carving which I think is of a green man – an ancient fertility symbol.

    The cathedral is extremely beautiful and well worth a visit.

    When we were visiting the cathedral there was a bikers’ service going on outside. The domplatz was filled with motorbikes.

    The Rider Dom Platz Cathedral Door Stations of the Cross Stations of the Cross
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    Little Venice

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 14, 2014

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    From the bridge near the town hall you can see Little Venice. This is an area of pretty fishermen’s houses. They look beautiful from Bamberg’s bridges, but if you walk to them you can only view them from the back. There is no walk way at the front.

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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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