Bamberg Travel Guide

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Bamberg Things to Do

  • The Karmelitenkloster

    The Carmelite Cloister dates from the twelfth century. It is dedicated to Saint Theodor. The nuns belonging to that cloister worked as nurses.

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  • Bamberg Old Town Hall

    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...

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  • Saint Michael’s Monastery

    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...

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  • Concordia

    Concordia is a palace on the water. You cannot go inside, but it is quite picturesque. There was a bridge with interesting modern art nearby

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  • The Rose Garden

    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...

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  • Bamberg Cathedral

    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...

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Bamberg Restaurants

  • Smoked Beer - A great local Beer

    Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier is the local beer of Bamberg.It was excellent beer , reminded me a little bit a stout beer.Very tasty , very aromaticI tasted it on Hofbrau restaurant. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier !!!

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  • Nice place in the middle

    After driving so many hours to Bamberg and walking it started raining and i found this nice restaurant.I heard about the local beer so i had to taste it.Beside the beer of course i ordered a good soup.The smoked beer was very good and the onion soup was also great I liked the beer very much !

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  • Pumpkin Pasta, Franconian Style

    This is a cosy bar restaurant right outside the Alte Rathaus, on the Cathedral side of town, with warm lighting and dark, half-timbered walls. When I entered I expected some kind of sausages and sauce kind of place, as it advertised itself as Franconian, but it actually took me a little by surprise. The first thing I noticed was that nearly every...

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Bamberg Nightlife

  • Day or Night.

    Had a meal of 3 sausages and cabbage [ euro 4.80 ] plus beer 0.5L at euro 2 30. This is a private brewery of Privatbrauerei Fassla Bamberg. since 1649. In the same street across the road is another Brahaus but was satisfied with this one. Fass la has a coat of arms of a Dwarf rolling a beer barrel, in their website. The system of payment is each...

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  • Good place to go

    This is the best club I have been to in Bamberg, as I always have fun. Hardly any Americans go there, and drinks are priced reasonably. It's more of a spot for the university students, so there is usually a lot of hot women there. They all know English, so if they say they don't speak it, that means they don't want to talk to you. They have live...

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  • Bar Hopping

    I have spent a lot of time in Germany (off and on for 4 years), and have been to a lot of different cities. Bamberg has some of the best beer in Germany. It is called RauCHbier, and is like bacon in a mug. I guess this is the special beer of Bamberg because I have not seen this beer in any other city. Also breweries can be found all through the...

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Bamberg Transportation

  • Car

    I came to Bamberg with a car,The driving locations were great , the signs inside the city were accurate and there was a parking lot just in front of the old part of the city.

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  • Walking around

    The main touristic part is very small so the best option is to park your car and walk around the area.The main area is called Kleine Venedig or Little Venice and is very nice and beautiful.Just pay attention to use comfortable shoes because the old part of the city has some old pavements,

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  • Shuttle to Altenberg Castle

    There is s shuttle that takes you to and from the caste sitting on top of the hill. In retrospect we may have been better off taking it rather than driving the car since finding the streets to get there and back is a challenge. Price for the shuttle (blue & yellow) is 5 Euro, and it comes and picksup/drops off every 1/2 hour, and/or it waits for 15...

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Bamberg Shopping

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  • Don't Unless you Want Abuse

    The crowds would always deter me before the prices scare me off. The old center on Gruner Markt and Maximilian Platz has a larger number of upscale shops that I expected. They have all you need, want, or feel you could not do without Nothing that costs over $2

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  • Stands Alone

    All of Kaethe Wohlfahrt shops all over Germany are eye catching to say the least. They are amazing to browse and are dressed and displayed with obvious meticulous care and attention to detail. A gift shopper's delight, you might say.So why do I say that Kaethe Wohlfahrt stands alone? Well, in this instance, I was in Bamberg on a rainy Sunday and...

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  • THE CHRISTMAS STORE

    If you love Christmas, you'll love the "Christmas Store" KATHE WOHLFAHRT as it's Christmas here all year long. Everything imaginable can be found here. Christmas Villages - lights - knick knacks - tree decorations - house decorations - etc. There was also one in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, so it is obviously a chain of stores. I popped in to get some...

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Bamberg Local Customs

  • German Shepherds fom Irin Hof in Bamberg

    We took our German shepherds on excursion to Bamberg. Zarina and Zharden fom Irin Hof strolled along the city with us. The people who saw us on excursion loved our dogs very much, asked us about them and wished us a success in Ulm where we were going to take part in the SV BSZS (Shaeferhund Verein Bundessiegerzuchtschau-2009). You can watch my 2...

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  • Warmth while you dine.....

    The weather took a turn for the worse whilst I was in Bamberg and it was really very bleak and cold on one day in particular. Here in Australia during the cold weather, Sidewalk cafes have gas heaters which are turned on to keep the diners warm. In Bamberg (and I guess in other parts of Germany as well) they provide woollen blankets for the cafe...

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  • Easter Customs

    I was in Bamberg on Easter Monday and really liked this local custom: Statues of holy people were "dressed" in an easter outfit with many eggs and flowers. Very cute. Very colourful.

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Bamberg Warnings and Dangers

  • Safe City

    The main touristic area of the city looked very safe to me when i was there but of course like every touristic place i suggest that you will watch you important things , especially money and camera.I didnt see beggars on the streets or drunk people and it was very clean.

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  • BE CAREFUL WALKING!

    Walking in Bamberg....Cobblestone's, so try to wear sensible shoes so that you don't sprain an ankle.I also found around the Cathedral area, that the road isn't clearly marked.All is in grey, and there are stone "canon ball's" for marker's. I was wandering around, gazing up and down, not realizing a road came through the centre, until a car came...

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  • WALKING TO THE CATHEDRAL

    Bamberg is built on hills. There is the "OLD" area that is flat for walking, but if you want to walk and see the other sights, like the Cathedral and the Residence, then it will be quite an uphill hike on cobble stone street's. I liked the walk, because there were interesting home's and sight's on the way, BUT............It is no good for...

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Bamberg Tourist Traps

  • Bamberg

    The touristic place is very small.When i planned my trip i heard about "Kleine Venedig" and i wanted to see the place,I imagined a bigger area so i was a little bit disappointed to see such a small place (especially when i drove 5 hours !) so to my opinion - if you are in the area it is a great place to pass and relax for 2-3 hours but not...

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  • Though not a huge...

    Though not a huge international tourist town, it is a noted one for older Germans and hence there is the requisite pedestrian shopping mall. It's unfortunate that some of the old town is scarred with the ugly intrusions to an otherwise timesless place. Still, side by side with the shops are great old architectural expamples.

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Bamberg What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: Though the train station is close to the city center, a backpack is a lot easier to lug there than a suitcase on wheels.

    Photo Equipment: 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.

    lots to photograph in Bamberg

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Bamberg Off The Beaten Path

  • Veste Coburg Museums

    Inside is a very large armoury museum and an art gallery, as well as glass and china pieces. The armoury has 10,500 pieces; the largest collection in Germany. The Ducal Palace museum takes you through the 20 or so rooms of the royalty, which many have very elaborate wood paneling and sculpted ceilings. The art collection-Kunstsammunlugen includes...

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  • Veste Coburg

    The castle portions date back to 1056 and was a key to the region in 1230 about the time the town was forming below. It was upgraded in the 17th and 19th centuries and blended in very good. The great hall made of decorated inlaid wood is from 1504. The latest added was the half board dwelling house used as apartments for the Duke Carl Eduard of...

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  • Coburg-the town

    This is an absolutely wonderful town that has about 42,000 people. Centered with a platz, it has good churches among other decorative and old buildings. A town was first learned about in 1056, and since then it has been under the Saxon or Thuringian rule, with the Dukes of Coburg ruling the area.it has the St Moritz church, Little Burglass castle,...

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Bamberg Favorites

  • Trabant

    Outside of the five star Bamberger Hof Bellevue hotel were rows and rows of sparkling luxury cars, like huge Beamers, slinky Mercedes coupes and Italian sports cars. Every single one was brand new, and freshly waxed, and as well presented as the well dressed couples that trotted along the sidewalk outside. Every car except one, that is. Wedged in...

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  • Bamberg Card

    The card is probably worth the 9 Euro for a three day pass to get into sites and get free bus rides. The museums to go into are not the major ones, but do include Diocesan Museum at the Dom, Historic museum at Alt Palace, Ludwig haus museum, for a total 6 in total. The card is purchased at information center on Geyersworth St on the island, or at...

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  • Information Center

    This is really to inform you that the information center is located on the island, near the tip and by Geyersworth building, off the street named after that. the center is large and has gooo literature, plans for tours and great guides behind the counters (5-6 of them) to help out, and/or sell Bamberg card or other tickets for sites. The lovely...

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