Bamberg Things to Do

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  • 1. 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...

  • 2. 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...

  • 3. 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...

  • 4. 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...

  • 5. 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. Concordia hosts art exhibitions and is open from 11am to...

  • 6. Little Venice

    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...

  • 7. The Karmeliten Kloster

    The Carmelite Cloister dates from the twelfth century. It is dedicated to Saint Theodor. The nuns belonging to that cloister worked as nurses. We were able to take a look inside the church and it was...

  • 8. Grunermarkt

    Grunermarkt has an interesting church – Saint Martin’s. There is also a very attractive Fountain of Neptune here. We sat here for a while and just watched the people passing by and the children...

  • 9. Around the Cathedral

    The area around the cathedral has some wonderful traditional buildings. I loved the old wooden buildings and the strange house with lots of dolls gazing out from its windows. It is well worth taking a...

  • 10. Judenstrasse

    Jewish Street has several attractive buildings. I loved the cat that had found itself a great location for an afternoon nap. This street was obviously once home to Bamberg's Jewish community. It...

  • 11. Bamberg Tourist Office

    Bamberg Tourist Office is helpful and will issue you with brochures and a free map of Bamberg. It is also set next to a very pretty garden filled with roses and statues. We enjoyed taking a...

  • 12. The Old Slaughter House

    The Old Slaughter House is located on Am Kranen. There is an ox carved on the façade. Boat trips on the river leave from near here. This is a very picturesque area. We did not have time to take a boat...

  • 13. The River.

    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...

  • 14. Short trip to Bad Staffelsstein.

    From Bamberg a short trip to Bad Staffelstein by train is worth it. This is a small Bavaria Germany It has the subtitle "Eden on the Upper Main " There...

  • 15. Old Town Hall

    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...

  • 16. Bamburg Dom (Cathedral)

    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...

  • 17. Neue Residenz

    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...

  • 18. Day tripping from Bamberg

    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...

  • 19. Alte Rathaus Frescoes

    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...

  • 20. Alte Rathaus

    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...

  • 21. Abtei St Michael

    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...

  • 22. Neue Residenz

    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...

  • 23. Old Town Hall

    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 requestthough it had a...


    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...


    TO SEE THE FOUNTAIN'S IN OPERATION, BE THERE AT THE CORRECT TIMEThe Fountain's only operate from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, every hour on the hour...From...

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