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Address: Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Description: From the 10th century onwards, this town became an important link with the...
From the 10th century onwards, this town became an important link with the Slav peoples, especially those of Poland and Pomerania. During its period of greatest prosperity, from the 12th century onwards, the architecture of Bamberg strongly influenced northern Germany and Hungary. In the late 18th century it was the centre of the Enlightenment in southern Germany, with eminent philosophers and writers such as Hegel and Hoffmann living there.
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We did a day visit to the town and this was one of the highlights. To get the classical photos you need to walk through the gate , turn left down towards a little wooden bridge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did a day visit to the town and this was one of the highlights. To get the classical photos you need to walk through the gate , turn left down towards a little wooden bridge. You can the return back the some way to continue through the town although once past the Alstadt, it is mainly shops and stores... More 

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Hunter Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ba berg is one of the most beautiful cities you can visit. A World a Heritage Site as a town... This building wa placed on oak staves driven into a sandbank in the middle of the river. The reason? Feuding princes controlled the river banks but the king owned the river. Cute?!.... This place is the centre of this amazing... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of my absolute favourite towns in Germany, it has every thing you could possibly want from a small German town, beer kellars on the river, in the forest, a lovely old city, great food, festivals....the list goes one....could live here :)

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was fantastic to get to see a little piece of German history in Bamberg. The entire city is so rich in culture and beauty that it is easy to get swept up in it all.

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to Bamberg many times and it never disappoints with my most recent visit being last weekend As Bamberg thankfully only suffered 7% damage in WWII it is one of the few large well preserved larger towns in Germany. For that alone it is well worth visiting as its a reminder as what many of its towns would... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Tourist usualy starts the tour either around the Cathedral or at the Old Town area nearby the town hall. As I used to live there as a local, I see things differently. As soon as I live somewhere else, I know what a treasure the old town area of Bamberg is. Dont miss the Bridge over the river and the... More 

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Bavaria, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You will notice many differences once you visit rothenburg and why rothenburg is more famous among tourists but not bamberg which is a unesco world heritage site. Consider yourself privileged to visit here :) and enjoy your time as i did. Prepare to spend about 2-3 hours here wandering about. I thought i should make a list of all the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Spent about 4 hours here had a tour but frankly it was just terrific wandering around this little town. The Town Hall/ Rathaus built on the river is a must, wander around in that area. We went up to the cathedral which had good views and rose garden. Not top of my list I would have rather stayed in the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

About as picture-perfect as you could hope. Wonderful to potter around at night, all very close together.

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Charlottesville VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed within walking distance of the town and used one of the pedestrian bridges to cross the river from the Schloss up on the hillside. We were there midweek in early June and loved the fact that we could take care of business in the Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom stores, browse the in-season Spargel (white aspargus) overflowing the farmers... More 

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Address: Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg

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