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Bamberg Altstadt

Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Bamberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: From the 10th century onwards, this town became an important link with the Slav peoples, especially those of Poland and Pomerania. During its period... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

2.400 buildings are listed in Bamberg, explaining why it joined Unesco World Heritage in 1993. The Altstadt (Old City) was built on 7 hills, copying Rome itself. The city has the shape of a Latin Cross. Palaces, mansions, churches and innumerable buildings create its special character. The Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) with exceptional murals by Johann Anwander (1755) is... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The city where von Stauffenberg was from - he led a coup against Hitler-Great antique shops-want to return to finish seeing the town.

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Bamberg, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I am an exchange student in Bamberg, so the first thing I did here when I first came was city tour. So bamberg is really beautiful city!!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Really enjoyed walking the streets of Bamberg. Gladly this town was spared from the WW2 bombings and the historic buildings have been carefully maintained. The Old Town Hall was built in the middle of the Regnitz River, accessible by two bridges. You can take fantastic postcard pictures of this building by finding your way down to the next bridge and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This town is just so beautiful, all the buildings are a little wonky, it was amazing to see how far they leaned. The altstadt is certainly very picturesque between the two rivers. We certainly enjoyed our time in this town. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The most beautiful little town. Apricot brandy is produced at this little town. Wine is also produced with vines growing all the way to the castle ruins. Lots of little shops along cobblestone roads certainly a place to wander and find little treasures

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful and nicely decorated. The town hall was located straddling the river Regnitz. The town hall had a display of porcelain figurines inside but I wasn't interested and didn't go inside.

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This town is absolutely beautiful. Take a few leisurely hours to wander around and enjoy the architecture. It is busy but a great atmosphere. Do try the smoke flavoured beer, I was not a fan but you have to try it.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

One can easily spend a day walking around the sites of this lovely town/city. There will be quite a few tourists but don't let that put you off. One of the highlights is the old city hall next to the river. Beautiful. Then there's the old court, the cathedral, the new residence with its rose garden. The list goes on.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Lying between two rivers, Bamberg is full of charm and history. Nice place to explore and stroll around. The Rathaus is interesting. Very pretty window box gardens everywhere you look.

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