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Bamberg Altstadt

Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Bamberg
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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Hamburg, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The visit of the old town is a must, a very great heritage of culture, afterwards take the train and have lunch or diner at the Restaurant Alter Bahnhof in Baunach the best Restaurant in this Franken Area.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

When our Viking Cruises tour group arrived in Bamberg’s Alt Stadt on a very hot afternoon last July we found it awash in tourists. There were so many people crowding into the Markplatz that it was difficult to take a reasonably unobscured photo of the Neptune statue. As we wandered the streets there seemed to be nowhere a person could... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Take a walk around, soak the place in. Sample local food and beer - Rauchbier (smoked beer) is particularly good. Carry lots of water, the hills can be quite tiring on a warm day. The cobbled paths and steep hills making cycling around a bit harder, look for good routes!

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Visitors will enjoy a trip to Bamberg it is a colorful quaint city. Altstadt has some amazing photo ops and one of the four major Romanesque Cathedral of the Rhine. We spent the day exploring taking pictures. A summer festival was underway so we elected to overnight. Our trip would have been perfect in all respects, however, in all fairness... More

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Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

don't miss the Ludwig Collection of porcellane. interesting about what is porcelane and how it develped in Europe. and beautiful lifeful and some humourous pieces. Pity that in winter too many places are closed, but still the town was livefull restaurant great and nice coffee shops and beer tavern

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Bamberg is a very nice little town, with a nice Christmas market in December. The walk in the old part of the city was very interesting, with little old houses and very beautiful churches. The city is lively, full of people which I liked very much. In my opinion this is a must visit city in this part of Germany.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We travelled on a day trip from Nuremberg, and were bowled over by Bamberg. It is particularly lovely down by the river. Very pretty Bavarian town, with quite a large Christmas market. Lovely x

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have visited Bamberg 2 times prior to having the privilege of living there for 6 years. The city was spared during WWII and the buildings are beautiful. I never get tired of walking around the Altstadt and enjoying the peaceful city.

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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

An interesting town and worth a few hours wandering the streets and exploring the old town. The cathedral and residence sit on the hill; the former - well another cathedral with a king and queens sarcophagus and a small statue that is "world famous" in Bamberg. (Sorry I'm not really being cynical). The old residence is worth wandering around -... More

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Beautiful old town and beautiful riverside scenery to explore. Very famous cathedral worth a visit. We would definitely go back to spend some more time there.

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