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Bamberg Altstadt

Address: Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Bamberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: From the 10th century onwards, this town became an important link with the Slav peoples, especially...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Savannah, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We loved this place and spent a lot of time enjoying the views and taking pictures of it. It was so beautiful!

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've been there early December and enjoyed the great Christmas market. Nice pedestrian roads, some beautiful churches and nice atmosphere.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Bamberg's town centre is a mixture of a small historic centre and surrounding modern shops. It's very pleasant to explore but does lack the atmosphere of more complete medieval towns. The town hall impressively straddles the river atop 2 bridges, and a short walk away are a cathedral and small collection of picturesque riverside houses dubbed "Little Venice", so there... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

this was a day trip with leger holidays to the Christmas markets. The old town was lovely little narrow streets and old houses with old fashion shutters Well worth the trip. Christmas market was very nice and large the people friendly

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Rustington, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Christmas market large and had good quality stalls. Nativity trail had some excellent cribs, but a few venues did not have the number described in the Tourist Board brochure. Old Town buildings were charming and local people very friendly and helpful

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The old town is an amazing web of narrow streets and tight corners full of spectacular half timbered houses, fascinating shops, many selling high quality antiques, cosy pubs and cathedral - sized churches. We loved wandering round even in the December rain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a lovely place well worth a visit had a brilliant time and the urbock is to die for you just got to go to the river at night its great

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

All too often we tend to focus more on the buildings and less on the people who comprise a world heritage site..... Yes, of course, I was favorably impressed with Bambergs beautiful architecture and setting of the Altstadt...but equally so it's people. Spend more time than one day running from one historic building to the next and you will see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very well preserved and love that they included so much of the town to keep. Just adorable and a great fun atmosphere during xmas market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a very charming town, so if you are planning to travel through this area, be sure to give yourself a few hours to explore Bamberg. By far the best sight is the cathedral. However, the town itself is a great place to enjoy

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