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Bamberg Altstadt

Address: Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 37 things to do 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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Kawana, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went for a guided tour through the town, and learned quite a few things we didn't expect. Very worthwhile! It's a charming old town, with most historic buildings preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Bamberg is an attractive small town and Altstadt is charming, romantic and quiet at night. It is within 15min walk from railway station. Suggest to stay 1 to 2 days at Bamberg to experience its atmosphere.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Took a lovely tour of the town as part of our Christmas River cruise. We arrived early on a crisp Sunday morning which meant very little was open in town. Our guide provided valuable information though our headsets during our walk-about of town and at all attractions we visited. We were trilled to observe a single "whitewater canoeist" practicing his... More 

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Salisbury, England
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Arrived by train and walk to aldstadt seems a while before buildings get interesting ( unlike Nuremberg )area around the water is pretty but expected it to be nicer. Little Venice - a row of houses on the water is pretty but spoilt by parked cruise boats. The nicest area is around the Dom. Quite bust with tourists even on... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had some problems while getting here by train form Munchen due to not wonderful german , but when I eventually went out of the railway station, this small and quite town immediately got my attention.I was fascinated by everything I saw there and felt like by help of my perosnal timemachine I appeared in the Miedeval.

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You cannot travel through Bavaria without seeing Bamberg. Unfortunately, we were only there for 24 hours but I intend correcting that on our next visit. The waterways throughout the town are so picturesque and the little cobbled streets as they were in the Middle Ages. There are so many little outdoor eateries ( in the summer season) and some wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Bamberg is a very beautiful, medieval city with many historical buildings and roads, bridges and an ideal setting for romantic people at Christmas, seeking rest for two. Don't miss Hotel Messerschmidt with some nights and dinners; testing the wine in an original wine cellar.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Bamberg's Altstadt was surprisingly untouched by war. Experience many different styles of architecture blended together to create an eclectic mix in Bavaria. There are many photo opportunities everywhere you look. If you are driving, I would suggest you park in the carpark near the visitor center. This is a great starting point. You can get a town map in English... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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