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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Like many other European cities Bamberg is crowded with bikes but nonetheless it is a lovely city just to wander around. Beautiful gardens and window boxes everywhere. Be sure to sample the smoke-flavored beer (which I personally thought was terrible and tasted like an ashtray but others loved it). Wonderful small restaurants and pubs everywhere.

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Forest Row, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Bamberg old town lies between two rivers, and you shouldn't miss the delightful riverside walks, which lead you quickly in and out of the bustling city centre and are perfect locations for a picnic or a peaceful stroll. The town itself is best explored on foot (there is adequate underground parking right in the city centre, but you also leave... More

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Bitburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The location of the Rathaus over the river is impressive enough, but the mural on the far side has a foot sticking out in the manner of some Italian ceiling paintings. There are always singers or musicians entertaining near the Rathaus, so it is truly a feast for the senses.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this unesco site has been spared the destruction of the wars and as such is still a great historical town to explore on foot. oozing with history and some interesting architecture while maintaining a fairly modern climate due to the university in the heart of the old town, i found this town to be one of the best to visit... More

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's one of the most beautiful city I've been to! Especially in summer. Don't forget to eat ice cream on the bridge :)

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Leimen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the largest midieval old towns in Germany, Bamberg, UNESCO world cultural heritage is also nicknamed the "franconian Rome", because it lies on 7 hills, it's strong catholic backgruond, manifested in the many churches in town, including the romanesque cathedral. The main attractions aside from the cathedral are, the baroque town hall located on a bridge over the river... More

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