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Bamberg Altstadt

Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 14 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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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This town is a highlight on anyone's tour of Bavaria. The UNESCO listed buildings are well-maintained and offer an unspoiled glimpse of how a German (rich) town will have looked through the last few centuries. In addition to this, the town offers multiple beer-gardens and cafés serving up good food and cold beer. Some of the highlights for me include... More

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Robinson, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Altstadt is exactly what one would dream of when you think of "Old German town". This area is many blocks and miles of nostalgic buildings and older buildings that give Bamberg a special feeling throughout town. Bamberg was not destroyed during WWII, so many of the buildings are in their original form. The area has hills but is very... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
43 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's really just nice to stroll around the streets and pop into little shops. Really enjoyed! Lots of cafés and a market during the day. In the evening it is quite quiet.

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A most enjoyable visit to beautiful Bamberg. We arrived by train from Nuremberg and the trip was well worthwhile. Within walking distance from the Station we visited, the Dome, The Rose Garden and the City Hall. Well worth spending a day to explore.

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Cincinnati, OH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It was a warm Saturday in Bamberg. The place was packed with locals and tourists, enjoying the sun, and some medieval landmark in the old city. We walked through the famous City hall, Dome church & Rose garden. Gelato treats completed our outing. It was a great day with friends.

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The original city of Bamberg (Altstadt) is quite old, with sections dating to the medieval period. It located on the River Regnitz, near its confluence with the Main.More mpportantly though, it was unscathed by the Allied bombings of German cities, thus making it one of the few extant (non-reconstructed) medieval towns in Germany. Some locals account this to the actions... More

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

This is one of Bamburg hidden treasures. It is called Little Venice.. Amazing ice cream and they even have gondola rides.. It's wonderful if you just want to walk around and enjoy the scenery.

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Columbus, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Everything is wonderful. Great shops in the area. I love the antique shops nearby and the view from the bridge (especially during the Festivals) is magnificent...so is the Coburger Bratwurst.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Loved this place!!!! What a great old town with the palaces and the churches!!!! Lots of nice walking here in this picturesque town that escaped WWII pretty much undamaged.

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Howick, South Africa
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10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We booked a guided tour at the Tourism office in town. Very informative 2 hours walk. The lady loved her town and explained all very well. Gave us some good tips on where and what to eat. Inside the Dom she gave a superb explanation.

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