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Address: Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Description: From the 10th century onwards, this town became an important link with the...
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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I lived in Bamberg for three months in the winter a year ago. I really liked it there in the Winter. During Weihnachtsmarkt it is a lot of fun in particular. And while there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Bamberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I lived in Bamberg for three months in the winter a year ago. I really liked it there in the Winter. During Weihnachtsmarkt it is a lot of fun in particular. And while there are lots of people, it is not oppressive like the one in Nürnberg. It is not as large either, of course. This was my first visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ease of seeing so much in such a relatively small area. Even in the shoulder season it was crowded so choose your time to visit carefully.

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Greensburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There's a reason it's a world heritage site. Beautiful place that retains all its old world charm. Luckily we came at a time it wasn't over run with tourists. I recommend staying overnight, and strolling around after all the buses have gone.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Visiting the old city of Bamberg was a photographers delight as this city was not destroyed in WW2 and remains intact as it was many centuries ago. If you are a beer drinker then this is also the city for you as there are ten independent breweries producing over 30 different ales. If you're game try the Rauchbier beer which... More 

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Weilheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A beautiful old town that you can easily lose yourself wandering around in. Should be a "must see" for any visitor to Bavaria, despite the tourists.

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newton, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous ! You will love everything about this town. You feel as you we back in time ! I spent two nights there. I wish I stayed for three nights. Next year I will return and stay for three nights !

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

On my trip to Germany, I tried to see as many UNESCO sites as I could. Some of the sites were interesting, but I couldn't understand the excitement. Bamberg was amazing. Walking through the medieval town was an experience not to be missed. This site deserve's its UNESCO designation 100 times over.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This alstadt is possibly the most beautiful one in germany and even Europe. The architecture and food options are simply overwhelming and one must spend a weekend here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Having been here four years ago I was pleased to return since there are so many wonderful buildings. It is a good town for walking and there are plenty of shops and cafes in addition to Green Market. Highlights include the Old Rathaus, the Bishop's Palace, Little Venice and the Cathedral where Pope Clement II was buried in 1047.Tests of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Bamberg´s “Altstadt” is a lovely and interesting place to walk through; or to sit and eat/drink at its many restaurants and cafés. Many of the buildings do in fact date back to medieval times. The “Altstadt” has many modern shops and buildings which seem to – even in a less subtle way, compliment the older ones. The marketplace has a... More 

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