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Bamberg Altstadt

Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and pleasant place. A lot to visit and to see through the city. Most of the city was accessible by foot :)

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fantastic medieval town layout with buildings to match. Plenty of tours to help you understand the history.

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Parking is readily available nearby. Walk past the town hall and over the bridge. Many outside walls are painted decoratively. Cafes abound. The downtown is not necessarily touristy, with stores used by the people who live here on a daily basis. Worth a walk around before heading back to your car and onto the next town on the Romantic Road.

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sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My third visit to Bamberg this year and certainly the best ever. Walk through the Altstadt in the early morning, up to the cathedral, along the river for miles, enjoy a swim there. Spend some time in the Spezi-Keller overlooking this most beautiful city. If you can, catch a concert by the world famous Symphony orchestra. Hop on a bike... More

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High Wycombe, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful day - or longer - you can have in the old city of Bamberg. A wonderful medieval town, easy to walk around, with so many ancient buildings and churches to see. Take an 80 minute river tour to get a feel of the place as you drift past "Little Venice", stop at some of the many pavement... More

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Skanderborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A perfect spot to take a night or two when travelling from the Northern Europe to the Southern part. The old town is very interesting and don't forget to taste the famous smoked beer from Bamberg. You will either love it or you will hate it. A boat trip on the canal is also recommended. You get a tour through... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A river runs through it! Ancient timbered buildings built OVER the river. Picturesque nooks and crannies everywhere. Spires. Decorative rooftiles. History shouting. My kind of Altstadt.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Be sure to choose a hotel in the Altstadt; otherwise you'll just be walking into the Altstadt anyway, because everything you will want to see is here--a beautifully walkable old city, one of the best and largest preseverd (i.e., unbombed) German cities. Also a very large wooded city park, well worth a morning's or afternoon's walk.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This old city is in my opinion one of the Jewell's of Germany. It was largely untouched by bombing during the war and is a historical treasure. The streets are narrow and everywhere you look there is something of interest. Not a lot of traffic but be aware of push bikes. The can be a little scared. This is a... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We decided to break our trip to Croatia by stopping at Bamberg, primarily due to its UNESCO status. The town is small, very picturesque with a lovely river flowing through the town. Lots of photo opportunities and nice bars and restaurants. Well worth stopping off.

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