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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The old town is an amazing web of narrow streets and tight corners full of spectacular half timbered houses, fascinating shops, many selling high quality antiques, cosy pubs and cathedral - sized churches. We loved wandering round even in the December rain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a lovely place well worth a visit had a brilliant time and the urbock is to die for you just got to go to the river at night its great

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

All too often we tend to focus more on the buildings and less on the people who comprise a world heritage site..... Yes, of course, I was favorably impressed with Bambergs beautiful architecture and setting of the Altstadt...but equally so it's people. Spend more time than one day running from one historic building to the next and you will see... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very well preserved and love that they included so much of the town to keep. Just adorable and a great fun atmosphere during xmas market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a very charming town, so if you are planning to travel through this area, be sure to give yourself a few hours to explore Bamberg. By far the best sight is the cathedral. However, the town itself is a great place to enjoy

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Glen Waverley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have been based at Nurnberg and visited Bamberg, Bayreuth and Rothenberg, and Rothenberg has been our pick. That is not to take away from the sights in and around Bamberg. Our highlights here included Alters Rathaus, Michaelsberg and Altenberg, although the last is well outside the old town. Just enjoy meandering around the old town and the changing vistas.... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Worth a visit--the town is great. Downside is a lot of people seem to agree and it is swarmed with tourists and tour groups, especially on weekends.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Loved: the river winding through the town with pedestrian bridges, houses right on the water; the narrow winding streets, the lovely houses - from baroque to traditional German - the fabulous cathedral that faces 2 ways and houses glorious statues and paintings, including the Bamberger Rider - the only known statue in a cathedral on horseback. Unique, very impressive. It... More 

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

2.400 buildings are listed in Bamberg, explaining why it joined Unesco World Heritage in 1993. The Altstadt (Old City) was built on 7 hills, copying Rome itself. The city has the shape of a Latin Cross. Palaces, mansions, churches and innumerable buildings create its special character. The Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) with exceptional murals by Johann Anwander (1755) is... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The city where von Stauffenberg was from - he led a coup against Hitler-Great antique shops-want to return to finish seeing the town.

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