Bambeg has a very long Catholic history, and the cathedral was first built during the 10th century. Although not particularly impressive from the outside as it was originally designed by a local stonemason, the interior is an outstanding example of Romanesque architecture.
It is easy to miss some of the most impressive aspects such as the vaults which are the remnants of the original 10th century church, and some of the side alters which were carved but the most famoust craftsmen of their times.
Of course there is the Bamberg Rider, the famous freestanding statue of a horseman and the impressive tomb of Emperor St. Heinrich II and St. Kunigunde his emperess which was carved by Tilmann and is supposed to have taken 15 years to complete.
Like all Catholic Churches they have recently imposed some modern elements into the alters and naves to try to be more "timely", but fortunately this does not detract too much.
A beautiful sacred space with a long and interesting history.
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