Bamberg Altstadt

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Bamberg Altstadt
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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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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
One of the most beautiful cities I have visited in Germany and believe me, I've visited many. For me a must see. Of course you can see everything in around 2 hours but the atmosphere was so good that it makes you want to stay longer. Colorful old houses very well maintained and the bridges are special. Many places to eat however most of them with expensive prices due to the city being touristy. Still a must!
Written July 26, 2021
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Brianna B
Wereham, UK35 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
My family traveled to Germany this Christmas season to enjoy the beautiful Christmas markets, and visited Nuremberg, Bamberg and Rothenburg. Bamberg is such a beautiful and quaint place, I wish I had more time to spend there. Canals flow through the city with beautiful bridges and architecture everywhere you can see. The Christmas market was not over crowded, which allowed us to relax and stroll through the markets at our leisure, taking in the sights. We samples bratwurst at each Christmas market and the bratwurst in Bamberg was our absolute favourite, it was delicious with soft warm bread. I highly recommend visiting Bamberg in any season!
Written January 1, 2020
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany2,118 contributions
Aug 2021
We had made a short detour to stop off her briefly on our way from Ulm to Dresden. Essentially we followed our noses though the streets in the general direction of what we believed to be the Altstadt. We were lucky and found it - the quaint houses and the bridges over the river(s). We really wished that we had planned longer so that we could not only do some minimal sightseeing but also take some time and digest all the history embedded in this place and have a leisurely evening dinner by the river. But, Dresden was calling...
Written August 13, 2021
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TYPSUKR
Arlington, VA699 contributions
Dec 2019
We arrived at Bamberg mid-morning on a day trip from Nuremberg, returning in late-afternoon, and a single day was probably plenty for us. The thing to do is a walking tour of the old city, which gives you a good chance to see lots of medieval sights. However, after visiting a few churches and walking along some historic alleys, we felt like we were quickly seeing all of the good sights.
Written January 25, 2020
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MiaEJ2013
Frillesas, Sweden351 contributions
Oct 2021
The city hall is ancient and beautiful, located right on the river. It has fantastic paintings on the outside walls. Well worth a visit. We did not go inside (not sure if you can) but the outside was very interesting to see.
Written October 22, 2021
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edwinking
Italy232 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Was there for x Mas, this German old town is very pretty. Has a river pass through the town. The city is full of energyand charm, very pleasant to strolling around. Plenty of restaurants, shops.
Highly recommended
Written January 5, 2020
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Giorgioballani
Szolnok, Hungary13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beatiful Old Town. There are so many nice buildings, my favorite is the Old city hall. The old Town is full with nice old typical german houses, and the view from the bridges is so magnificent. I really recommend this town.
Written June 10, 2020
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nottmmike
Nottingham, UK37 contributions
Jan 2012 • Friends
Bamberg may start with a 'B' but definitely deserves an 'A+'. What a beautiful town with so much to see and it's no wonder that it's been given UNESCO World Heritage Status. Built literally over and around the river Regnitz it's a wonderfully preserved town that miraculously was spared the bombing of WWII. There are just so many places to visit but definitely go up at least 2 of it's hills (Domberg and Michaelsberg) and enjoy the views across the old town. And a visit to Bavaria would not be complete without some of its beer and Bamberg has around 7 independent breweries. So perhaps you'll have to stay the night!
Written January 17, 2012
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Slenna
Portland, OR96 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
Bamberg's Altstadt was surprisingly untouched by war. Experience many different styles of architecture blended together to create an eclectic mix in Bavaria. There are many photo opportunities everywhere you look. If you are driving, I would suggest you park in the carpark near the visitor center. This is a great starting point. You can get a town map in English and ask questions inside. You can find the center here:
http://en.bamberg.info/poi/tourist_information_bamberg-5019/

In anticipation of the trip, I purchased an iphone app called Bamberg iGuide. This is an audio walking tour of the old city. It is available in German and English. I highly recommend the app as I learned many things that a simple walking map glosses over. There are some wordy parts of the audio tour, but you can fast forward, rewind, replay as needed.

The Cathedral is amazing inside - do not skip taking the time to explore and take photos. There are a lot of lovely shops and cafes along the route. As with everything in Bavaria, the shops are closed on a Sunday, so I would recommend going on any day other day of the week. I spent about 5-1/2 hours there and saw most everything even with a lunch break and afternoon coffee stop. I would like to go visit in the summer to see everything in bloom in the city gardens as well as the surrounding areas. However, it was a wonderful visit even on a very cold and windy winter day.
Written February 6, 2015
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SwissPinkPanther
New York City, NY114 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
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 what I mean. The Altstadt of Bamberg is alive and well with a life of its own.... It brought a smile too my face to see how many beautiful and charming cafés the town has and all seemingly full by 3 PM with people sipping their coffee or tea, eating some of the most delectable deserts and engaged in intimate conversation.... Try it sometime .....

Yes, the best time to explore and observe any popular world heritage site is to do so off season or in the early morning hours.... I'm here in Bamberg in early December....the city had a light snowfall last night and I was up at 9 AM with my camera in hand to wander through the Altstadt with not a tourist in site...truly magical.

Lastly, hopefully you are exploring Bamberg without a tour guide.... Some of the most special places in Bamberg are found , not surprisingly, off the beaten path.
Written December 3, 2014
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