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Bamberg Altstadt

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Address: Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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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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Great Short Stop

This is a great place to take pictures and enjoy the river. It is the center point of town and there are many choices nearby. There are two bridges that allow you to move from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take pictures and enjoy the river. It is the center point of town and there are many choices nearby. There are two bridges that allow you to move from the older part of town to the newer part. This is more of a transition spot and has some great views.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the most unique places which puts Bamberg on the map. It's in the center of the city and worth seeing, plus it's free! There is a museum on the inside that's a few euros but the actual bridge/building is free to walk around! There is a nice bike/walking trail near by where you can get multiple angles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bamberg center has lots of sights and all are in walking distance. You can easily spend a full day just walking around - some places are on various hills and it might be more exhausting than you expect. But it certainly is worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to legend…the bishop of Bamberg did not grant the citizens any land for the construction of a town hall. This prompted the townsfolk to ram stakes into the river Regnitz to create an artificial island on which they built their town hall. The frescoes lend the facades a three-dimensional quality achieved with trompe d’oeil architecture. If you look carefully... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a Beautiful spot in Germany, Old Town Bamberg is a wonderful place to visit, strolling along the streets and enjoying all their local Beer, Food and wonderful hospitality!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular view of Old Town. Admired the architecture. We stood on the bridge and admire the canal. Took lots of photos to record our unforgettable experience in Bamberg. No wonder Bamberg is an UNESCO site

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We really enjoyed the history of Bamberg. There are many interesting buildings, the shopping was fun, and the cathedral was amazing. It is a good city for walking around and enjoying the atmosphere!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The old town is fascinating to walk around, with twisty streets and unexpected views. The architecture is striking, and the river running through town adds to the ambience. An unexpected gem. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Great town, visited during December, Awesome Christmas Market and very festive. Easy to commute to on the train, and we used day rover tickets to travel to Coburg and Nuremberg. Lots of History in the Beautiful City !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Bamberg is a city set on waterways - in medieval times known as little Venice. While the waterways have reduced over the centuries they remain an important part of this city's identity. Bamberg is also reminiscent of Rome with her seven hills. With a vast and impressive Domplatz (the site of the magnificent Bamberg Cathedral, Neue Residenz, Old Courthouse and... More 

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