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Bamberg Altstadt

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Address: Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 095195320
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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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Absolutely worth the look, yes it's touristy and no you won't spend a whole lot of time there after you've taken a few snaps, it's unusual and that's what draws people to it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely worth the look, yes it's touristy and no you won't spend a whole lot of time there after you've taken a few snaps, it's unusual and that's what draws people to it, there are plenty of equally impressive buildings around the town so don't dwell on this one too much, do what you have to and move on around... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved walking round the old town and the beautiful bridges, despite the hordes of August tourists. Stunning architecture and interesting houses.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The views from this bridge are very pretty, overlooking the altstadt, and the river. It's not too busy, either, and quite lively. Great photo opps.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

so much character..so many beautiful places to see and click...Spezialkeller biergarten..oh my my...a do not miss trip from Nuremberg...Bamberg is truly clean, cute, pretty, beautiful and a must visit...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a couple of nights in Bamberg and the old town is simply fabulous. Lots to see at every turn, individual shops and of course breweries. This place has a lovely charm to it and you feel like you're in a different world. I don't normally go for pretty places but this has won me over. I felt it was... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bamberg is charming without being overly touristy at all somehow. The river is beautiful, as is the smallish Little Venice. The Dom and the view from St. Michael Kloster were well worth the visit, as was the chance to try out the local brews, which specialize in rauchbier. You can do it in a day, but staying overnight gives you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The city is so cute, I am absolutely in love! I will definitely be visiting again. There were so many cafes, shops, and views to check out!

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bamberg is one of the most charming cities I have visited in Germany so far. The small old town is beauitful, with narrow streets, bridges and channals around. A must see is the Rathaus and of course at least one of the many breweries that offer a unique experience of Bavarian culture. Personal favorite and a must try - Haxe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The detail in this building is amazing and a must see. The history is just a interesting as the building

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won't be disappointed, this is a really lovely old town. A pleasure just to stroll around. The bridge is really lovely

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