Bamberg Cathedral
Bamberg Cathedral
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  • Philmex1
    Southampton, United Kingdom1,739 contributions
    Beautiful Bamberg Cathedral
    Bamberg Cathedral is such a beautiful, peaceful place with a holy and respectful atmosphere. We visited just after a service so the light was amazing, filtering through the windows with the remains of incense in the air. It was very busy, but that didn't detract from our visit and we managed to get some lovely photos. Admission is free but donations are welcome. There is a large car park nearby, but it does fill up at peak times.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2023
  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
    Fine Romanesque cathedral
    A particularly fine Romanesque Dom with the unusual feature of four towers. The main feature inside and at the entrance are some lovely sculptures. Well worth a visit if you're in the lovely old town of Bamberg.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Hendrik_NL
    Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,374 contributions
    Finished in the 13th century and still a magnificent landmark
    The German people some 10 centuries ago knew a thing or two about sustainable building. While some 20th century buildings became already obsolete and were demolished, Bamberg Cathedral, finished in the 13th century, is still standing tall in the historic center of Bamberg. Imposing outside, with the four towers, one on each corner, and mysterious inside, a bit dark and severe, but full of historic treasures. See some of my pictures. The climb to the Cathedral square is not strenuous, and there is more to do, so plan the best part of the morning for this area.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • David N
    Hawthorne, California799 contributions
    Beautiful Romanesque Cathedral ⛪️
    It is just a quarter of a mile walk from the iconic old Rathaus and up a flight of stairs to the cathedral on the hill, if you don't want take your chances with finding parking. The cathedral itself has the following interesting features: 1. Built in the 13th Century, it uses the late Romanesque style even though Gothic was the style of the time, because it was intended to resemble the 1081 Romanesque cathedral that burned down in 1185. 2. It has four towers, one in each corner, rather than just two. 3. It is dedicated to St. Peter and St. George, with a separate choir for each. 4. Emperor Heinrich II and his wife Kunigunde are buried in a sepulcher at the entrance to St. Peter's choir. 5. Pope Clement II is also buried here (the only pope buried north of the Alps). 6. In the art world, it is well-known for its early Gothic sculpture of "The Bamberg Knight." The rider depicted on a horse is not known, but many believe it represents King Stephen of Hungary. You could probably spend an hour here if you want to explore the entire interior and probably even more if you visit the adjoining museum.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 17, 2023
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,667 contributions
    Impressive Cathedral with famous historic treasures
    We visited this famous Cathedral, which is a landmark of Bamberg. It was built about 1211-1237 in the style of late Romanesque and early French Gothic. Outside it’s a bit unusual with its four high towers. It’s impressive and I think it’s a must-see site! Inside we saw the famous parts: Emperor Heinrich II and his wife Kunigunde are buried in a sepulcher near the entrance. Pope Clement II is also buried here. And my favourite part is the "The Bamberg Knight”, the well-known Gothic sculpture. Perhaps the rider depicted on a horse is the King Stephen of Hungary.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 14, 2023
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TYPSUKR
Arlington, VA758 contributions
Dec 2019
This cathedral is probably the most historically important site in Bamberg. This was actually the third church site that we visited that day on our walking tour, and while all were impressive in one way or another, the cathedral was the largest and had numerous interesting details on the inside for us to look at. Maybe our favorite aspect was the area of the crypt that we were able to observe.
Written January 25, 2020
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark682 contributions
Aug 2020
The Cathedral is located high above the old town, giving excellent views of the lower parts of Bamberg.

The construction began about a thousand years ago, and since then the cathedral has burnt down, been restored and extended on a number of occasions. It contains both tombs of Heinrich II and his empress Kunigunde as well as the tomb of Pope Clement II. There is also an excellent statue of a horseman, Der Bamberger Reiter, to be seen.
Written September 16, 2020
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David N
Hawthorne, CA799 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
It is just a quarter of a mile walk from the iconic old Rathaus and up a flight of stairs to the cathedral on the hill, if you don't want take your chances with finding parking.

The cathedral itself has the following interesting features:

1. Built in the 13th Century, it uses the late Romanesque style even though Gothic was the style of the time, because it was intended to resemble the 1081 Romanesque cathedral that burned down in 1185.
2. It has four towers, one in each corner, rather than just two.
3. It is dedicated to St. Peter and St. George, with a separate choir for each.
4. Emperor Heinrich II and his wife Kunigunde are buried in a sepulcher at the entrance to St. Peter's choir.
5. Pope Clement II is also buried here (the only pope buried north of the Alps).
6. In the art world, it is well-known for its early Gothic sculpture of "The Bamberg Knight." The rider depicted on a horse is not known, but many believe it represents King Stephen of Hungary.

You could probably spend an hour here if you want to explore the entire interior and probably even more if you visit the adjoining museum.
Written July 17, 2023
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,272 contributions
Sep 2022
Sitting on a hill overlooking the entire river valley, the Bamberg Cathedral is a sight to behold, both up close and from a distance. It's exterior is unique and less ornate than many of its peers and the interior is equally as unique. The space is enormous, with statues and plaques throughout the space...so take your time and enjoy the structure.
Written December 8, 2022
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Philmex1
Southampton, UK1,739 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Bamberg Cathedral is such a beautiful, peaceful place with a holy and respectful atmosphere. We visited just after a service so the light was amazing, filtering through the windows with the remains of incense in the air. It was very busy, but that didn't detract from our visit and we managed to get some lovely photos. Admission is free but donations are welcome. There is a large car park nearby, but it does fill up at peak times.
Written April 23, 2023
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,047 contributions
Jun 2022
Perched on a high, steep hill, the Dom was a large, handsome Gothic building that seemed to have two altars, one at either end. A 20th Century fresco of Christ as the Second Coming, his arms extended in blessing, occupied the half dome at the choir end. At one end of the transept was a 16th Century carved triptych depicting the nativity, the adoration of the Magi and the flight into Egypt.
Written June 29, 2022
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Keith P
18 contributions
Aug 2022
A fantastic Cathedral, just a short uphill walk and well worth the effort. Free entrance and once inside this lovely old Cathedral you get an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility. A real must visit place.
Written September 22, 2022
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,667 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
We visited this famous Cathedral, which is a landmark of Bamberg. It was built about 1211-1237 in the style of late Romanesque and early French Gothic. Outside it’s a bit unusual with its four high towers. It’s impressive and I think it’s a must-see site! Inside we saw the famous parts: Emperor Heinrich II and his wife Kunigunde are buried in a sepulcher near the entrance. Pope Clement II is also buried here. And my favourite part is the "The Bamberg Knight”, the well-known Gothic sculpture. Perhaps the rider depicted on a horse is the King Stephen of Hungary.
Written August 14, 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,279 contributions
Sep 2022
We vited this cathedral whilst doing a walking tour of the city.

The architecture is of both Gothic and Romasesque.

The cathedral has 4 towers and is symetrical.

It was founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II. During the next two centuries it has been burnt down twice.

There is no entry fee so worth visiting if in Bamberg.
Written November 4, 2022
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,374 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
The German people some 10 centuries ago knew a thing or two about sustainable building. While some 20th century buildings became already obsolete and were demolished, Bamberg Cathedral, finished in the 13th century, is still standing tall in the historic center of Bamberg. Imposing outside, with the four towers, one on each corner, and mysterious inside, a bit dark and severe, but full of historic treasures. See some of my pictures. The climb to the Cathedral square is not strenuous, and there is more to do, so plan the best part of the morning for this area.
Written June 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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