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Bamberg

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  • Day14

    Bamberg

    October 3, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    A cold bleak day in Bamberg today...no rain but about 10° maximun temperature made for a chilly day.

    Did a 2 hour walking tour of the town which ended at the Bamberg Cathedral and Palace. Great views of the township from here.

    Wandered back down the hill and looked around the market stalls and stopped for hot chocolate and of course the obligatory german sausage...Read more

  • Day50

    Bamberg

    August 15, 2016 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Will had visited Bamberg when he was 14 on a school exchange. The town is another colourful German town with an impressive cathedral. Its highlight was the old half timbered town hall, built in the middle of a bridge over the river. Its walls displayed large scale murals that added to its individuality.

    As it was our 7th wedding anniversary we treated ourselves to an evening meal at a local restaurant and brewery that lived up to its excellent reputation. Arriving at 6:30pm we found the place packed and buzzing. There didn't seem to be any eating area open inside the building and the outside courtyard was made up of 6 seater tables and benches. Having read about the custom of sharing tables and seeing people inquiring if there was space at others' tables, Will found one with two people who were happy for us to share.

    We went for 'The Classic' menu, ordering pork knuckle with potato dumpling and sauerkraut for Will and pork schnitzel for Vicky. It was simple food done really well and the waitress kept us topped up with the brewery's own beer to wash it down. Will couldn't manage desert but Vicky had the only choice on the menu other than icecream; apple ring donuts coated in cinnamon and sugar- delicious!

    An evening stroll over the bridge and short cycle along the riverside cycle path topped off the evening beautifully.
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  • Day46

    Bamberg

    August 2, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Drove north from Nuremberg to Bamberg. Up there with one of my favourite places we've visited, it's the oldest preserved medi-evil town in Europe. The river is very fast flowing with old houses along one bank where the fisherman lived. Of course there are also a couple of churches and a palace on the hill.Read more

  • Day32

    A day out in Bamberg

    January 15, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Dave and I did our morning stroll across the park to the bakery. On the way home snow was falling on us and it was so peaceful and serene walking through the park. I just want to hang onto this memory. Serenity was soon to be broken, we arrived back to the apartment with our bedroom floor flooded. The shower is in our bedroom and is an open shower. The water decided not to drain away and Brodie didn't notice it until he had finished then had to get dressed before he could get Kellie to help him. We have a huge rug in our room so that was nicely soaking up the water. My bag was on the floor full of souvenirs, but they had shifted that to safety. Half an hour later every towel soaked, the rug dripping over the clothes horse we had breakfast, yes that memory will be lasting. We had to wash all the towels so we couldn't leave until they were finished. A very late start to the day. We headed off to Bamberg which is less than an hour away by train. It took about 15 minute walk to reach the old part of the town. It was well and truly lunch time by the time we got to the centre. We found a quaint place which we were seated out in a covered courtyard and had heaters. Another nice lunch and a relaxing hour. Kellie was stoked as the waiter made her a vodka fanta. Bamberg is famous for its breweries, so Dave sampled the local beer. After lunch we followed a tourist trail around the old town. All day the snow showers would come and go. The good thing about the snow is it doesn't stop you from walking you just keep going and enjoy it. The kids had snowball fights whenever they could. We caught the train back and we had to go to the train station's grocery store as ours is closed on Sundays. It's a small shop and is chokkers with people. We got back to our apartment a bit after 6pm. Eggs for tea as we had a decent lunch. We are all a bit weary today, so an early night.

    Photo 1 - Bamberg Town Hall
    Photo 2 - Kids having a snowball fight
    Photo 3 - Where we had lunch
    Photo 4, 5 & 6 - Around Bamberg
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  • Day21

    Bamberg

    May 15, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We left this morning for Bamburg, an important city in medieval Bavaria. Dmitri our guide led us on a walking tour of an ancient town that was as lovely as any of the towns we have visited over the last week. I feel as though I'm drinking from a fire hose. The cathedral was impressive but not as beautiful as the one in Wurzburg. I was impressed with the courtyard around the original palace of Hendricus II, which dates from the tenth century. The filming of a recent film version of The Three Musketeers was filmed at the site. We passed a hotel owned by the Messerschmidt family. This is the house in which the famous aircraft designer for the Third Reich was born. His father was an innkeeper here, and the house is still a hotel run by the Messerschmidt family. At the end of the tour we walked back to the Green Plaza, where green grocers originally sold their wares, got an ice cream cone, and photographed the Jesuit church. We got some free time at the end of the tour, and we spent it in a park. There was an evangelical youth group singing in German very loud rock songs about Jesus. It is hard to see that anyone would find such evangelism attractive. I walked to the nearby Jesuit church and took photos. Glenda waited for me on an interesting set of concrete pillars sitting beside a splashing pool in the public park. Near the cathedral, which was dark and forbidding, a bride was making preparations for her wedding. I snapped a shot, and her groom looked displeased. However, later when we were at the brewery, we met some of the wedding party's family, and they were very pleasant people indeed!Read more

  • Day24

    Destination Bamberg

    October 4, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    We'd got used to the pattern of sightseeing in the morning and then having free time in the afternoon. This time we had a leisurely morning on board while we continued on to our destination of Bamberg.

    We were warned that, unlike all the other places that we had visited, Bamberg's port area is totally unattractive. As we saw when we arrived just after lunch, that was certainly the case. Fortunately we had buses to pick us up and take us to the centre of town.

    Bamberg is certainly a very attractive town and we began by walking alongside the river from where we could admire all the old houses along the water's edge on the opposite bank. With good reason the area is known as Little Venice. We then walked quickly through the old town and up the hill to the cathedral. It and the surrounding buildings are quite spectacular, though our guide unfortunately was in a bit of a rush which limited the opportunity for photographs. Opportunities were further limited by the large amount of road and foot traffic in the area and by the fact that many of the buildings were undergoing repairs and restoration work. Nevertheless, what we did see was quite impressive.

    Our guide then took us back down the hill to the old town, leaving us to our own devices for a couple of hours. That was fine, except for the fact that round about then it started to rain. This was unfortunate because up until then the weather had at least been dry, though overcast and cold.

    Bamberg contains many shops and restaurants, and would have provided many photo opportunities also if the weather had been kinder. We were tempted to try the smoked beer, a local specialty, but as we had been eating and drinking so much on board the ship we decided to give it a miss. At the appointed time we were happy enough to get back on the bus and return to the comfort of our ship. We were certainly pleased to have visited Bamberg, though a little disappointed that the weather had prevented us from getting a lot more out of the visit.
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  • Day14

    Bamberg

    December 26, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    There wasn’t a lot to see at Bemberg. It is a very old town but doesn’t have a castle or any other major attraction. We wandered around the town and there were some interesting buildings which were very old, some to 800 years old. One thing I did try here is their famous smoky beer.

  • Day13

    Bamburg

    June 22, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Bamburg was governed by Bishops and Imperialism for almost a thousand years, and often referred to as the Rome of Franconia.

    Bamberg stands on seven hills surrounded by beautiful countryside. Dominated by its imperial cathedral, the town is a unique and superbly maintained masterpiece of urban design, uniting medieval and baroque architecture.

    Bamberg's well-preserved old town comprises three historical districts – the episcopal town, the island town and the market gardener's town. All three are part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and provide a fascinating example of how central European towns were built up around the basic layouts established in the early Middle Ages.

    Bamberg was given special status in 1007, when Heinrich II was building the town into a centre of episcopal and sovereign power, making it the centre of the newly founded diocese and turning it into a second Rome. Five churches in the form of a Latin cross mark the layout of the town. The historical townscape features numerous monuments from the 11th to the 18th century and some 1,200 architectural monuments. With its four towers, the imperial cathedral of St. Peter and St. George is the most prominent building.

    Other highlights include the the rose garden with a view of the old town, the tanners' cottages by the old canal, the mill district and the fisherman's village known as Little Venice.
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  • Day13

    Walking around Bamburg

    June 22, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    The day started with a walking tour of Bamburg. Bamburg is larger than the towns we have visited over the last few days.

    It had a number of interesting buildings including a castle which is now a Retirement Village. What an interesting concept Michael and Melissa. You could put us in this home and we would be living in Bamburg Castle or Camperdown Castle. Hmmm what a decision.Read more

  • Day13

    Franconian Farm

    June 22, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We then went to a small farming village and took a tractor ride through the woods and vineyard and finished the tour with wine tasting.

    The days are so interesting but they are long, my head is getting close to exploding with all the facts and fiction each tour guide gives at every place we visit.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Bamberg, بامبرغ, Горад Бамберг, Бамберг, Bamberk, Μπάμπεργκ, بامبرگ, במברג, ZCD, Bamberga, バンベルク, ბამბერგი, 밤베르크, Bambergas, Bambarg, บัมแบร์ก, 巴姆贝格

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