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  • Day46


    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

  • Day14


    October 3, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    A cold bleak day in Bamberg 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

  • 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


    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

  • Day14


    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


    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.

  • Day13

    Cherries with Zues

    July 12, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Little Venice in Bamburg, elite Germany, churches that took so long to build, the back has one style, the front another, rose gardens built seven stories high for Napoleons wife (who never visited), storybook river scenes through the old town, Smokey beer which we will have to imagine how it tastes as marks belly is tag teaming mine in queezy city, and a sunny spot in the modern square eating cherries so fresh I could taste sun.

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  • Day3


    July 24, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Nach emne gmüetliche Zmorgeässe hei mr üsi siebe Sache wedr guet verstaut u si i die schön Stadt Bamberg gfahre. Nach de Besichtigung u Bestuune vom grosse, schlichte Dom u anderne alte Gebäude, hei mr nis es Kaffi u es Glace gönnt. U de eschs weder is Büsli gange u mer hei üs uf die lang Autobahnfahrt Rechtig sächsische Schweiz ufgmacht.Read more

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