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Pfisterberg

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  • Day57

    Bamberg

    August 2, 2017 in Germany

    Bamberg is north of Nuremburg and well worth the visit. We walked around the Old Town Bamberg admiring its arched bridges, cathedral, muraled Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and a very pretty fishing village - each house looked as if they were holding the next house up - they were so packed together!
    We drove up to Bamberg Castle - walked up to the top of yet another tower - totally worth it for the view. Time to move on to Regensberg.Read more

  • Day13

    Bamburg

    June 22, 2016 in Germany

    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

    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.

  • Day13

    Franconian Farm

    June 22, 2016 in Germany

    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.

  • Day542

    Day 543: Bamberg

    August 11 in Germany

    Headed north to the town of Bamberg, another World Heritage site. This one is similar to Regensburg, with lots of old half-timbered houses and interesting buildings to see. The highlight was definitely the old town hall, sitting on a tiny island in between two arms of a river. It's got a strong Czech and Polish feel here as the city traded in that direction for much of its history, so the culture got imported back if that makes sense.

    Wandered around checking out various sights including the cathedral, the old fortress, and a spot known as Little Venice which is where all their fishermen had their houses. Nice little town!

    Mid afternoon we headed off to our apartment, a nice suite in a small guesthouse about 20 minutes out of town. Unfortunately since it was a small town we couldn't get 3G, and being down the end of the hotel meant that we couldn't get the wifi signal either. So we resorted to sitting around in the dining room! At least it had nice large windows and was on the edge of a hill, so we had a good view while we did laptop stuff.
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