Very close to Nuremberg and Würzburg, Bamberg is an eye-catching city with its beautiful architecture. In here, the entire Altstadt/Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage Site! The whole city is bisected by rivers and canals and was built by archbishops on seven hills which gives the most romantic look. Bamberg is one of the most attractive cities in the whole of Germany, which makes it here a tourist hub. With its university, the young population gave this gorgeous city a young blood! If you want to have a cultural trip a well as chill time, you can enjoy pavement cafes and pubs in the medieval streets of Bamberg. In here, you have to drink the Bamberg's famous smoked beer aka Rauchbier! This Bavarian city's history dates back to 902 with the Babenberg family! If we look at the history, this city is famous for its bishops and witch trials.
Bamberg stands over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church. It is the reason why Bamberg is also called "Franconian Rome". The hills names are Cathedral Hill, Michaelsberg, Kaulberg/Obere Pfarre, Stefansberg, Jakobsberg, Altenburger Hill and Abtsberg. So if you want to visit this medieval city, here is your guide!
The Dom or Bamberg Cathedral is a late Romanesque building with four towers. It was built in 1012 contains many historic works of art, such as the marble tomb of the founder and his wife. It also has the intriguing Bamberg Rider sculpture, that is still unknown who the rider is! The statue also is a symbol of the town of Bamberg.
The Altes Rathaus was built on an artificial island in the Regnitz River because rumor it is, the local bishop had refused to give the town's citizens any land for its construction. This gorgeous Rathaus was built in 1462 and it is perched in the middle of a bridge above the Regnitz River. Inside of this building, you'll find the Sammlung Ludwig, a collection of precious porcelain and gorgeously decorated façade! Definitely, a must visit place! It is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List!
With its breathtakingly beautiful interior, the New Residence served as the seat of Bamberg's prince-bishops. Inside this building, you will find 40 gorgeous room with lavish furnishings and rugs from the 17th and 18th centuries. The imperial hall was painted by Melchior Steidl and definitely worth to check out. You will also find the "Old German Gallery" and the "Baroque Gallery" contain significant works of art from the Bavarian State art collections, inside of this building. After visiting there, you also have to check out the inner court of the New Residence, "The Rose Garden", to have a breathtakingly beautiful view of Bamberg.
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