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Bamberg (map) can trace its history to a first mention in the year 902. For its historical architecture and preserved heritage, the whole town of Bamberg is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It is a great place to see South German baroque architecture.

The town’s architecture from this period strongly influenced that in Northern Germany and Hungary. From the middle of the 13th century onwards, the bishops were princes of the Empire and ruled Bamberg, overseeing the construction of monumental buildings.

Bamberg is known for its smoked Rauchbier and is home to nine breweries. Every August there is a five-day Sandkerwa Festival, a kirmess celebrated with beers.

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Some of the main sights are:

  • Bamberger Dom (Bamberg Cathedral, map). The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Bamberg. It was founded in 1002 by King (and later Emperor) Heinrich II (Henry II) and consecrated in 1012.
  • *Kloster Michelsberg (Michaelsberg Abbey, map) a former Benedictine monastery. The church, gardens and areas not used by the Spital used to be open to the public.
  • *Altes Rathaus (old town hall, map).
  • Bamberg State Library (Staatsbibliothek Bamberg, map) is a combined universal, regional and research library with priority given to the humanities. Today it is housed in the New Residence, the former prince-bishop’s new palace.

Many bars and clubs are on and around Sandstraße (actually, that’s two streets, “Obere Sandstraße” and “Untere Sandstraße”, map).

Sandkerwa. Is held over the last weekend in August, is a six day folk festival that consumes the entire town, with some 300,000 people attending. It is a festival with offerings of beer and food that rivals or even exceeds the likes of Oktoberfest and includes local traditions such as “fish jousting”.

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#1 Visit Munich

Our article about the city of Munich. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

#2 Visit Hamburg

Go on a discovery tour through the city by the Elbe and explore the most beautiful sights, attend unique events or feast.

#3 Bavarian Alps

Region is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes of Germany and ranks as one of the most scenic places in Central Europe.

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Bamberg is located in Franconia, 63 km (39 mi) north of Nuremberg by railway and 101 km (63 mi) east of Würzburg, also by rail.

Local public transport within Bamberg relies exclusively on buses. More than 20 routes connect the outlying quarters and some villages in the vicinity to the central bus station.

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BUS: MeinFernbus | Stations & Destinations — Germany’s largest long-distance bus company. + FlixbusBerlin Linien BusPostbusMeinFernbusDeinBus. Information on almost all bus routes in Germany – BUSRADAR.com. (*Intercity buses in Germany)

TRAIN: Deutsche BahnGerman Rail PassVGNSNCB International • ÖBB • Thalys • RailEurope. (*Rail travel in Germany)

AIRPORT: Berlin Airport • Cologne Bonn AirportFrankfurt AirportStuttgart AirportHamburg AirportMunich AirportDüsseldorf Airport

FERRY: Color LineTT-Line / Sylt Island Ferry: FRS SyltfähreAdler-Schiffe. Lake Constance Ferries: The largest lake in Germany, Lake Constance offers several ferry routes connecting Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

/Germany is, in general, bicycle friendly, with many bike lanes in cities. There is also a substantial network of well signed, long distance bike routes BICYCLE ROUTE PLANNER GERMANY + Germany – EuroVelo)

Bamberg – Stadtspaziergang – A stroll through the city.

Kathi & Romeo, zwei vielreisende Freigeister aus Wien, waren 2018 in Bamberg und haben mit der BAMBERGcard die Stadt erkundet. Auf ihrem Sommertag-Blog haben sie uns diese Impressionen hinterlassen. Hm… da müsste man doch direkt mal hin. Schaut irgendwie schön aus ;-)

video source: Bamberg. Info / youtube.com /

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Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). It is held annually in MunichBavaria.

Deutsche Bahn.

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Berlin Art Link: A digital platform for contemporary art and culture in Berlin, providing information on exhibitions, events, and festivals.

Goethe-Institut: A worldwide organization promoting German language and culture, with branches in many cities across Germany, providing information on cultural events, exhibitions, and festivals.

Time Out Berlin: An online guide to Berlin’s cultural life, providing information on events, festivals, and nightlife.