Bamberg Germany is a picturesque city in Upper Franconia (northern Bavaria) on the Regnitz river and the Main-Danube channel. Known as Franconian Rome, Bamberg is built on seven hills, each hill is crowned with a church or a castle.
The Old Town with its beautiful buildings of mixed architectural styles is well preserved. No wonder that Bamberg recieved the title of an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Whether you are interested in Bamberg's episcopal history, or you love a romantique place & German beer tradition, this beautiful town has many faces, and a lot of attractions for its visitors.
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A "Castrum Babenberg" existed on the cathedral hill and was mentioned in 902 for the first time.
From the 13th century on bishops were also princes of the German Empire, overseeing the construction of major buildings in the city. Parallel the economical development of Bamberg increased.
Bamberg has a long history in brewing beer, thus it is also known as the city of beer. Especially the dark "smokebeer" is famous around the world.
Population - Bevölkerung: 70,000
Elevation: 262 m above sea level
District - Landkreis: Oberfranken
Sister cities - Partnerstädte: Rodez (France), Bedford (United Kingdom), Esztergom (Hungary), Feldkirchen (Austria), Prague (Czech Republic), Villach (Austria), Fredonia, New York (United States)
Postal Code- Postleitzahl: 96047, 96049, 96050, 96051, 96052
Area Code - Vorwahl: 0951
A picturesque row of fishermen houses along the Regnitz is the perl of Bamberg's island city. The lovely half-timbered houses can be best viewed when you take a boat tour. It is worthwhile.
Bamberg is a paradise for all who love romantique Christmas markets. A medieval Christmas market is held in the old court while another large market is at Maxplatz.
Christmas traditions come alive on the nativity trail. Discover more than 400 nativity scenes which are spread across 40 stations in Bamberg's old city, churches, museums, public buildings and the cathedral. The nativity scenes tell various biblical stories surrounding Advent.
Read more about German Christmas markets.
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Getting to Bamberg by car is easy from everywhere in Germany. The motorways A 70 and A 73 have several exits north and east of the city.By Train
There are direct ICE train connections from Berlin and Munich every 2 hours, whereas coming from Frankfurt, you need to change trains in Würzburg.
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