Bamberg - what a wonderful little city

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The citizens of Bamberg ramed piles in the River Regnitz for their Town Hall and created an artifical island at the centre of the Regnitz.

I still donÔÇÖt know what made me go for Bamberg. I am sorry to say I had never heard about it before and for that I feel a bit ashamed for today. The city is know for a lot more than its beauty, it was actually the centre of German knowledge and wisdom for a long time, besides that the city is classified as a World Heritage back in 1993 and not least it is well known to Americans since there is an American Army base just outside of the city.   

As far as I remember I chose the city because it had two rivers meeting there. It is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz, close to its confluence with the river Main, it is only 3 km before it flows into the Main river. Bamberg is one of the few cities in Germany that was not destroyed by World War II bombings. Bamberg is home to nearly 7,000 foreign nationals, including over 4,100 members of the United States Army and their dependents. The name Bamberg supposed to have its origin in the House of Babenberg.

Its geography is shaped by the Regnitz and by the foothills of the Steigerwald, part of the German uplands. From northeast to southwest, the town is divided into first the Regnitz plain, then one large and several small islands formed by two arms of the Regnitz (Inselstadt), and finally the part of town on the hills, the "Hill Town" (Bergstadt). Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church.

Chokk says:
To me it was a total surprice - I did not know anything about the place before I went there!
Posted on: May 15, 2008
ms_travelr says:
Went this past February on our way to Austria. I fell in love with this place...especially the charming old city center.
Posted on: May 15, 2008
anjok says:
Always wanted to go to Bamberg...
Posted on: May 08, 2008
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The citizens of Bamberg ramed pile…
The citizens of Bamberg ramed pil…
View towards Kettenbr├╝ckstrasse
View towards Kettenbr├╝ckstrasse
The Cathedral seen from Domplatz
The Cathedral seen from Domplatz
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Hauptwachstrasse - a walking stre…
The Cathedral seen from Domplatz
The Cathedral seen from Domplatz
Building a market at Maximilianspl…
Building a market at Maximiliansp…
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The former fishermen houses are l…
The former fishermen houses are lo…
The former fishermen houses are l…
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A statue with King Maximilian at …
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Luitpoldbr├╝gge
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Street musicians at the corner of…
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Nothing makes you sleep as good a…
Street sale at Gr├╝ner Markt
Street sale at Gr├╝ner Markt
The St Martin church, which was bu…
The St Martin church, which was b…
Street sale at Gr├╝ner Markt
Street sale at Gr├╝ner Markt
Street sale at Gr├╝ner Markt
Street sale at Gr├╝ner Markt
The St Martin church, which was bu…
The St Martin church, which was b…
The entrence to Kesslerstrasse
The entrence to Kesslerstrasse
Looking down Obstmarkt
Looking down Obstmarkt
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Walkin up Obstmarkt towards Obere…
Walkin up Obstmarkt towards Obere …
Walkin up Obstmarkt towards Obere…
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View from Obere Br├╝gge
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View from Obere Br├╝gge towards U…
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View from Obere Br├╝gge towards G…
View from Obere Br├╝gge
View from Obere Br├╝gge
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View from Obere Br├╝gge towards U…
View from Obere Br├╝gge towards Ge…
View from Obere Br├╝gge towards G…
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View from Obere Br├╝gge towards U…
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View from Obere Br├╝gge towards K…
Bamberg got the World Heritage in …
Bamberg got the World Heritage in…
View from Obere Br├╝gge towards Ge…
View from Obere Br├╝gge towards G…
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View from Obere Br├╝gge towards U…
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View from Obere Br├╝gge towards G…
View from Obere Br├╝gge towards Ge…
View from Obere Br├╝gge towards G…
Beautiful little hotel at Geyersw├…
Beautiful little hotel at Geyersw…
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View towards Obere Br├╝gge from K…
Wonderful house in Karolinenstrasse
Wonderful house in Karolinenstrasse
Corner of Ringleinsgasse and Karol…
Corner of Ringleinsgasse and Karo…
View from Karolinenstrasse towards…
View from Karolinenstrasse toward…
Karolinenstrasse
Karolinenstrasse
The imperial cathedral St Peter an…
The imperial cathedral St Peter a…
Domplatz
Domplatz
Inside the Bamberg Cathedral
Inside the Bamberg Cathedral
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Inside the Cathedral in Bamberg
Inside the Cathedral in Bamberg
Inside the Cathedral in Bamberg
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The Cathedral in Bamberg seen fro…
Domplatz towards Vorderer Bach
Domplatz towards Vorderer Bach
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I love the structures of this tre…
Hinterer Bach
Hinterer Bach
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
Desciption of the old city at Geye…
Desciption of the old city at Gey…
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The former municipal castle for th…
The former municipal castle for t…
The former municipal castle for th…
The former municipal castle for t…
The tourist office at Geyersw├Ârth…
The tourist office at Geyersw├Ârt…
The river seen from Habergasse
The river seen from Habergasse
The river seen from Habergasse
The river seen from Habergasse
Hinterer Bach
Hinterer Bach
Walking down Unterer Kaulberg
Walking down Unterer Kaulberg
View from Domplatz
View from Domplatz
The square between Unterer Kaulber…
The square between Unterer Kaulbe…
Yet another wonderful house at the…
Yet another wonderful house at th…
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The view from Geyersw├Ârthstrasse
The tower at Obere Br├╝gge
The tower at Obere Br├╝gge
The view from Habergasse
The view from Habergasse
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The view from Am Kranen towards l…
The view from Am Kranen
The view from Am Kranen
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The view at An Der Universit├Ąt
Bamberg
photo by: ms_travelr