Altes Rathaus, Bamberg

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Resting on an artificial island over the Regnitz River, Altes Rathaus, Bamberg's historic town hall, is one of the city's most iconic landmarks. According to legend, the citizens of Bamberg took ram stakes into the river to build the hall when the bishop refused to grant them any land for it. The building received its impressive Baroque and Rococo frescoes during the 18th century. Pass through large arches as you cross the bridge to the building, which divides the hillside Episcopal city from the bourgeois island city. Inside, you can visit the prestigious Rococo Hall and the Ludwig Collection, which includes precious porcelain. Plan to visit Altes Rathaus and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bamberg attractions using our Bamberg trip tool .
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  • a unique building in the middle of the River, are committed can (and should!)... over the top bridge into, and through, then full humility about the lower bridge outside it over! otherwise, it was not in bamberg!
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  • It is a beautiful extremely photogenic from the upper House on the river Regnitz, Frank. As soon as you come to Bamberg in any way you may not miss it and Miss.
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  • This is one of the best architectural piece I've seen in Germany. Lovely building, has a rich history. Worth to see it, day time and night time.  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful spots at the center of Bamberg town. Pretty nice small bridges with sculptures, great view of the river canals and the historical city. A porcelain museum exist, in a beautifully decorated building with nice architecture.
  • That is very famous place and beautiful place in Bamberg, the artificial island with Old Rathaus which was build around 14th century. Great view, stending in the middle of the Reignitz you can see the Little Venice from one side, the hills with the churches - from the other. You cannot avoid this place if you are in Bamberg :)
  • It is quick weekend gateway from Nuremberg. Market places , Church, old castles are some places to see there
  • Rating is based on what's inside in the museum, bit of a waste of time as it s a bunch of porcelain stuff. However there was some fantastic modern art attached to go with it. The exterior of the building is stunning though so worth look at this from all the angles and different bridges. Don't miss it! It's stunning.
  • A really amazing place in a wonderful location. A must see.
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