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Bamberg Altstadt, Bamberg

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With buildings from as far back as the 11th century, Bamberg Altstadt has a remarkably intact core. You can see an interesting mixture of Baroque style and a quintessential old German feel at this site on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Look for the 13th-century cathedral, the 14th-century town hall, and the city castle. Several bridges connect the different streets and neighborhoods by way of a small island. Be sure to try the area's famous Rauchbier--a brew with an interesting smoked flavor. For a deeper look into the old town's history, pay a visit to the Benedictine monastery's small museum. Plan to visit Bamberg Altstadt and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bamberg attractions using our Bamberg vacation planner.
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  • After beautiful cities of Passau and Regensburg this one Is the most beautiful. Bamberg Is must see.  more »
  • Very well to the stroll and shop. Many historic buildings, beautiful places and Cafés. Cathedral village square and rose garden very much recommended.
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  • Built on top of the iconic architecture of the night River and bridge and the bridge when it comes across the bridge in between. souvenir shops and cafes.
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  • Tourist usualy starts the tour either around the Cathedral or at the Old Town area nearby the town hall. As I used to live there as a local, I see things differently. As soon as I live somewhere else, I know what a treasure the old town area of Bamberg is. Dont miss the Bridge over the river and the paintings there...
  • One of Europe's largest intact old town centre. Building is very beautiful, is well maintained, many car-free area, so you can enjoy the special feeling of the old town centre. There are many eating places nearby.
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  • Absolutely worth seeing
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  • Bamberg is a city that leaves no wishes open many breweries, churches and much more only recommended
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