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Bamberg Cathedral, Bamberg

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Marking the heart of the city is Bamberg Cathedral--also known as Cathedral Hill and the home of the Imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and George. Choose from four tours and be ready to be impressed with its altitude on top of one of the seven hills of Bamberg. Dating back more than a millennium to the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Henry II, the Gothic/Romanesque cathedral contains the grave of Pope Clement II. The Bamberg Horseman, an intricate equestrian statue by an unknown artist, is also worth a look. Put Bamberg Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bamberg online road trip planner.
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  • The cathedral is located on top of a small hill, it is not tiring to go up and very quickly you arrive there. It is free of charge to go inside the cathedral, but it was not impressive to me. From up....  more »
  • Perched above the old city, this large cathedral has an interesting history going back a thousand years. The entrance was free.  more »
  • The Cathedral is located high above the old town, giving excellent views of the lower parts of Bamberg. The construction began about a thousand years ago, and since then the cathedral has burnt...  more »
  • Very nice small town in Bavaria. I’m sure I would have enjoyed more if i spoke German. Or if I went with a friend and stayed there for a whole day. It is a beautiful place to relax and slow down your life pace. People there don’t speak English very well. The bus driver did not speak English and the passengers were explaining things in German. After I figured out where I was, I realized most places did not accept any card payment. The restaurants were all very busy. After living in the States for 10 years, I’ve got used to waiting to be led to seats. Here they told me to find a seat myself but after 10 minutes, two waiters walked passed by several times, no one seemed to notice that I was sitting there. Summer is a great time to visit if you can bear the heat. The strawberries there are huge, juice, and sweet!
  • The town to visit when in Bavaria as this is one of the most beautiful medieval cities I've seen. A lot of history, traditional smoked beer and good food.
  • A beautiful cathedral that it is located in an even more beautiful town. You have to visit it if you go to Bamberg.
  • I will recommend you to get the little tour guides from the tourist center so you can read about this cathedral when you are in and know exactly what are you looking at.
  • Small lovely town, famous for smoked beer and sausages.

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