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St. Michael's Church, Bamberg
(4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
St. Michael's Church was built atop the highest of the seven hills in Bamburg in the 12th century. Follow the old, cobbled road up the hill from the cathedral, past ancient houses to the church, with all of Bamburg below you. Take some time to explore the surrounding woods and gardens. Inside the church, rest in the peaceful surroundings that are enhanced by many paintings. The most interesting are on the ceiling; it's covered with paintings of hundreds of medicinal and exotic plants, many of which were once grown in the herb gardens on the grounds. Make St. Michael's Church a centerpiece of your Bamberg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bamberg vacation planner.
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  • Must be part of your "must see" when in Bamberg. You should spend enough time in there to notice all the details. Imagine, this building is nearly 1000 years old. 
  • You can see much scaffolding currently at the monastery. The plant is but zugänlich and worth a visit in any case. There is a great view over the city, the Cathedral and the Altenburg
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  • We could not see anything of the monastery because it was all full of scaffolding and building materials. We had to comply with the great views of Bamberg. Maybe to go to walk one Sunday is fantastic, but not for tourism, at least for now.
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