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  • 1 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings


    The architecture of Bamberg Cathedral illustrates the transition from Romaneque to Gothic, a characteristic of this being the two apses facing each other, one on the east side, the other on the west side. From east to west, the progression from Roman..

  • 2 Old town hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Untere Brücke

    The Old Town Hall is an unusual building standing alone on an island. In addition to the Town Hall proper, with frescoes decorating its façades, there is a Rococo bridge tower and a small half-timbered house known as the Rottmeisterhaus delicately ba..

  • 3 Untere Brücke

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Untere Brücke

    From this the most downstream bridge of the island there is a fine view over the banks of the River Regnitz and the half-timbered houses of the fishermen's quarter, nicknamed "Little Venice" by Maximilian II. With their balconies and tiny g..

  • 4 Diocesan Museum

    Museums and art


    The Diocesan Museum contains various lapidary remains and the cathedral treasury, rich in imperial and pontifical vestments.

  • 5 Old Bishop's Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The Alte Hofhaltung was built on the foundations of an imperial palace dating from the 10C and 11C. Its façade with carved gables, oriel window, corner turret and doorway date from the Renaissance. The delightful inner courtyard is surrounded by half..

  • 6 New Residence

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This palace, Bamberg's largest, comprises four main blocks: two main blocks in the Renaissance style and two Baroque wings on he Domplatz. On the first floor, works of German masters are on view. The imperial apartments on the second floor are among ..

  • 7 Hoffmann's House

    Museums and art

    Schillerplatz 26

    The small Hoffmann's House occupies a special place in the memory of the author, whose fantastic tales, set to music by Offenbach - the French composer of German extraction - made him a celebrity. A museum contains information about the writer, music..

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