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. Bamberg Altstadt is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Bamberg Edition.
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  • The Bamberg Altstadt or Old City Hall is a picturesque construction between the middle of two ornate bridges, that houses a nice porcelain collection in the two first floors, and a terrible modern art...  more »
  • You have to take your time to admire and see all the beautiful half-timbered houses. You should bring some condition with you, because the old paving stones do not make strolling any easier.
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  • It’s ok for a day trip, many stores and restaurants.
  • 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...
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