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Bamberg Old Town

Bamberg Old Town

A centre of imperial and episcopal power for almost a thousand years, and often referred to as the Rome of Franconia, Bamberg stands on seven hills surrounded by beautiful countryside. Dominated by its imperial cathedral, the town is a unique and superbly maintained masterpiece of urban design, uniting medieval and baroque architecture.

Bamberg's well-preserved old town comprises three historical districts – the episcopal town, the island town and the market gardener's town. All three are part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and provide a fascinating example of how central European towns were built up around the basic layouts established in the early Middle Ages. Bamberg was given special status as far back as 1007, when Heinrich II was building the town into a centre of episcopal and sovereign power, making it the centre of the newly founded diocese and turning it into a second Rome. Five churches in the form of a Latin cross mark the layout of the town. The historical townscape features numerous monuments from the 11th to the 18th century and some 1,200 architectural monuments. With its four towers, the imperial cathedral of St. Peter and St. George is the most prominent building. Inside are the Bamberg Rider, a priceless masterpiece of consummate simplicity; the tomb of Pope Clemence II, the only papal grave in Germany; and the tomb of the Emperor Heinrich II and his wife Cunigunde. Domplatz (Cathedral Square) is bordered by the impressive baroque New Palace and the Alte Hofhaltung Palace. Other highlights include the Brückenrathaus, the rose garden with a view of the old town, the tanners' cottages by the old canal, the mill district and the fisherman's village known as Little Venice. And then, what with this being Bavaria, there is Bamberg's beer. This is where you'll find the famous smoked beer, which, along with other distinctive brews, is best sampled on one of the special Beer Tasting Tours, which will take you to various bars and breweries in the town.

Opening times, tours and tips

Tips for your visit

Guided tour: 'Fascinating World Cultural Heritage': daily at 2pm; also at 10.30am from March to December

Free organ recital in the cathedral: May to October, Saturdays at 12 noon

Market Gardeners' Museum in Bamberg with self-guided tour and viewing platform

Events

23 April: Beer Day: public tasting of beer from all Bamberg's breweries on Maxplatz square in the old town

Christmastime: "Bamberg Nativity"- around 400 Nativity scenes spread across 40 locations in museums, churches and public buildings and on town squares

Further information:

www.bamberg.info

Üritused
Bambierla® is not a new folk festival, but three weeks full of beer culture events in and around Bamberg.
There will be tastings, beer dinners, food pairings, beer readings, brewery tours, seminars, brewing classes and much more. To discover in the whole city, directly in the brewery, in the restaurant, in a shop or in another beer affine location in and around Bamberg.

Lähenevad kuupäevad:

13.03.2020 - 28.03.2020

Ürituse toimumiskoht

ADALIS Werbeagentur
Lange Str. 13
96047 Bamberg

Kõik andmed hindade, kuupäevade ja lahtiolekuaegade kohta esitatakse ilma vastutuseta nende andmete õigsuse eest.
Day of Beer on the Maxplatz in Bamberg - presentation of the local beers and breweries

Particularly in the 19th century, Bamberg occupied a unique position in Franconia with its 65 breweries and even today beer is still brewed in eleven mostly medium-sized family run breweries. This unique tradition culminates in the annual Beer Day (23 April). On this day, visitors can compare and enjoy the wide range of different beers available on Maxplatz square in Bamberg.

Lähenevad kuupäevad:

23.04.2020

Ürituse toimumiskoht

Maximiliansplatz Bamberg
Maximiliansplatz 1
96047 Bamberg

Kõik andmed hindade, kuupäevade ja lahtiolekuaegade kohta esitatakse ilma vastutuseta nende andmete õigsuse eest.
The romanic cloister of the Carmelite Monastery is the location of a string of very special chamber music concerts in Bamberg.
Chamber music concerts, presented by the renowned Bamberg string quartett, offer beautiful and popular pieces of music from the baroque, the classic and the romantic era. 

Lähenevad kuupäevad:

03.05.2020

24.05.2020

07.06.2020

05.07.2020

26.07.2020

06.09.2020

Ürituse toimumiskoht

Kreuzgang Karmelitenkloster
Karmelitenplatz 1
96049 Bamberg
www.bamberg.info

Kõik andmed hindade, kuupäevade ja lahtiolekuaegade kohta esitatakse ilma vastutuseta nende andmete õigsuse eest.

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