21 Sights in Bamberg, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Bamberg, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in Bamberg, Germany.

List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Bamberg

1. Bamberg

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Bamberg is a town in Upper Franconia, Germany, on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main. The town dates back to the 9th century, when its name was derived from the nearby Babenberch castle. Cited as one of Germany's most beautiful towns, with medieval streets and Europe's largest intact old city wall, the old town of Bamberg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.

Wikipedia: Bamberg (EN), Heritage Website

2. Alte Hofhaltung

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Alte Hofhaltung Reinhard Kirchner / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Alte Hofhaltung is a historic building complex in Bamberg, Germany. It consists of former residential and farm buildings of the episcopal court, which were built from the 15th century on the site of the Palatinate of Emperor Henry II.

Wikipedia: Alte Hofhaltung (Bamberg) (DE)

3. E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater

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The ETA Hoffmann Theater is the municipal theater of Bamberg. In addition to the Bamberg Symphony, the Villa Concordia, the museums and the independent cultural scene, it is one of the city's most influential cultural figures. The theatre is a playhouse and employs a permanent ensemble of 16 actors. It has existed since 1802 and was temporarily the workplace of the later namesake E. T. A. Hoffmann. Sibylle Broll-Pape has been artistic director of the theatre since the 2015/16 season.

Wikipedia: E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater (DE)

4. Neue Residenz

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Neue Residenz Berthold Werner / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Neue Residenz is a multi-winged listed building on Domplatz in Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Germany. From 1604 it was the residence of the Bamberg prince-bishops and replaced the old court on the other side of the square in this function. Today, the sandstone complex houses the State Library and the State Gallery of Bamberg. From the rose garden of the Neue Residenz you have a view of St. Michael's Church and the rooftops of the bourgeois city.

Wikipedia: Neue Residenz (Bamberg) (DE)

5. Hl. Heinrich u. Hl. Kunigunde

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Henry II, also known as Saint Henry the Exuberant, Obl. S. B., was Holy Roman Emperor from 1014. He died without an heir in 1024, and was the last ruler of the Ottonian line. As Duke of Bavaria, appointed in 995, Henry became King of the Romans following the sudden death of his second cousin, Emperor Otto III in 1002, was made King of Italy in 1004, and crowned emperor by Pope Benedict VIII in 1014.

Wikipedia: Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (EN)

6. Sammlung Ludwig

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The Ludwig Foundation for Art and International Understanding GmbH was founded in 1982 by the married couple Peter and Irene Ludwig, née Monheim. After the death of Peter Ludwig in 1996, the foundation was transformed into the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation by his widow Irene Ludwig one year later. The seat of the foundation is located in the couple's former home in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung (DE)

7. Diözesanmuseum Bamberg

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Diözesanmuseum Bamberg Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Diocesan Museum Bamberg, in the chapter house to the left of the cathedral, shows art treasures from the old cathedral treasury of Bamberg Cathedral and the entire archdiocese. The imperial robes, a unique collection of embroidered silk robes from the 11th century, and the vestments from the only papal tomb north of the Alps make the museum a world-class treasure house.

Wikipedia: Diözesanmuseum Bamberg (DE), Website

8. St. Michael

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Michaelsberg Abbey or Michelsberg Abbey, also St. Michael's Abbey, Bamberg is a former Benedictine monastery in Bamberg in Bavaria, Germany. After its dissolution in 1803 the buildings were used for the almshouse Vereinigtes Katharinen- und Elisabethen-Spital, which is still there as a retirement home. The former abbey church remains in use as the Michaelskirche.

Wikipedia: Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg (EN)

9. Erlöserkirche

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Erlöserkirche is a Protestant Lutheran church located in the centre of Bamberg on the right bank of the main channel of the Danube River. It is the church of the Church of the Savior congregation, with 5,400 congregation members, and belongs to the Bamberg Dean's Office of Bayreuth Evangelical Church of Bavaria.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Bamberg) (DE), Website

10. Konrad III.

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Conrad III of the Hohenstaufen dynasty was from 1116 to 1120 Duke of Franconia, from 1127 to 1135 anti-king of his predecessor Lothair III and from 1138 until his death in 1152 king in the Holy Roman Empire. He was the son of Duke Frederick I of Swabia and Agnes, a daughter of the Salian Emperor Henry IV.

Wikipedia: Conrad III of Germany (EN)

11. Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte

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The Dr. Carl Remes Observatory, an observatory in Bamberg, was established in 1886 with funding from the estate of lawyer and amateur astronomer Carl Remes. The observatory is an active research institution of Erlangen-Nuremberg University, so it is not a public observatory in the usual sense.

Wikipedia: Dr.-Remeis-Sternwarte (DE), Website

12. Bamberger Dom

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Bamberg Cathedral is a church in Bamberg, Germany, completed in the 13th century. The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Bamberg. Since 1993, the cathedral has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Town of Bamberg".

Wikipedia: Bamberg Cathedral (EN), Website

13. Nabel der Welt

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The Domberg is the historic center of Bamberg and is characterized by some historically significant buildings, especially the Romanesque Bamberg Cathedral. The cathedral square is historically significant, because in this area stood the Babenburg, from which the city of Bamberg developed.

Wikipedia: Domberg (Bamberg) (DE)

14. Sankt Stephan

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St. Stephen's Church in Bamberg's Old Town is the only Protestant church now consecrated by a pope. He performed the consecration at Easter 1020 in the presence of Henry II and Kunigunde, whom he had crowned imperial couple six years earlier in Rome.

Wikipedia: St. Stephan (Bamberg) (DE), Website

15. Maximiliansbrunnen

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The Maximiliansbrunnen is on the Maximiliansplatz in Bamberg. The fountain has its name from King Maximilian I. Joseph (Bavaria) and was created by Ferdinand von Miller in 1888. The casting of the statues took place in 1880.

Wikipedia: Maximiliansbrunnen (DE)

16. Staatliches Bauamt Bamberg

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Staatliches Bauamt Bamberg Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Dominican Monastery Bamberg is a former Dominican monastery with church in Bamberg. Today the monastery wing houses the State Building Authority, the church is used as an auditorium of the University of Bamberg.

Wikipedia: Dominikanerkloster Bamberg (DE), Website

17. Sankt Getreu

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St. Getreu or Latin St. Fides is a former Benedictine provost in Bamberg, in which and adjoining new buildings today the psychiatric clinic of the social foundation Bamberg, the Klinikum am Michelsberg is housed.

Wikipedia: St. Getreu (Bamberg) (DE)

18. Böttingerhaus

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Böttingerhaus, sometimes known as Prellshaus, is a city palace located in Judenstra è e in the mountain city of Bamberg. It is one of the most important civil buildings in Baroque period in southern Germany.

Wikipedia: Böttingerhaus (DE)

19. Altes Rathaus

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The Old Town Hall in Bamberg is one of the most important buildings that characterize the historic city center. It is located between mountain and island town in the left arm of the Regnitz. This location...

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Bamberg) (DE)

20. Sankt Gangolf

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St. Gangolf is a Catholic parish church in the Gärtnerviertel of Bamberg. The former collegiate church is the oldest preserved sacred building in the city, dating from the third quarter of the 11th century.

Wikipedia: St. Gangolf (Bamberg) (DE), Website

21. Obere Pfarre - Zu unserer lieben Frau

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The Church of Our Lady or Upper Parish is a Gothic Roman Catholic parish church in Bamberg, Germany. It belongs to the pastoral care area Bamberg West in the Bamberg Deanery of the Diocese of Bamberg.

Wikipedia: Obere Pfarre (Bamberg) (DE), Website


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