16 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 16 sights are available in Bamberg, Germany.

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1. Bamberg

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Bamberg is a town in Upper Franconia district in Bavaria, Germany, on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main. Bamberg had 79,000 inhabitants in 2022. 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 buildings, the old town of Bamberg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.

Wikipedia: Bamberg (EN), Website, Heritage Website

2. E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Theater

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

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

3. 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. From 1604 it was the bishop's residence of the prince-bishops of Bamberg and replaced the old court on the other side of the square in this function. Today, the sandstone complex houses the Bamberg State Library and State Gallery. From the rose garden of the New Residence you have a view of St. Michael's Church and the rooftops of the bourgeois city.

Wikipedia: Neue Residenz (Bamberg) (DE)

4. Sammlung Ludwig

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The Ludwig Foundation for Art and International Understanding 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 a year later. The foundation's headquarters are located in the couple's former home in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung (DE)

5. 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 regalia from the only papal tomb north of the Alps make the museum a world-class treasure house.

Wikipedia: Diözesanmuseum Bamberg (DE), Website

6. Sankt Stephan

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St. Stephen's Church in Bamberg's Old Town is the only Protestant church to have been 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 in Rome six years earlier. It was the first papal visit north of the Alps in almost 200 years.

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

7. Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte

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Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte

The Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory is an observatory in Bamberg, Germany, which was founded in 1886 with funds from the estate of the lawyer and amateur astronomer Karl Remeis. The observatory is an active research institute of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and therefore not a public observatory in the usual sense.

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

8. Nabel der Welt

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Nabel der Welt

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)

9. Bamberger Dom

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Bamberger Dom

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

Wikipedia: Bamberg Cathedral (EN), Website

10. 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 onwards on the site of Emperor Henry II's palace.

Wikipedia: Alte Hofhaltung (Bamberg) (DE)

11. Böttingerhaus

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The Böttingerhaus, sometimes also known as the Prellshaus, is a city palace located on the Judenstraße in the mountain town of Bamberg. It is one of the most important bourgeois buildings of the Baroque period in southern Germany.

Wikipedia: Böttingerhaus (DE)

12. 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 a church in Bamberg. Today the state building authority is located in the monastery wing, the church is used as the auditorium of the University of Bamberg.

Wikipedia: Dominikanerkloster Bamberg (DE), Website

13. 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)

14. Burg Altenburg

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The Altenburg is a castle that sits on the tallest of the seven hills of Bamberg, southern Germany, overlooking the town. It is located in Upper Franconia, a region in the state of Bavaria, and dates back to at least 1109.

Wikipedia: Altenburg (Bamberg) (EN)

15. 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 the mountain town and the island town in the left arm of the Regnitz. This location ...

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Bamberg) (DE)

16. Obere Pfarre - Zu unserer lieben Frau

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Obere Pfarre - Zu unserer lieben Frau

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

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


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