Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Bamberg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 3.7 km
Ascend 132 m
Descend 135 m

Experience Bamberg in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in BambergIndividual Sights in Bamberg

Sight 1: Justus Saalheimer

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This list of Stumbling Stones in Bamberg contains the Stumbling Stones that were laid in Bamberg as part of the project of the same name by Gunter Demnig. They are intended to commemorate victims of National Socialism who lived and worked in Bamberg.

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine in Bamberg (DE)

348 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Villa Dessauer

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Villa Dessauer

The Villa Dessauer is a mansion in Bamberg, Germany, which is used as an art gallery by the local City Council.

Wikipedia: Villa Dessauer (EN), Website

218 meters / 3 minutes

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

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The ETA Hoffmann Theater is the municipal theater of Bamberg. Along with 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 for a time the place of work of the later namesake E.T.A. Hoffmann. Since the 2015/16 season, Sibylle Broll-Pape has been artistic director of the theatre.

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

119 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Haus

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The E.T.A. Hoffmann House in the Upper Franconian city of Bamberg is a memorial dedicated to the person and work of the German writer, composer and draughtsman E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822).

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

354 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Klosterbräu

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Klosterbräu Bamberg is the oldest brewery in Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Germany. It is located in the so-called Mühlenviertel near the river Regnitz. The annual output is about 4,000 hectoliters.

Wikipedia: Klosterbräu Bamberg (EN), Website

92 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Böttingerhaus

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

Wikipedia: Böttingerhaus (DE)

135 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Sankt Stephan

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St. Stephen's Church in Bamberg's old town is the only Protestant church that has been consecrated by a pope. He performed the consecration at Easter 1020 in the presence of Henry II and Cunegonde, whom he had crowned imperial couple six years earlier in Rome. It was the first papal visit north of the Alps in almost 200 years.

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

104 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Apfelweibla

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The Apfelweibla is a brass door knob depicting an elderly woman in Bamberg's old town.

Wikipedia: Apfelweibla (DE)

194 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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 Bamberg deanery of the Archdiocese of Bamberg.

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

298 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: 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 treasure house of world stature.

Wikipedia: Diözesanmuseum Bamberg (DE), Website

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: 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

223 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Neue Residenz

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Neue Residenz Berthold Werner / CC BY-SA 3.0

The New Residence 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 State Library and the State Gallery of Bamberg. From the rose garden of the New Residence you have a view of St. Michael's Church and the roofs of the civic city.

Wikipedia: Neue Residenz (Bamberg) (DE)

419 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Staatliches Bauamt Bamberg

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Staatliches Bauamt Bamberg Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

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

Wikipedia: Dominikanerkloster Bamberg (DE), Website

322 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: 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 and island town in the left arm of the Regnitz. This location ...

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Bamberg) (DE)

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Sight 15: 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 with around 2,400 timber houses has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.

Wikipedia: Bamberg (EN), Website, Heritage Website

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Sight 16: 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 converted into the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation by his widow Irene Ludwig a year later. The headquarters of the foundation are located in the couple's former home in Aachen.

Wikipedia: Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung (DE)

204 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Gabelmann

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The Gabelmann Fountain is a Baroque fountain depicting the Roman god of the sea Neptune in Bamberg's old town.

Wikipedia: Gabelmann (DE)

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Sankt Martin

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Sankt Martin

St. Martin's Church in Bamberg is a Catholic parish church dedicated to St. Martin in the center of the city.

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

415 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 19: Klein Venedig

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Klein Venedig

Little Venice is the name of a former fishing settlement of Bamberg.

Wikipedia: Klein-Venedig (Bamberg) (DE)


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