Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Bamberg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 24 sights
Distance 5.6 km
Ascend 141 m
Descend 181 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: Sankt Getreu

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Sankt Getreu

St. Getreu or Latin St. Fides is a former Benedictine provost's office in Bamberg, which today houses the psychiatric clinic of the Bamberg Social Foundation, the Klinikum am Michelsberg.

Wikipedia: St. Getreu (Bamberg) (DE)

329 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Fränkisches Brauereimuseum

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The Franconian Brewery Museum in Bamberg is a museum about Franconia and its beer.

Wikipedia: Fränkisches Brauereimuseum (DE), Website

471 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Sankt Jakob

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Sankt Jakob Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

St. Jakob is one of the oldest churches in Bamberg and is located just a few meters above the Cathedral Hill on the Jakobsberg, one of Bamberg's seven hills.

Wikipedia: St. Jakob (Bamberg) (DE)

354 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Rosengarten

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Rosengarten Photographer and uploader was Hajotthu at de.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Bamberg Rose Garden is a baroque garden behind the New Residence.

Wikipedia: Rosengarten (Bamberg) (DE)

45 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

141 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Nabel der Welt

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Nabel der Welt

The Cathedral Hill 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 the Babenburg was located in this area, from which the city of Bamberg developed.

Wikipedia: Domberg (Bamberg) (DE)

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: 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

35 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Bamberger Reiter

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The Bamberg Horseman is an early 13th-century stone equestrian statue by an anonymous medieval sculptor in the cathedral of Bamberg, Germany. It is the first of this kind since antiquity.

Wikipedia: Bamberg Horseman (EN)

121 meters / 1 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

390 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: St. Elisabeth

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The former hospital church of St. Elisabeth or Elisabethenkapelle is a Roman Catholic chapel in the Upper Franconian city of Bamberg.

Wikipedia: St. Elisabeth (Bamberg) (DE)

244 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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)

535 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

402 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: Naturkundemuseum

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The Natural History Museum in Bamberg shows exhibits on natural history in historic rooms. There are also rooms for changing exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Naturkunde-Museum (Bamberg) (DE), Website

177 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: Maximiliansbrunnen

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The Maximiliansbrunnen is located on Maximiliansplatz in Bamberg. The fountain takes its name from the Bavarian King Maximilian I Joseph (Bavaria) and was created in 1888 by Ferdinand von Miller. The statues were cast in 1880.

Wikipedia: Maximiliansbrunnen (DE)

177 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: 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

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: 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)

388 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 21: 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)

218 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 22: 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

348 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 23: 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)

488 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 24: Erlöserkirche

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The Church of the Redeemer is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Bamberg's city centre on the right bank of the Main-Danube Canal. It is the church of the Church of the Redeemer with 5400 parishioners and belongs to the deanery of Bamberg in the Evangelical church district of Bayreuth of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Bamberg) (DE), Website


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