Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Bamberg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 4.3 km
Ascend 131 m
Descend 230 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: 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)

1889 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 2: 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 3: 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

406 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: 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

194 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Apfelweibla

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

Wikipedia: Apfelweibla (DE)

104 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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

135 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

92 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: 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

354 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

1002 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 10: Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte

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Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte

The Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory is an astronomical 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


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