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Bamberg Altstadt, Bamberg

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Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
With buildings from as far back as the 11th century, Bamberg Altstadt has a remarkably intact core. You can see an interesting mixture of Baroque style and a quintessential old German feel at this site on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Look for the 13th-century cathedral, the 14th-century town hall, and the city castle. Several bridges connect the different streets and neighborhoods by way of a small island. Be sure to try the area's famous Rauchbier--a brew with an interesting smoked flavor. For a deeper look into the old town's history, pay a visit to the Benedictine monastery's small museum. Bamberg Altstadt is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • The city hall is ancient and beautiful, located right on the river. It has fantastic paintings on the outside walls. Well worth a visit. We did not go inside (not sure if you can) but the outside was....  more »
  • The city is a beautiful old city with a bit of heart and soul beyond the tourist trail. It is picture postcard pretty.  more »
  • one of best cities I've ever seen in the world. well presented and preserved old style and colourful as well. if someone needs to pick one city must to visit in Germany, there is no hesitation to say 'Bamberg '
  • Amazing old architecture

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