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Bamberg Altstadt, Bamberg

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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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  • Bamberg is a beautiful historic city, set on 6 hills. The old Town is picturesque and vibrant. There is something for everyone here, beautiful churches, lovely bars, lots of walking trails... 
    Bamberg is a beautiful historic city, set on 6 hills. The old Town is picturesque and vibrant. There is something for everyone here, beautiful churches, lovely bars, lots of walking trails...  more »
  • Bamberg's historic city centre is a real gem. Just look at the pictures. The city is definitely worth a visit both for its historic monuments and its other attractions. 
    Bamberg's historic city centre is a real gem. Just look at the pictures. The city is definitely worth a visit both for its historic monuments and its other attractions.  more »
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  • Wow what life in this old town, not many get here it's great. We were near the top just below the church, had a beer and chips and watched people go by, really good life to the place. Should have spent more time here but had to keep going
  • The most classical German city you can ever imagine. The old town is very big and well preserved. A must-visit spot when staying in Bayern. For eating I can recommend Schlenkerla brewery, a mind blowing beer tavern. With the ancient streets, cathedrals, water canals and taverns, you feel like you've been gone back to the middle ages. Do not miss this place if you love German culture and tradition.

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