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Bamberg, Germany - 6th February 2012

By: beelicious


Today we made a trip to Bamberg.

Some information about Bamberg:
Bamberg is a city in Bavaria, Germany, located in Upper Franconia on the river close to its confluence with Regnitz the river Main. Its historic city center is a UNESCO listed world heritage site.
In 1973, the town celebrated the 1000th anniversary of its founding.
Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church. This has led to Bamberg being called the "Franconian Rome" - a running joke among Bamberg Although's tour guides is to refer instead to Rome as the "Italian Bamberg".
Bamberg prides itself with being on seven hills, as it symbolizes similarity to Rome. The hills are Cathedral Hill, Michael Berg, Kaulberg / Upper Parish, Stefan Berg, Jacob Berg, Altenburg Hill and Abtsberg.

First, we are the "Altenburg" from up there.
The old castle is located at the highest of Bamberg's seven hills. It was mentioned for the first time in 1109th. Between 1251 and 1553 it was the residence of Bamberg's bishops.
In 1801 doctor AF Marcus bought the castle and it completely repaired. His friend, the famous German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, who was very impressed by the building, lived there for a while.


An old cannon.

A beautiful view of Bamberg.


This is the Cathedral of Bamberg.
The cathedral is a late Romanesque building with four grand towers. It was founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, finished in 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012th.
The cathedral is 94 m (ft 308) long, 28 m (ft92) broad, 26 m (85 ft) high, and the four towers are each about 81 m (ft 266) high. In addition, with the tombs of emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II.

This is the "Neue Residenz".
The Neue Residenz (New Palace, 1698-1704) was initially occupied by the prince-bishops, and from 1864 to 1867 by the deposed King Otto of Greece.

Klein-Venedig ("Little Venice" ), a colony of picturesque fishermen's houses from the 19th century along one side of the river Regnitz.



Beautiful housefascade from  "Altes Rathaus" (Old town hall).

(The informations are from wikipedia.com  and Yosemite  ;))

* Posted Feb 6, 2012, 5:00 pm Last edited Feb 6, 2012, 5:11 pm by beelicious [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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