Attractions

Cathedral in Bamberg

Bamberger Dom

Beneath the quartet of spires, Bamberg’s cathedral is packed with artistic treasures, most famously the life-size equestrian statue of the Bamberger Reiter (Bamberg Horseman), whose true identity remains a mystery. …
Museum in Bamberg

Historisches Museum

Bamberg's main museum fills the Alte Hofhaltung (old court hall), a former prince-bishops' palace near the cathedral, with a mixed bag of exhibits. These include a model of the pilgrimage church Vierzehnheiligen and…
Palace in Bamberg

Neue Residenz

This splendid episcopal palace gives you an eyeful of the lavish lifestyle of Bamberg’s prince-bishops who, between 1703 and 1802, occupied its 40-odd rooms that can only be seen on guided 45-minute tours (in German…
Historic Building in Bamberg

Altes Rathaus

Like a ship in dry dock, Bamberg's 1462 Old Town Hall was built on an artifical island in the Regnitz River, allegedly because the local bishop had refused to give the town's citizens any land for its construction. …
Monastery in Bamberg

Kloster St Michael

Above Domplatz, at the top of Michaelsberg, is the Benedictine Kloster St Michael, a former monastery and now an aged people’s home. The monastery church is essential Bamberg viewing, both for its baroque art and t…
Museum in Bamberg

Fränkisches Brauereimuseum

Located in the Kloster St Michael, this comprehensive brewery museum exhibits over a thousand period mashing, boiling and bottling implements, as well as everything to do with local suds, such as beer mats, tankards…
Area in Bamberg

Klein Venedig

A row of diminutive, half-timbered cottages once inhabited by fishermen and their families comprises Bamberg’s Klein Venedig (Little Venice), which clasps the Regnitz’s east bank between Markusbrücke and Untere Brüc…