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Old October 18th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Bamberg, Deutschland: BIER SCHMECKER STADT!!!

Bamberg is a small city of 70,000 in the Upper Franconia region of Bavaria. Being one of the largest cities in Germany to escape any bombing during WWII, it is rich in medieval architecture. The Bamberger Dom (Bamberg Cathedral) was the temporary seat of the Holy Roman Empire in 1020 during the reign of Pope Benedict VIII. He was buried in the Dom and is the only papal burial outside of Italy and France. The Dom is also home to the famous Bamberg Reiter (Bamberg Rider) which is considered to be the first equestrian statue since classical antiquity.

Bamberg's other claim to fame is beer. Having 9 large breweries in the city along with nearly 300 in the region gives Bamberg the highest number of breweries per capita anywhere on the globe. The most famous of these is Schlenkerla Rauchbier (Smoke Beer)

Here's just a small sampling of what I saw in this amazing little town.


The Altes Rathaus








Neue Residenz




















This is Sunday in the Grunermarkt. Nothing was open and it still felt more alive than many places I'm familiar with in the states




This is the Schlenkerla Brewery, home of the famous and unique Rauchbier (Smoked Beer). At one point in history this brewery burned down and the beer that was found in the barrels afterward had a distinct smoky aftertaste. I'm not sure how they recreate it today without burning down a brewery every time, but it's fantastic with bacon.





This is called Little Venice:












I love watching busses maneuver medieval streets


The prideful people of Bamberg refuse to acknowledge that this statue is Poseidon and instead called it Gabelmann (Man with a fork)






This probably killed a few people back in the day


That's Altenberg up there


Michelsberg


The Bamberg Dom


Domplatz


Little Venice


The greatest building on the face of the earth. (Locals don't even give this place credit. It's a private residence tucked away in a quiet alley)


History Museum


The view from the Neue Residenz Rose Garden provides a breathtaking view of medieval layers















This is Schloss Seehof




Adorable public restrooms at the Bamberg ZOB (City bus tranfer point)








Bikes are everywhere!


More GABELMANN!






That's it. It's amazing how much you can find in every single small village in Bavaria.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #2
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Bamberg is awesome
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Old October 18th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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Germany is simply magical!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #4
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Bamberg is a real jewel! Thanks for the pictures!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #5
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Amazing, Stunning, Beautiful, there are so many ways to describe this city!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #6
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That place, looks indeed wonderful, great thanks for the photos
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Old October 19th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #7
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Wie Geil! Germany have such a jewels that are not so welll known... I was amazed when I discovered that land. I was fortunate to live there for three years and even though I tried my best and did visit a lot I still have many pearls like this to be discovered...

Vielen Dank für die Tollen Photos!
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Old October 20th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #8
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I am from Germany and had no idea that such a place exists. Bamberg was just another small town somewhere in the countryside for me. Very beautiful.
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very lovely town, would love to visit.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #10
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This does real justice to one of the most beautiful cities of the country! And you didn't even post photos of the famous places like Kloster Vierzehnheiligen in the immediate surrounding.

Maybe you could post some pics in Urban in German, too?
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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #11
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Great thread for showing a really nice city! Really worth to visit. Especially for me as a fan of timber-frame houses

Well done, ajknee
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Old October 21st, 2009, 02:15 AM   #12
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The Dom is incredibly beautiful and it's interesting that a Pope is interred in the Cathedral I thought all Popes were buried under St. Peter's Basilica anyways Bamberg is yet another remarkable German city.
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