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Bamberg might not feature on the high-end traveller’s accounts of Germany that you might encounter, but a day’s drive to this scenic town is worth every minute you spend inhaling the fresh countryside! If you wish on taking a fairly less travelled road, (and we promise you this is one!), take your next road trip to Bamberg Germany for a day of sightseeing and frolicking by the Regnitz river!

Fact: Bamberg is an UNESCO heritage city that is almost a 1100 years old primarily remarked for its rich fascinating medieval architecture &. Fortunately, Bamberg wasn’t heavily bombarded during the WW II which means a lot of the buildings are still intact as they were throughout 1000 years. Many historical anecdotes entail the cute town’s folklore existence.

Discover Bamberg in Germany

Beautiful Bamberg, Germany

Beautiful Bamberg & its Many Attractions

Take the Cruise

Let the quaint charm of this small town not fool you: Bamberg is also called Little Venice. Thanks to the many sights it offers to travellers and tourists that make it akin to the historic Italian city. You can take a riverside cruise tour with an audio guide that makes the sights come alive.

Also Read: 7 Days in Germany Itinerary

things to do in Bamberg Germany

Also called the Little Venice

Get a Taste of History

You might want to take an extra few minutes to marvel at the Altes Rathaus, or the Bamberg Town Hall, that stands tall bang in the midst of the River Regnitz! The Gothic- inspired architecture might look untouched, but the building has actually been retouched with Baroque and Rococo elements from the mid eighteenth century. Tall arched bridges connect the structure to either side of the riverbank.

things to do in Bamberg Germany

Traditional Medieval Bamberg – so pretty



things to do in Bamberg Germany

View from the Altes Rathaus Bamberg Germany

The Bamberg Cathedral

The Bamberg Cathedral is another fascinating sight to visit whilst in town. The archaic church was built as early as the 1002, having been commissioned by the Emperor Heinrich II. If you are lucky, and chance upon the Cathedral on a day when Church service is proceeding, you may get to witness an elaborate organ concert. However, despite a church proceeding, the guided tours are well worth a visit, as the Cathedral houses the tombs of some of Bamberg’s beloved royals.

While some consider a private tour guide too expensive to hire, it might be worth considering, for this mystic cathedral hides many a historic enigma behind it’s clandestine Gothic pillars. So consider the enormous amount in Euros that you might have to cough up for a private tour. Or just take a walk around yourself. Also note that a private tour is relatively rare and might require the Church Administration to permit the tour.

The Kettenbrucke Bridge

Remember to take a walk down the Kettenbrucke Bridge, also called the love lock bridge. Rumour has it that many a lovers have travelled from faraway lands to anoint their love and proclaim it to the world by leaving locks behind on the bridge’s railings.

Spend time walking around here and do remember to snap lots of photos! You might not consider this one of Bamberg’s best attractions, but the spot has managed to draw quite the crowd in recent years.

Central Market Bamberg

Not bad for a long walk, ah? The Kettenbrucke Bridge

love locks Bamberg

And couples can even lock their love here

Outdoorsy Cafes & Pubs

Bamberg was hitherto known and cherished for it’s other-worldly charm. Popular as a getaway from the busy streets of Berlin, the town became well known for it’s outdoor cafes and pubs. Some of the best known breweries, in fact, can be found serving top notch alcohol. And while you might consider that a small town like Bamberg might call for early nights, let it’s rustic beauty not fool you! Most pubs and bars in the area are open till the wee hours of the morning. In fact some cafes serving wholesome, satisfying food.

things to do in Bamberg Germany

Walk down the narrow lanes and make way towards the pubs and cafes

things to do in Bamberg Germany

One bowl full of happiness and calories

Take a Long Walk

A valuable recommendation would be to take a long walk around the town after a meal. To help your visual and olfactory senses slowly bring themselves to the end of the day.

The disarming allure of the Gothic architecture is all lit up at night, and the river stands silent as a bystander to the town’s shenanigans. Make sure you have an ice cream at the famous parlours in town before you head off to hit the sack!

Of all things to do in Bamberg Germany, this has been a consistent favourite with tourists!

Comments:

  • Giulia Malano

    July 31, 2018

    Stunning place and pictures.

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  • July 31, 2018

    I have to admit I’ve never looked into all the things you can do in Bamberg – it sounds like such an amazing place to go and visit though! Sounds great!

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  • GiGi Eats

    July 31, 2018

    I’ve never even heard of Bamberg before so thank you for bringing it to my attention!!! It’s absolutely breath taking, a must travel to for sure!

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  • Alice Megan

    July 31, 2018

    How have I never heard of this place before? It looks amazing!

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    • Prerna

      November 9, 2018

      It sure is. You must go.

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  • July 31, 2018

    Wow your photos and post definitely make it feel like I’m actually there. Looks amazing!!

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  • Ebonye

    August 1, 2018

    I’ve never heard of Bamberg before. Thank you for sharing your tips and experience! I’ll definitely keep this in mind!

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  • Mama in Heels

    August 1, 2018

    What a beautiful place! I have never heard of Bamburg but will have to add this to our travel list. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Charli Bruce

    August 1, 2018

    I’ve never been to Germany before, let alone Bamberg. It looks like an amazing place to visit x

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  • August 1, 2018

    This is great. Going to add this to my list for Germany next year. What a fairytale village! 🙂

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  • Rosey

    August 1, 2018

    What what what?? I can see why it is called Little Venice. I would love to go!

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  • Ching

    August 1, 2018

    This place looks so rich in cultuRe and architectural design. I love traveling to spots where I learn something new!

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  • August 2, 2018

    I’d say capping off a tourism day with ice cream is a must do in almost any beautiful city. Bamberg’s might be off the beaten path, but it looks beautiful.

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  • August 2, 2018

    The views are so amazing!.. I wish I could be in Germany one day… this place is so beautiful!

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  • August 2, 2018

    What a breathtaking place and love the colours in your photos as if I am already going through that place.

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  • August 2, 2018

    Interesting place. Are the houses mostly painted yellow, or is it the same house from a different angle.

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  • August 2, 2018

    Wow, the place is just amazing! Super beautiful! I wish we could also visit the place together with my husband. Cruising together sounds very romantic too.

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  • Heather

    August 2, 2018

    I’ve never heard of this place but it’s stunning! I love the bright colors.

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  • August 2, 2018

    What a beautiful quaint city! My daughters have been to Berlin and Munich but this is breathtaking.

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  • August 2, 2018

    What an amazing post! I don’t think I’ve heard of this place before. I want to jump through the screen, this place looks AMAZING. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Prerna

      November 9, 2018

      Glad you like it so much, Lavanda. Hope you get to visit soon 🙂

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  • vikramjit singh

    August 6, 2018

    What a stunning and excellent place. Your blog is also beautiful. I am always excited about searching for new places on your blog.

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  • December 11, 2018

    such a great article thanks for sharing

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  • April 17, 2019

    hello prerna ,

    really very helpful article , thanks for sharing this helpful article with us

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    • Prerna

      April 17, 2019

      Thanks Cheema, do share your experience of visiting Bamberg 🙂

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  • May 31, 2020

    Hey Prerna,
    It’s really an amazing article.. I like this very much.

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