The Best of Bamberg in a Day

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.

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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!

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  • Reply Giulia Malano July 31, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Stunning place and pictures.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey July 31, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    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!

  • Reply GiGi Eats July 31, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    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!

  • Reply Alice Megan July 31, 2018 at 9:47 pm

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

    • Reply Prerna November 9, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      It sure is. You must go.

  • Reply Jennifer July 31, 2018 at 11:58 pm

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

  • Reply Ebonye August 1, 2018 at 3:02 am

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

  • Reply Mama in Heels August 1, 2018 at 4:14 am

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

  • Reply Charli Bruce August 1, 2018 at 9:19 am

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

  • Reply Lorelle August 1, 2018 at 11:45 am

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

  • Reply Rosey August 1, 2018 at 4:31 pm

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

  • Reply Ching August 1, 2018 at 11:38 pm

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

  • Reply Jean Exum Sauban August 2, 2018 at 2:42 am

    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.

  • Reply kylie cre8tone August 2, 2018 at 4:03 am

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

  • Reply Pooja Kawatra August 2, 2018 at 8:00 am

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

  • Reply sammi August 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm

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

  • Reply Jona Shares August 2, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    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.

  • Reply Heather August 2, 2018 at 5:09 pm

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

  • Reply Debby August 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

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

  • Reply LavandaMichelle August 2, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    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! 🙂

    • Reply Prerna November 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm

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

  • Reply vikramjit singh August 6, 2018 at 8:46 am

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

    • Reply Prerna Harsh August 10, 2018 at 8:25 am

      Thank you Vikramjit. Good to know you like reading our blogs 🙂

  • Reply ranjot December 11, 2018 at 11:28 am

    such a great article thanks for sharing

  • Reply cheema April 17, 2019 at 8:25 am

    hello prerna ,

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

    • Reply Prerna April 17, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Cheema, do share your experience of visiting Bamberg 🙂

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