Bamberg Germany: 1-day Itinerary

Bamberg is a city in Germany located in the state of Bavaria and is part of the Franconian region, a region that produces over 50 different types of beer.

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How to spend 1 day in Bamberg Germany

In this 1-day itinerary in Bamberg, discover the main attractions of the city.

Day 1 in Bamberg

Start the day by visiting Kloster Michaelsberg, a monastery perched on top of one of the 7 hills, and enjoy views of the city. Head to Neue Residenz and be sure to visit the courtyard with its beautiful garden.

The Alte Hofhaltung houses the city’s Historical Museum and is situated just a short distance from the Neue Residenz. Another attraction of the city is the Bamberg Cathedral, one of the most remarkable buildings in Bamberg with its Gothic-Romanesque architecture.

Visit Schlenkerla, a brewery located in the old town. From May until the end of September, it operates its Biergarten (Beer Garden).

The Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) is one of the symbols of the city and is located on the Obere Brücke bridge, from the bridge you will have beautiful views of Klein Venedig (the former fishing district along the Regnitz River).

Head to St. Martin, the city’s only Baroque church, and take a stroll along the Grüner Markt, an area with many shops and cafés.

Things to see

  • Kloster Michaelsberg
  • Neue Residenz
  • Alte Hofhaltung
  • Bamberg Cathedral
  • Schlenkerla
  • Altes Rathaus
  • Martin
  • Grüner Markt

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Sights in Bamberg

1. Altes Rathaus

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Carolinen StreetKarolinenstraße

The Old Town Hall in Bamberg is located in the Obere Brücke.

It has beautiful architecture with frescoes that adorn the facades.

Obere Brücke, 96047

2. Bamberg Cathedral

Bamberg Cathedral

The Bamberg Cathedral is one of the most notable buildings in Bamberg.

The cathedral was completed in 1012 and it contains numerous impressive sights.

Domplatz 2, 96049 

3. Alte Hofhaltung

Alte Hofhaltung Bamberg

The Old Court is considered one of the most amazing creations of the German Renaissance.

The Old Court accommodates the Museum of History and the St. Katherine’s Chapel.

Domplatz 7, 96049 

4. Neue Residenz

Neue Residenz Bamberg

The Neue Residenz was built between 1965 – 1704.

The state gallery contains a significant collection of old German and baroque paintings.

Domplatz 8, 96049

5. St. Michael’s Monastery

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The St. Michael´s Monastery is a former Benedictine monastery. It is located in one of the hills of Bamberg.

6. Altenburg Castle

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The Altenburg Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city.

It was almost completely destroyed in 1553 by margrave Alfred Alcibiades von Brandenburg-Kulmbach in the second margrave war.

In the Romance period, the Altenburg Castle was rebuilt.

Altenburg 1, 96049

7. Grüner Markt

Grüner Markt Bamberg

The Grüner Markt is a pedestrian area. It has many shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Grüner Markt, 96047

8. St. Martin’s Church

St Martin Bamberg

The St. Martin´s Church is located in the heart of the city.

It is the only baroque church in Bamberg.

Jesuitenstraße 1, 96047 

9. Breweries

Bamberg is part of the brewery region of Franconia (Bierfranken).

Nine breweries located within the boundaries of Bamberg produce more than 50 different types of beer. In the middle of the old part of Bamberg is the historic Schlenkerla Brewery.

Dominikanerstraße 6, 96049

Where to stay in Bamberg

1. Hotel National

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The Hotel National is located close to the Central Station.

All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, and hairdryer.

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Luitpoldstraße 37, 96052 

2. Hotel Villa Geyerswörth

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The Hotel Villa Geyerswörth is located in the old town area.

All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, and safe.

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Geyerswörthstraße 15 – 21a, 96047 

3. Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue

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The Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue is located near the Kaiserdom.

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, hairdryer, and coffee and tea-making amenities.

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Schönleinspl. 4, 96047

4. Best Western Hotel Bamberg Nichtraucherhotel

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The Best Western Hotel Nichtraucherhotel is located 600 meters (0.3 miles) from the Central Station.

All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk and hairdryer.

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Luitpoldstraße 7, 96052 

5. ibis Styles Bamberg

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Located in the historic city center, ibis Styles Bamberg offers modern, value-for-money accommodation.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a desk.

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Lange Str. 29, 96047 Bamberg, Germany

Shopping in Bamberg

There are many small specialty shops in Bamberg and are complemented by some popular brands.

Malls and Department Stores in Bamberg

1. Karstadt

Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Launder.

Grüner Markt 23, 96047

2. ERTL

The ERTL Mall is located 5 km from the Altes Rathaus.

Brands: Mango, Street One, Tom Tailor, Tommy Hilfiger, Zero.

Emil-Kemmer-Straße 19, 96103 Hallstadt

Plan your Trip

Bamberg has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Würzburg, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Munich, Erfurt.

Distances

Würzburg – 94.7 km (58.9 miles)

Nuremberg– 62.1 km (38.6 miles)

Frankfurt – 213 km (132 miles)

Munich – 233 km (145 miles)

Erfurt – 171 km (106 miles)

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See also

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