Bamberg Travel Guide

Bamberg is located in the north of Bavaria.

It is a university town and an important center for festivals and cultural activities. The historic center of the city is well preserved, with a medieval architecture and Unesco World Heritage.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Bamberg: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Altes Rathaus

Altes Rathaus

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

It has a beautiful architecture with frescoes that adorn the facades.

Obere Brücke, 96047

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 

Alte Hofhaltung

Alte Hofhaltung

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

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

Domplatz 7, 96049 

Neue Residenz

Neue Residenz

The Neue Residenz was built between 1965 – 1704.

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

Domplatz 8, 96049

St. Michael’s Monastery

St. Michael's MonasterySt. Michael's Monastery View

The St. Michael´s Monastery  is a former Benedictine monastery.

It is located in one of the hills of Bamberg.

Altenburg Castle

Altenburg Castle

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

Grüner Markt

Grüner Markt

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

Grüner Markt, 96047

St. Martin’s Church

St. Martin's Church

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

It is the only baroque church in Bamberg.

Jesuitenstraße 1, 96047 

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

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 hair dryer.

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Luitpoldstraße 37, 96052 

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, mini bar and safe.

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Geyerswörthstraße 15 – 21a, 96047 

Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue

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The Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue is located 0,6 km from the Kaiserdom.

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

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Schönleinspl. 4, 96047

Best Western Hotel Bamberg Nichtraucherhotel

Best Western Hotel Bamberg Nichtraucherhotel©Best Western Hotel

The Best Western Hotel Nichtraucherhotel is located 0,6 km from the Central Station.

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

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Luitpoldstraße 7, 96052 

Shopping

Shopping in Bamberg

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

Malls and Department Stores

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

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 – 94,1 km

Nuremberg– 68,4 km

Frankfurt – 211 km

Munich – 229 km

Erfurt – 173 km

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