The 10 Best Things to Do in Bamberg, Germany

December 12, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Like Rome, Bamberg sits on seven hills, though these are lush, green Bavarian ones. You’ll find all sorts of architecture here, so enjoy exploring the cobbled streets. Plenty of shopping and museums await you, as do nine different breweries. The city loves markets and festivals, especially around Christmas.
Restaurants in Bamberg

1. Theater der Schatten

Katharinenkapelle | Domplatz, 96047 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany +49 951 2976200
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5 based on 146 reviews

Theater der Schatten

Reviewed By Fabian B

Fantastic experience! The actor was great, giving a very comprising overview of Bamberg's history. Very entertaining

Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany +49 951 95320
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5 based on 1 reviews

Bamberg Altstadt

From the 10th century onwards, this town became an important link with the Slav peoples, especially those of Poland and Pomerania. During its period of greatest prosperity, from the 12th century onwards, the architecture of Bamberg strongly influenced northern Germany and Hungary. In the late 18th century it was the centre of the Enlightenment in southern Germany, with eminent philosophers and writers such as Hegel and Hoffmann living there.

Reviewed By Mike N - New York City, New York

This preserved UNESCO site will allow your thoughts to take you through time to picturesque moments from the present to the Middle Ages. Simply gorgeous. It is a must see!

3. Altes Rathaus

Obere Muehlbruecke 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany +49 4909 51871871
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4.5 based on 583 reviews

Altes Rathaus

Reviewed By YTCHENG - Hong Kong, China

The Old Town Hall of Bamberg was located in the middle of Regnitz River and became a landmark there. All visitors passing by would stop here and took photos of this half-timbered house from different angles. Highly recommended.

4. Bamberger Dom

Domplatz 2, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany +49 951 5022512
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4.5 based on 783 reviews

Bamberger Dom

Reviewed By GRAHAM C - Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

This stunning building is the centre piece of Old Town Bamberg and houses the famous Bamberger Rider sculpture which was mistakenly identified by the Nazis. Unfortunately, whilst I was there the building was undergoing restoration inside and out which clouded my judgement. The surrounding area has some beautiful architecture and the rose garden next to the Dom would be spectacular when in bloom. Still as part of the medieval walking tour it is worth a visit.

5. Rose Garden at the New Residenz

Domplatz 8, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany +49 951 519390
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4.5 based on 466 reviews

Rose Garden at the New Residenz

Reviewed By Onleaveagain - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Garden forms part of the The New Residenz and contains thousands of roses. Not at their best at the time of our visit but worth a wander round. Garden also provides an opportunity to soak up the views over the town.

Altenburg, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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4.5 based on 195 reviews

Altenburg

Reviewed By nibblepibbley - Sheffield

Walk up from Bamberg is hardly strenuous if you are of fit mind and body. Views are nice but not spectacular. Much of the 'castle' was reconstructed in the period of the Romantic movement. It is all free, mind. Nice little restaurant in the courtyard where you can have a lovely beer before you head back. All-in-all a decent couple of hours spent.

7. Klein Venedig

Am Leinritt, 96047 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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4.5 based on 306 reviews

Klein Venedig

Reviewed By Sofi N - Athens, Greece

The title is filling you with expectations. That aside, is my favorite spot in Bamberg. The running water and the dam, the extended houses over the river, the bridge with the old town hall, all gives you a very nice feeling and fantastic photo shooting opportunities.

8. Alte Hofhaltung

Domplatz 7, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany +49 951 5190746
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Alte Hofhaltung

Reviewed By Xanerin - Alice Springs, Australia

You can really see why this area was used for the filming of the three musketeers. It is really beautiful with heaps of character. Loved the old architecture and flowers in the windows. Picture perfect moment.

9. Neue Residenz

Domplatz 8, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany +49 951 56351
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4 based on 268 reviews

Neue Residenz

Reviewed By Onleaveagain - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Impressive building located in close proximity to the Cathedral and Old Courtyard. Very similar in appearance to the Residenz building in Wurzburg but certainly not as large. Didn’t have time to visit inside during our guided tour but would visit next time. Adjacent rose garden is well worth wandering round as it provides views overlooking the town.

10. St. Michael's Church

Michelsberg, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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4 based on 183 reviews

St. Michael's Church

Reviewed By Xanerin - Alice Springs, Australia

Just when you have enjoyed every church you have seen, you stumble on yet another beautiful church. This church definitely is not small and is quite beautiful. Make sure you give yourself time to visit. Highly recommend.

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