Bamberg The Essential
This medieval town built on seven hills is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transformed in the 17C and 18C into a Baroque city by the prince-bishops and spared bombing during the war, Bamberg is now home to almost 2 300 listed historical monuments, including medieval churches, Baroque-style mansions and monumental buildings. Built on one of the hills, the old centre, with streets lined with antique shops and a cathedral dominated by four bell towers, is still the heart of the city and is the most important architectural masterpiece in the region.
This palace, Bamberg's largest,
From this the most downstream bridge of