Bamberg is a charming historical city of kings and bishops, located in the Upper Franconia of Bavaria, Germany.
One of the attractions of Bamberg are observation decks and observation points, giving panoramic views of the city from a bird's-eye view.
This article presents a list of the main and most striking sights and museums of Bamberg, which are worth visiting first of all or if little time is allocated to the city.
Bamberg is known as the beer town of Franconia, where there are many breweries with inns.
First of all, Bamberg is famous for smoked beer with the aroma of smoke.
The Seehof Palace is the former summer residence of the Prince-bishops of Bamberg.
Part of the palace halls can be visited; weddings are held in the chapel.
The palace is surrounded by a park.
The Church of Our Lady or Upper Parish is a parish church in Bamberg, which is the only practically purely Gothic church in the city.
Maximilian Square is a city square in the historical center of Bamberg.
The square is decorated with a sculptural fountain and a New Town Hall, and on Christmas Eve it is the main Christmas fair of the city.
St. Michael's Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery in Bamberg.
In the monastery: a church with the grave of Otto I, a beer museum and a cafe.
There is a garden near the monastery. The terraces offer views of Bamberg.
Altenburg is a medieval fortress in Bamberg, located on the highest hill of the city.
Panoramic views open from the observation terraces and from the tower of the fortress.
The New Residence is a historic building in the center of Bamberg, which previously served as the residence of the Prince-Bishops of Bamberg.
The residence houses: a gallery, a library and a rose garden.
The Old Courtyard is a complex of historical buildings in Bamberg, which previously served as the residence of bishops.
Today there is a Historical museum and a theater in the Old Courtyard.