Situated along the banks of the River Main, the city of Bamberg in Bavaria Germany is a popular and well known destination. The city centre which grew up around the original castle is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. Bamberg first shows up in the historic records in 902. From the mid 1200s, the Bishops of Bamberg were Princes of the Holy Roman Empire, and busied themselves constructing incredible buildings. You can see the results of their labour when you stay a few nights in a Bamberg hotel booked with HRS.
The old city centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its exquisite and plentiful historic medieval buildings. The Cathedral in the centre dates from 1237, and it contains the tombs of Emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II. The Altenburg Castle is quite impressive and well worth a tour as is the Michaelsburg Abbey. One other building of note is the Altes Rathaus, which you will find in the middle of a bridge over the River Regnitz.
There are several airports in the region that you can choose from. The closest airport with international connections in the Nuremburg Airport which is just 44 kilometres from Bamberg. Transfers from the airport are possible with taxi, shuttle bus and train as well as rental car. The train network in Germany is excellent and most major towns and cities are easily accessible. Bamberg is linked directly to the nearby cities of Nuremburg, Bayreuth and Wurzburg, and you can get express train to Bamberg from Berlin and Munich.
As with most Bavarian cities, Bamberg is famous for its beer. Bamberg, however, is famous for Rauchbier, or smoked beer, which is brewed locally at the Heller brewery. Apart from this large famous brewery Bamberg is home to eight traditional breweries, that’s one brewery for every nine thousand inhabitants. Hotels in Bamberg proudly boast their beer-producing heritage and the staff at Bamberg hotels are knowledgeable on the subject. Take a break, relax and enjoy a famous Bamberg beer on your next trip.
Bamberg is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which should come as no surprise since the city is marvellously well kept and a walking tour feels like time travel there. Housing the tombs of Emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II is the breathtaking Cathedral built in 1237. Many hotels in Bamberg are located in the historic centre and are only steps away from other monuments such as the Old Town Hall and the Klein Venedig, or little Venice. Ask the staff at hotels in Bamberg for local tourist information and delve into the atmosphere.