Bamberg

City

Beautiful and romantic middle sized German town with its old town been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Why Bamberg is the best city to live and study German in Germany

Bamberg is a classic and contemporary city with street cafés, unspoilt, well-preserved architecture, smoked beer, Franconian wine, and beautiful scenery. It is very easy to feel comfortable in Bamberg.

History: Bamberg, formerly an imperial city, is situated in northern Bavaria and is regarded as one of Germany's most charming cities.

When Heinrich II became King of Germany in 1002, he selected Bamberg as his preferred home, laying the groundwork for the city's growth, which began in the Romanesque period and culminated in the Baroque period.

UNESCO designated Bamberg as a "World Heritage" site in 1993.

Despite the fact that the town suffered little damage during WWII, it still has many magnificent mediaeval architectural elements and around 3000 historical buildings.

The cultural and active life in Bamberg is very diverse, owing to the city's rich past and the university's and church's impact on cultural life.

There are 13 museums, 10 galleries, and eight theatres to select from. Additionally, it is home to the Bamberger Symphoniker, a world-renowned classical orchestra.

There are street festivals, pubs, and clubs for people who like to party in the night.

Volleyball, badminton, rowing, tennis, cycling, golf, hiking, climbing, and rollerblading along the canal are just a few of the activities available in and around Bamberg.

A culinary delight: Numerous century-old buildings include taverns serving home-brewed beer and Franconian, as well as Bavarian, cuisine.

The slogan of Bamberg's nine beer breweries, as well as the many Franconian wines and bread varieties, is "great variety and old traditions".

Discover Bamberg with us, relax in beer gardens, and sample regional specialities: Franconian wine, smoked beer (for example, 'Schlenkerla'), and a variety of sausages and bread are served along with it.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions, and things to do and see in Bamberg

  • Discover Bamberg, considered one of the most romantic cities in Germany.
  • Experience street festivals, bars and clubs.
  • Listen to a concert by the Bamberger Symphoniker, a world-renowned classical orchestra.
  • Taste the beer from ten breweries in Bamberg and over 100 in the surrounding area.
  • Visit 13 museums, ten galleries, and eight theatres.
  • Visit the cathedral and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bamberg.

Most important events and festivals in Bamberg

  • Bamberger Kurzfilmtage in January: Short film festival.
  • Sandkerwa in August: Folk festival.
  • Blues and Jazz festival in August.
  • Bamberg Zaubert in July: a festival for magicians and artists.
  • Sandkerwa beer festival in August.
  • Christmas Markets in December.

Location

CityBamberg
CountryGermany
Population (hab)76,674
Latitude49.899363
Longitude10.903940
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)262

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Schools

Treffpunkt Language Institute

Treffpunkt Language Institute

Since 1995, one of Germany's major language institutions has occupied two floors of a modern building in the city center's pedestrian area

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