Bamberg Germany

Old Town Hall, Bamberg Germany; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014
Old Town Hall, Bamberg Germany; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

How time fly’s by, Bill and I visited Bamberg Germany for the first time April 2011! We loved it so much when the opportunity to spend this month in Germany photographing Christmas Markets came up, we knew that the Bamberg Christmas Market would be on the list of places to see. 

We have spent a couple of days wandering the streets, visiting the familiar tourist attractions, as well as some of the coffee shops and breweries that we had visited before. We have also found some new favourites. 

This is the old town hall, and it doesn’t matter how many times I walk by, or which bridge I am on when I see it I think about taking a photo. According to legend the bishop of Bamberg would not grant the citizens any land for the construction of a town hall, so the townsfolk rammed huge wooden beams into the river Regnitz to create an artificial island on which they built the town hall. The location marks the old border of rule between the bishop, the ruling clergy and the local trades people on the island city. 

Old Town Hall, Bamberg Germany; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014
Old Town Hall, Bamberg Germany; copyright jmeyersforeman 2014

the old town hall at night. 

 

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6 thoughts on “Bamberg Germany

    1. Hi Wendy, thanks for taking time to comment, It is nice to hear you like the photos.
      Bamberg is a lovely historic city, one of the few Germany cities that did not get bombed during WWII.
      I think you might be quite suprised to find out that places like NYC and Dubai (just to name a couple) have been built up on what is referred to as reclaimed land, meaning massive amounts of rock and dirt are dumped into the water to build on!

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