Bamberg is Germany’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the third largest in Europe. Only Venice and Prague are larger. In my opinion, it’s also the prettiest city in Bavaria with a whopping 2500 historic buildings!
A large part of it’s charm is due to how much of the medieval city is still intact. Only 4% of Bamberg was bombed during WWII. This is in stark contrast to many other German cities like Dresden in which tragically 90% of the city center was bombed.
Join me on a photo journey to Bamberg which should be on every visitor to Munich’s list of day trips:
It wasn’t just me who loved Bamberg. Xavier and Isabel from Diario De A Bordo who were visiting us from Barcelona commented that it was “just as they pictured a Bavarian town”. There’s no doubt that Bavarian towns can be incredibly charming, like Burghausen for example, but Bamberg is something extra special. J.P. (my German husband) is not easily impressed. He frequently makes comments like “Yes it’s nice but it’s just a bunch of old buildings which I’m used to.” But even Bamberg surpassed his very high standards.
I’m just kicking myself that it took me so long to visit. Bamberg really should be on the “must see” list for anyone visiting Bavaria.
Stayed tuned for “Bamberg: An Insider’s Guide” in which I’ll give you all the tips you need to make the most of your visit.