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Abbeys

Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg

Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg, Germany

Photo of Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg taken from the grounds of the New Residence (Neue Residenz).

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City Halls

Old town hall of Bamberg

Old city hall of Bamberg, Germany

The old town hall (Altes Rathaus) of Bamberg was first mentioned in 1387. It is famous for its location on an artificial island in the Regnitz River and for the façade created by Johann Anwander. Today it houses a collection of Meissen porcelain and Strassbourg faience, generally known as Ludwig Collection Bamberg (Sammlung Ludwig Bamberg).

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Christmas Churches

City of Nativity Scenes

Part of a nativity scene in a church of Bamberg, Germany

More than thirty nativity scenes can be visited in the city of Bamberg. These are spread over the entire town and invite you to an exciting exploration of cribs as well as the places of Bamberg. The range extends from historical to modern models.

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Sculptures

Centurione I (1987) in Bamberg

Centurione I by Igor Mitoraj in Bamberg, GermanyThis sculpture was created in 1987 by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj. It is located near the Old Town Hall on the Lower Bridge in Bamberg. In the background, you can see Michelsberg Abbey, which is currently being renovated. [German]

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Palaces

New Residence in Bamberg

New Residence in Bamberg, Germany

The New Residence (Neue Residenz) of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops has over 40 staterooms featuring stucco-work ceilings. The furniture and the tapestries origins from the 17th and 18th centuries.The rose garden of the residence offers a fine view of Michelsberg Abbey.