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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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Christmas Christmas Markets

Christmas market of Coburg

Christmas market in Coburg, Germany

The Christmas market on the market square of Coburg is framed by Renaissance facades and several corner oriels, which are known as Coburger Erker. Between the historic town hall and the former ducal chancery, visitors enjoy the Coburger Bratwurst, a sausage which is traditionally roasted over an open fire of pine cones. [German]

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Coat of arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Coburg

Manhole cover of Coburg, Germany

The manhole covers in Coburg show the city arms. They display the head of Saint Maurice, the patron of the city. According to legend, Saint Maurice died as leader of the Theban Legion a martyr’s death in the 3rd century. In general, this depiction of him is known as Coburger Mohr (Coburg Moor). [German]

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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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Architecture

Riding Hall in Coburg

Horse's head at the riding hall in Coburg, Germany

The Coburg Riding Hall (Coburger Reiterhalle) is in the immediate vicinity of Ehrenburg Palace (Schloss Ehrenburg). It was built in 1852 according to the plans of master builder Georg Konrad Rothbart. The sculptural horse’s head in the tondo directly above the pointed arch portal was created by Theodor Behrens. [German]

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Palaces

Ehrenburg Palace in Coburg

Ehrenburg Palace in Coburg, Germany

Ehrenburg palace (Schloss Ehrenburg) was the resdential palace of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg until 1918. It was built in the 16th century from a Franciscan monastery. The present façade in English Gothic Revival style was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the beginning of the 19th century. [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.