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Altes Rathaus und Obere Brücke

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  • Jo

    According to legend, the bishop of Bamberg did not want to give the citizens a place to build a town hall. That is why the Bamberg piles rammed into the Regnitz and created an artificial island on which they built the town hall.

    Particularly noticeable are the frescoes, which also come into their own at night thanks to the lighting.

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    • November 29, 2017

  • Daniela

    View of the bridge town hall in Bamberg. The old town hall is one of the most impressive buildings in Bamberg, a symbol of the rulership boundary between the episcopal Bamberg and the bourgeois city center. The façade paintings with figurative elements are particularly beautiful - and the view of the Mühlenviertel on the left and Little Venice on the right (if you move towards the old town). And now another hidden object game: who can find the woman with the four breasts? :-)

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    • December 23, 2014

  • Daniel Frankenstein

    Old Town Hall, cathedral, special cellars, alleys, hidden statues, stories of the night watchmen ... and and and. Here a visit with open eyes and ears is worthwhile. Running the city needs conditioning, but it is rewarded.

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    • August 16, 2016

  • Gerd

    The old town hall is surrounded by fascinating architecture with wonderful façade painting, in the middle of a small island and is surrounded on both sides by the Regnitz.

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    • December 11, 2018

  • JR56

    The Old Town Hall in Bamberg is truly a curiosity: Just as astonishing as its history are the frescoes that adorn the facade of the building.
    They lend plasticity to the façade through illusory architecture. For amusement, there is always a special detail: the leg of one of the putti sticks out of the wall frescos as a sculpture. Today, the Old Town Hall houses the prestigious Rococo Hall and the Ludwig Collection.
    bamberg.info/poi/altes_rathaus-4656

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    • March 8, 2019

  • Andrea 🐾

    Just beautiful!! There is no more to be said!! You have to see.

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    • December 29, 2017

  • Marion

    Looks gorgeous at night when it's lit.

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    • October 28, 2017

  • Timber

    Undoubtedly the Old Town Hall is one of the most famous sights and most popular photo opportunities in Bamberg. If you are taking part in a city tour or city tour in Bamberg for the first time, you will probably wonder why the town hall was built above a river. The citizens of Bamberg or the staff of the tourist office tell in response to this legitimate question a quite believable sounding legend: When the Bamberg citizens long ago wanted to build a town hall, they met with the Bamberg bishop with their desire on deaf ears. Allegedly, there is no suitable place in the city to build such a building. But the proud citizens of Bamberg could not be so easily dismissed. They rammed strong piles into the river Regnitz and created an artificial island in the middle of the river, on which the town hall was built afterwards. This location is at the same time a remarkable symbol of the power relations at that time: The city hall stands exactly on the old dividing line between episcopally characterized mountain town and bourgeois

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    • September 25, 2019

  • Anke 🤗

    Whoever didn't see it wasn't in Bamberg.

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    • September 8, 2020

  • desu

    the old town hall, an absolute highlight

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    • April 1, 2019

  • Patty

    A really nice building, a detour worth it

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    • August 22, 2017

  • Jo

    According to the legend, the Bishop of Bamberg did not want to provide citizens with space for the construction of a town hall. Therefore, the Bamberg piles rammed into the Regnitz and created an artificial island on which they built the town hall.

    Particularly striking are the frescoes, which also come into their own at night thanks to the lighting.

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    • January 2, 2018

  • Gabi 🌻

    A real highlight of Bamberg.

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    • January 19, 2020

  • Stephanie

    The Obere Brücke is probably the oldest and most original that was built over the Regnitz. It connects the island city with the mountain city.

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    • August 7, 2020

  • Ralneb🙈🙉🙊

    Very nice old building with history worth a visit.

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    • July 12, 2019

  • Heiko Edelmann

    Very nice building - it will be remembered :)

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    • January 5, 2020

  • Rosefahrer

    One of the most photographed buildings in the city.

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    • July 28, 2020

  • Elmbiker

    An experience to walk through the archway. Nice to look at from both sides.

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Peter

    A tram operated in Bamberg from 1897 to 1922, with a line going over the Obere Brücke directly through the old town hall.
    You can find interesting information and pictures on the website: strassenbahn-bamberg.de
    strassenbahn-bamberg.de/bildergalerien/kaulberg-schranne-obsandstr-obbruecke-obstmarkt

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    • January 18, 2021

  • Timber

    The former fishing settlement in the Bamberg island town is affectionately known as "Little Venice". Dense half-timbered buildings and tiny gardens define the image of this district.
    Most of the half-timbered houses date from the Middle Ages. Along the Regnitz they are lined up in a nicely decorated row, boats bob about at the landing stages in the front gardens. With the excursion boat you drive past this unique row of houses today.

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    • September 25, 2019

  • Thomas T.

    Great view from here.

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    • August 20, 2018

  • Gerd

    A smoked beer is a matter of taste - it tastes only after the 3rd glass ;-) Highly recommended is also a visit to Ambräusianum - the smallest inn brewery in Bamberg.

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    • December 13, 2018

  • Stefan

    Bamberg always worth a trip

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    • July 15, 2019

  • Joachim

    The façade paintings from the year 1755, originally created by Johann Anwander, are very beautiful. In the years 1959 to 1962 a new lapping was done by Anton Greiner.

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    • September 11, 2019


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