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.
November 29, 2017
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? :-)
December 23, 2014
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.
March 8, 2019
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
September 25, 2019
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.
January 2, 2018
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
January 18, 2021
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.
September 25, 2019
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