City Tour around Bamberg, Germany
Bamberg is a town in Upper Franconia, Germany, on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main.
The town dates back to the 9th century, when its name was derived from the nearby Babenberch castle.
Cited as one of Germany’s most beautiful town, with medieval streets and Europe’s largest intact old city wall, the old town of Bamberg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.
From the 10th century onwards, Bamberg became a key link with the Slav peoples, notably those of Poland and Pomerania.
It experienced a period of great prosperity from the 12th century onwards, during which time it was briefly the centre of the Holy Roman Empire.
Bamberg lost its independence in 1802, following the secularization of church lands, becoming part of Bavaria in 1803.