The lush green countryside around Bamberg is a charming setting for the seven-hilled town that residents of Bamberg like to compare to Rome. The hills are dotted with an abundance of medieval churches – there are nearly two and a half thousand listed buildings in total – and in 1993, two decades after the town celebrated the 1,000th anniversary of its founding, Bamberg was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. But there's more to Bamberg than architecture: with modern shops, a buzzing nightlife, nine breweries producing over 50 different types of beer, and active and varied cultural programme including a world-class symphony orchestra, the town is a perfect place for a short break.
Bamberg Tourist information
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