A Day In Bamberg, Germany

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The Old Town Hall

  Saturday, December 10, 2011

Today was a whirlwind tour exploring Bamberg. With the short winter daylight and the 2 hour train ride each way from Munich, I didn’t have much time to see the city and the Christmas Markets of Bamberg but I put a brisk step in my walk and  gave it my best try.  First impression – Bamberg is beautiful and  much bigger than I expected.  The Christmas Markets were a little disappointing being much smaller than expected and selling some strange items that I would not shop for in this setting – such as panties, ( seriously – the plain white kind),  kitchen gadgets and purses for example.  Items such as those do nothing to add to my Christmas spirit.   But the Old Town, which survived WWII intact, made up for any short comings. The Old Town has a  charming medieval feel on a hilly terrain with surprising pictuesque  views every time you turn a corner. Plus Bamberg also has a Katie Wohlfahrt Christmas Shop -a treat in itself. Bring your credit card (Or shop online.)  You will not leave empty handed . I also had a wonderful German lunch of potatoe soup and the day was so mild I sat outside to eat and people watched at the same time.  On the way back to the train station, I found a DM Store which sells the brand of Balea face creams and such that I love and they are inexpensive.  I bought a bag full! So I were successful with making the best of our time.

.Bamberg  Christmas Markets photos are in the next blog…….

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Frescoes on the Old Town Hall

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St. Peter and St George Cathedral built in 1237

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Little Venice in Bamburg

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A Shifty Looking Character…..

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lance
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 20:43:32

    I recently stumbled on your blog – very nice job! You are a hearty soul – Bamberg as a day-trip fom Munich makes for a long day! I’ve been twice, both as a daytrips from near-by Nuremberg. The heart of the old city is perhaps one of the best in all of Franconia/upper Bavaria and your photos did a really nice job showcasing the city.

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    • jeannieadams
      Mar 16, 2013 @ 13:48:53

      Thanks for taking the time to drop a line and for the compliment. I loved Bamberg and Nuremberg – all of Germany actually. As for my hearty soul – I have energy abounding when I travel – so much to see and I don’t want to miss any of it. Happy Travels!

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