Magnificent Europe River Cruise: BAMBERG, GERMANY

Bamberg is a town in Upper Franconia, Germany close to the River Main. A large part of the town has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993. Its history goes back to post-Roman times; recorded mentions of it date back to 902.

It ws cold and drizzly when we began our guided walk, and turned to colder and rain by the time we finished. But we enjoyed the tour regardless, and got a few good pictures.

river-view

city-gate

City gate

A particularly fascinating feature is the town hall—it is situated in the middle of the river rather than on land. The story goes that during the early days of city development when the people wanted a city hall, the prince-bishop who owned the village would not allow it on his land—so they built it across the river! It’s a very impressive structure with intriguing artwork.

Town Hall

Town Hall

The view of the river was one of the most charming we’ve seen.

river-view3

NOTE TO FOLLOWERS/READERS: We are currently in Prague, and have been here for four days. We disembarked the cruise in Budapest where we spent a couple of days before taking the train here. Today, we board another train to Vienna for six days. Will catch up on this blog as time allows…stay posted!

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