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Cruises to Bamberg

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Bamberg (Photo:LaMiaFotografia/Shutterstock)

About Bamberg

When an entire town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you know it must be something special. Bamberg, in the Franconia section of Bavarian Germany, has held its UNESCO designation since 1993 due to the beautifully preserved structures dating from the 11th to 19th centuries. It serves as a port stop on any river cruise that sails the Main River.

Laid out over seven hills and located at the confluence of the Regnitz and Main rivers, Bamberg is divided in half with old and new sections. To reach old Bamberg, visitors must walk through the Altes Rathaus (old City Hall), built on a small man-made island in the middle of the river because the prince bishop who ruled the city in the mid-14th century would not give the residents permission to build a city hall on any of the land he owned (which, at that time, included the entire city).

In Bamberg, visitors will find shops, taverns (all offering the city's trademark smoked beer), a handful of museums and lots of great photo opportunities.

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Viking Baldur
Viking Baldur

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Grand European TourDetails

126 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Baldur

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126 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Lofn

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

144 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
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Viking Tir (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

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18 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
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Splendours Of EuropeDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Paris To Prague & Splendours Of EuropeDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Grand European TourDetails

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Grand European TourDetails

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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Scenic
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Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
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Nov 21, 2023
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68 Reviews
Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Avalon Waterways
Dec 16, 2023
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More about Bamberg

Why go to Bamberg?

Pros:

Sights in scenic Bamberg -- which itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- date as far back as the 11th century

Cons:

Though visitors have to walk to reach the old part of the city from the new, the town is hilly so it can be a bit taxing

Bottom Line:

Bamberg is a unique and charming city that has been recognized worldwide as a point of interest

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The euro is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted and there are numerous ATMs in the city. Visit www.xe.com for current exchange rates.

Language?

The official language in Bamberg is German, though many people, particularly in restaurants and shops, speak English.


Bamberg Cruise Reviews
Bamberg is a very pretty town. No wonder movies are made there. a very pretty Read More
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umbrellagirl
Beautiful city with a lot of history that is known for its smoked beer.Read More
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chonkod
Beautiful city. Read More
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EasternOregon
Boarding port was 'simplistic' at best.Read More
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