imperial palace of the prince-bishop and the emperor
( Kaiser Heinrich II) - when in Bamberg
and not traveling around in the
"Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation".
Bamberg, city, south central Germany, in Bavaria, on the Regnitz River. Manufactures include beer, electrical equipment, textiles, and leather goods.
across the old city
The city is famous for its many fine examples of German architecture from the 15th through the 17th century. Bamberg is the site of an 11th-century cathedral and two episcopal palaces.
St. Martin on the Market
the imperial grave of Kaiser Heinrich II (1002-1024) and his wife Kunigunde
( both later canonized)
by Tilman Riemenschneider
one of the most famous medieval sculptors.
A bishopric since 1007 and an archbishopric since 1802, Bamberg was ruled by bishop princes from the 13th century until 1801. It was annexed by Bavaria the following year. Population (1992 estimate) 70,700.
a granary on the Regnitz river
(a storage building for all kinds of necessaries, salt, oil, clothes, etc.)
the City Hall
(from the cathedral side)
City Hall murals
detail showing a three dimensional cherub
City Hall half timbered end
City Hall from the bridge over the Regnitz river side
(selling infant ware?)
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