Day #7 - Bamberg Germany (Page Twelve)
The first stop was at 1:00 PM at Zel Am Main where some of the passengers got off to do an extended tour. The ship departed Zel Am Main at 1:30 PM and arrived at Bamberg ay 6:30 PM where the we rejoined the ship.
Another 55 miles
We got a glass blowing demo right on board the ship
After cooling, it got additional decoration
Beautiful homes slide by as we headed to the next port
We walked through town
Smaller canals seemed to be everywhere
St. Elizabeth's Church
Did You Know? - St. Elisabeth’s Church was built as part of the St. Elisabeth hospital in Bamberg, and both date from the mid-1300’s. It was customary at the time to have a chapel attached to a hospital complex. Today the church is still an active part of the Catholic diocese in Bamberg.
Decorated year around
Our guide explained the reliefs on the side of the building
The inside was remarkable
The downtown area was loaded with murals
Need your shows fixed?
We walked across the square to the Bamberger Dom (Cathedral)
The Bamberger Dom
The spires are on the four corners of the chapel
Did You Know? - The Romanesque Bamberger Dom St. Peter and St. Georg belongs to the German imperial cathedrals and with its four towers is the dominant building of the world cultural heritage Bamberger Altstadt . It stands on the prominent elevation of the Domberg , which still has other historical buildings. On the inside, next to the Bamberger Reiter, are the tomb of the only Holy Roman Emperor and the only Papstgrab in Germany and north of the Alps.
It also was undergoing restoration
Metal plates in the walls lasted years and years
Our tour guide knew all the facts and figures
The walk continues into the walled part of the city
Metal roofs are used in many places
Neue Residenz (the "New Residence" of the prince-bishops)
Did You Know? - The Neue Residenz (New Residence) (1698–1704) was initially occupied by the prince-bishops, and from 1864 to 1867 by the deposed King Otto of Greece. Its Rosengarten (Rose Garden) overlooks the town. It has over 4500 roses.
OK... Who cheated and brought in a tulip?
Not time for roses in April
The dirt has been turned and roses planted
Looks like they are standing guard
The locals visit the garden on a regular basis
Great view of the city from the residence
Slate roofs last forever
St. Michael's Abbey
Did You Know? - Michaelsberg Abbey or Michelsberg Abbey, also St. Michael's Abbey, Bamberg (German: Kloster Michaelsberg or Michelsberg) is a former Benedictine monastery in Bamberg in Bavaria, Germany. After its dissolution in 1803 the buildings were used for the almshouse Vereinigtes Katharinen- und Elisabethen-Spital, which is still there as a retirement home. The former abbey church remains in use as the Michaelskirche.
The buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Town of Bamberg".
The horses play an important part of the statues in the church
The restoration was excellent... More work to be done!
Back to town
Fun to see the shops and signs along the street
The Wedgewood House
Quite a bright site to see
Did You Know? - One of the most unusual and colorful houses in Bamberg is the “Wedgewood” house. It is painted in Wedgwood blue and has white stucco design around the windows and doors. It looks like something from a fairy-tale. The house is the birthplace of Joseph Heller, a local businessman, historian and art collector. In fact, Heller left an art collection to the Bamberg State Library. Like many buildings, on the lower level of the blue house is a shop of some sort. Most of these colorful homes date back to the Middle Ages.
Decorated with frescoes
Amazing when the sun shines on it
This spot contained a picture obtained from internet using a Google search with no copyright markings for the purpose of showing a beautiful building was removed at the request of someone with nothing better to do!
“Untere Brücke (Lower Bridge) and Kleine Venedig (Little Venice)”
It's a stretch...
The river flows right through town
All our questions answered
Poseidon is nearby
Plaques for the fallen soldiers on WWII
Fallen victims of the holocaust
We caught the ship at 6:30 PM and were ready for dinner. We have an overnight trip to Nuremberg and will need our rest!