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Bamberg Cathedral

Domplatz, 96049 Bamberg, Germany

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About Bamberg Cathedral

Founded in 1002 by Emperor Heinrich II and consecrated in 1012. After the first two cathedrals burned down in the 11th and 12th centuries, the current structure with four large towers, was built in the 13th century. The church contains many works of art, including the marble tomb of the founder and his wife, the Empress Kunigunde.


Attractions near Bamberg Cathedral

Wild Park Castle Tambach37.92km from Bamberg Cathedral

The Tambach Wildlife Park is an animal park in the Coburg district in Upper Franconia, which is connected to Tambach Castle in the district of the same name in the Weitramsdorf community. It is home to numerous, mainly native, wild animals that are kept in spacious enclosures. These include red deer, fallow deer, wild boar, bison, mouflon, and elk. Other large animal species in the wildlife park are Heck cattle and Sika deer.  Today the park is also home to wildcats, lynxes, and wolves.

Imperial Castle of Nuremberg50.11km from Bamberg Cathedral

A group of medieval fortified buildings on a sandstone ridge dominating the historical center of Nuremberg. The castle, together with the city walls, is considered to be one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortifications. It represented the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire and the role of the Imperial City of Nuremberg.

Albrecht Dürer's House50.14km from Bamberg Cathedral

Home of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer from 1509 to his death in 1528. It is now a museum dedicated to Dürer's life and work. The house was built around 1420. It has five stories; the bottom two have sandstone walls, while the upper stories are timber-framed; the entire structure is topped by a half-hip roof.

St. Sebaldus Church50.39km from Bamberg Cathedral

One of the most important churches of Nuremberg city, and also one of the oldest. It takes its name from Sebaldus, an 8th-century hermit and missionary and patron saint of Nuremberg.

Church of Our Lady50.56km from Bamberg Cathedral

An example of brick Gothic architecture, it was built on the initiative of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor between 1352 and 1362. Numerous works of art from the Middle Ages are kept in the church.

St. Lorenz50.9km from Bamberg Cathedral

A medieval church of the former free imperial city of Nuremberg, one of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. The building and furnishing of the church was cared of by the city council and by wealthy citizens. The west facade, dominated by the two towers is richly articulated, reflecting the wealth of the Nuremberg citizens.

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.