Old Town Hall | Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg is a city that is steeped in history, and nowhere is this more evident than in its charming old town. The winding streets, half-timbered houses, and historic buildings make this city area a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Bamberg in Germany. Bamberg old town is also a UNESCO world heritage sight.

One of the most remarkable buildings in the old town is the Old Town Hall. Built in the 15th century, the Old Town Hall is situated in the middle of the Regnitz River, and for many years it marked the border between the clerical, bishop-led Bamberg and the civil town centre.

Despite the odds, Old Town Hall has survived for centuries without being destroyed by war or other disasters. The only real threat to the building has come from the river itself, which has caused damage to the structure several times over the years.

But the Old Town Hall is just one of the many historic buildings and landmarks that can be found in Bamberg’s old town. From the magnificent Bamberg Cathedral to the quaint little houses that line the winding streets, there is no shortage of things to see and explore in this part of the city.

Overall, the old town of Bamberg is a true gem of a destination and a must-visit for anyone interested in history, architecture, or just wandering through charming, picturesque streets.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 14mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 7 in steps of 1 EV
Aperture: 9.5
Exposure time (middle): 4s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Size: 12.4 MPx
Date: Taken in February 2014
Location: Bridge south of the Old Town Hall in Bamberg
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

The Old Town Hall of Bamberg is part of the UNESCO World Heritage

The Old Town Hall and the whole town of Bamberg are part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1993.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Town of Bamberg 
» Other photos of the World Heritage: See more photos

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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