We stumbled upon this picture by chance while en route to Nuremberg, and decided to take a detour to the picturesque city of Bamberg. It was Daria’s first time visiting the incredible Old Town of Bamberg, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1993.
The Old Town of Bamberg is the largest preserved historical city centre in Germany and a source of many myths and legends. Its attractions include the impressive Bamberg Cathedral, the famous “little Venice,” and a network of small, crooked alleys framed by medieval buildings.
One of my favourite buildings in the Old Town is the Old Town Hall, with documentation dating back to 1387. But it’s no ordinary Town Hall; Bamberg’s Old Town Hall is situated in the middle of the river Regnitz, with a unique legend about its origin. According to the legend, the bishop of Bamberg was too greedy to provide suitable land for the Town Hall to be built on. The townspeople solved this problem by creating an artificial island from stakes and timber on which they built this remarkable structure.
The Old Town Hall is a masterpiece of baroque and rococo architecture and a precious landmark for the city of Bamberg. Daria couldn’t take her eyes off it, so I took the opportunity to capture this beautiful scene.