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Altes Rathaus, Bamberg

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Resting on an artificial island over the Regnitz River, Altes Rathaus, Bamberg's historic town hall, is one of the city's most iconic landmarks. According to legend, the citizens of Bamberg took ram stakes into the river to build the hall when the bishop refused to grant them any land for it. The building received its impressive Baroque and Rococo frescoes during the 18th century. Pass through large arches as you cross the bridge to the building, which divides the hillside Episcopal city from the bourgeois island city. Inside, you can visit the prestigious Rococo Hall and the Ludwig Collection, which includes precious porcelain. Plan to visit Altes Rathaus and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bamberg attractions using our Bamberg trip tool.
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  • This building is the highlight of the old city, perched on its own little island in the middle of the river. We did not enter, but simply admired the frescoes that cover the exterior.  more »
  • I walked past the building or I should say through it as I crossed the bridge without evening realiszing this was the old city hall. The building is very unique and beautiful from the outside. I also....  more »
  • Love Bamberg. Great views and cool town. Well worth seeing.
  • Best thing to view in Bamburg. Well ... Except the breweries, they are the best 😁

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