'It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time, which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction'- the words of the well known composer and author, E.T.A Hoffman, who was a resident of Bamberg in the early 19th Century.
Lying by the side of the beautiful Regnitz River, Bamberg is an old university town & the prime community of Upper Franconia, Bavaria. It's one of the most prominent hubs for various cultural festivals & activities in Germany, garnering a worldwide reputation with its famous symphony orchestra. The downtown area of the town is stepped in rich history with its elegant medieval architecture & 7 hills, all of which are crowned with churches.
Economical Stays in Bamberg
For those looking for cheap hotels in Bamberg, Wohnbar assures a great option. Set in a vintage building, this art nouveau-style polished hotel is located closer to Bamberg Historical Museum & Bamberg Cathedral. You will find yourself amidst contemporary rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi facility, flat-screen cable TV, kitchenettes and sofas are also there in some rooms. The hotel serves great breakfast buffet and you also have a cafe and bar here.
Hotel Europa is another top pick for cheap hotels in Bamberg. It's a brewery-turned hotel and the building dates back to 1423. You are getting decent no-nonsense rooms here which are tastefully decorated in Italian furnishing. Rooms offer flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. It's one of the most favorite budget Bamberg hotels with free breakfast buffet which is laid out in the pretty courtyard. The hotel's restaurant serves fine German cuisine.
Luxury Accommodation in Bamberg
If you are in the mood of a luxe setting in the city, Welcome Hotel Residenzschloss Bamberg is one among the best of luxury hotels in Bamberg. Overlooking the beautiful Regnitz River, this posh establishment is an esteemed name founded in 1787. Refined rooms are ready to welcome you amid all convenient amenities expected from plush Bamberg hotels- such as free Wi-Fi, desks, flat-screen TV, minibars, tea/coffee makers & sofas. Some of the rooms offer the desired river view. For ultimate comfort, there are suites with spa facilities.
The on-site amenities include complimentary breakfast, one terrace cafe, 2 restaurants, spa, hot tub, sauna & a stylish bar.
The Hotel Villa GeyerswÃ¶rth is another favorite for travelers looking for plush hotels in Bamberg. The sophisticated hotel boasts classy rooms with pretty garden or river views. All the rooms are fitted with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi while the suites even offer separate living area. The hotel sports an eclectic Mediterranean restaurant and a swanky lobby bar- along with sauna, exercise room, meeting room & business center.
Must Visit Sights in Bamberg
Start exploring the beauty of Bamberg with Bamberg Cathedral that dates back to 11th century. The main points of interest here are Prince's Doorway, tomb of Emperor Henry II and the tomb of pope Clement II. Don't miss out on the Alte Hofhaltung, which is considered as one among the finest of creations made during German Renaissance. At present, it houses Bamberg Historical Museum boasting epic collections of decorative & applied art. Then, you will simply love the Upper Bridge that houses the splendid Old Town Hall & also offers panoramic views of Bamberg's Little Venice- Klein-Venedig. The other important sights to include in your Bamberg list are Bavarian Lisberg Castle, Altenburg Castle and St. Michael's Monastery.