Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany, located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main. Its historic city center is a listed UNESCO world heritage site.
The Old Town of Bamberg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, primarily because of its authentic medieval appearance. The city established a documentation centre in 2005 to support World Heritage activities. Some of the main sights are:
- Bamberg Cathedral (1237), with the tombs of emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II;
- Alte Hofhaltung, residence of the bishops in the 16th and 17th centuries;
- Neue Residenz, residence of the bishops after the 17th century;
- Bamberg State Library in the New Residence;
- Old Town Hall (1386), built in the middle of the Regnitz River, accessible by two bridges;
- Klein-Venedig ("Little Venice"), a colony of picturesque fishermen's houses from the 19th century along one side of the river Regnitz;
- Michaelsberg Abbey, built in the 12th century on one of Bamberg's "Seven Hills";
- Altenburg, castle, former residence of the bishops.