Bamberg is a town in Germany. It is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz,
close to its confluence with the river Main. Bamberg is one of the few cities in Germany that
was not destroyed by World War II bombings because of a nearby Artillery Factory that prevented
planes from getting near to Bamberg. Bamberg is home to nearly 7,000 foreign nationals,
including over 4,100 members of the United States Army and their dependents.
The name Bamberg is supposed to have its origin in the House of Babenberg.
The Old Town Hall in Bamberg is one of the most important buildings that characterizes the historic downtown.
The emblem symbolizes the domination limit from an earlier period between the episcopal Bamberg and civil downtown.
It is built at the river Regnitz and the Upper and Lower Bridge ( originally a private bridge ) run away from him.
Inside that belongs to the city's museums Bamberg Ludwig Collection is issued, one of the biggest porcelain collections in Europe .
The New Residence (German:Neue Residenz) is a multi-winged listed building on Cathedral Square in the Upper Franconian Bamberg.
It was the former home of the Bamberger prince bishops. Today, the complex of sandstone, the State Library and the State Gallery of Bamberg is home.
The Rosengarten of the New Residence has a look at the Michael's Church and the roofs of the city citizen.
The Bamberg Cathedral consecrated 1237 is a great work of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic.
On 1 November 1007 was made at the request of Heinrich II the royal foundation of the diocese of Bamberg.
Five years later, on 6 May 1012, the cathedral that was in 1004 begun, was consecrated.
After two fires, 1018 and 1185 created the current cathedral with its four towers, two choirs,
crypt and western transept. Over the centuries, changed the interior appearance several times:
in the Baroque period, in the 19th and 20 Century.
The Bamberg Cathedral is especially famous for his artworks.
Around the eastern choir, the sculptures of the Hohenstaufen period (ca. 1230):
Synagogue, the Church, the choir reliefs barriers with the prophets and apostles, the Bamberger Reiter,
Pope Clement II, Bishop Dionysius, Mary and Adam gate with her sculptures.
Apart from the graves Pope Clement II (+1047) in the Western choral and King Konrad III. (+1152).
In the crypt, is the grave of the diocese of high Founder, of the holy Emperor Heinrich and his wife,
the holy Kunigunde, that 1513 Tilman Riemenschneider has created, is of particular importance.
Moreover, the altar by Veit Stoss (1523) in the south aisle as an outstanding artwork.