Monday, April 16, 2012

bamberg: michealsburg abbey and the cathedral

This is my final post on Bamberg.
I would apologize for the many many photos, 
but, i'm saving that for when it comes time to post about Prague.
I may have taken 1000 photos in three days.


Michealsburg Abbey was built in the late 12th century,
and can be seen from almost anywhere in Bamberg. 
I hiked up to this massive structure a few times-
the views overlooking the city were pretty incredible.








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And finally, the cathedral.
Founded in 1004, this cathedral holds the tombs of Henry II and Pope Clement II.
I did not go inside,
mostly because I couldn't figure out where the entrance was,
and also because I am usually more interested in the outside of a structure than the inside.








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The favorite part about Bamberg was all the old Medieval buildings and the hike up to Atenberg Castle.
Also, their famous beer,
known as Rauchbier,
or, smoked beer.
It tasted a little like bacon.
delicious.


I also had my first real hostel experience in Bamberg,
and let me tell you, I am not a fan-
at least of this particular hostel.
I learned quickly that I need to invest in a pair of good ear plugs.

If you are interested in visiting this charming little city,
it is just a 2-3 hour train ride north of Munich.
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18 comments:

Lauren said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I only wish we had more time in Germany to visit all these amazing places. Oh well, it's a reason to go back again ;) I have a question for you though! What the heck is the weather like?? I have zero idea what to pick :S Any advice would be great!!

Amber said...

That cathedral is gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! Your posts show me just how much I want to go to Europe! And Germany is def at the top of that list now! :)

Jamie said...

Great pictures! So pretty.

Jamie said...

What a fantastic city...

Taylor {CoverGirl and Converse} said...

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Ana F. said...

How pretty, Jessica! It looks like you had lots of fun.

Sorry about the hostel experience :(

At least you got to see a fantastic place! :)

Alex Butts said...

bacon flavored beer?? get in my belly!

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

bacon flavor beer? how do i get some?

ginanorma said...

Never too many! We love to experience it through you! 1000?! Wow, well, I would only imagine I'd be the same way...so glad you are sharing!

Ben & Cassie said...

I am travelling vicariously through you, keep the gorgeous pics coming.

Stephanie said...

So beautiful! Your pics are amazing!

Alyx said...

Your little town really does have so much to offer! I love it!
So beautiful.

Haley W. said...

Can't wait to see pictures of Prague...it's very high on my list of places to go! :)

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Melissa Estes said...

Ok Europe is now on my to do list! The pictures are stunning!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Beautiful! I hope I am able visit this city someday!

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