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.


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.


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.

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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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!!

Anonymous 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...

Wow, this looks amazing! What a beautiful place. I'd love to go there someday! Glad to see you enjoyed your visit!
Your blog is amazing, I really love it! Looking forward to your next post.
If you have the time, I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow! :)
Taylor {CoverGirl and Converse}

Anonymous 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 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's very high on my list of places to go! :)

Megan said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours and just added you to my list and following. Can't wait to read all about you. Have a great week! Megan

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!

Sailing with bare feet said...

Love your pictures!!
I have a May photo a day challenge coming up!! I hope you join in the fun!!!!