Altes Rathaus, Bamberg

4.8
Resting on an artificial island over the Regnitz River, Altes Rathaus, Bamberg's historic town hall, is one of the city's most iconic landmarks. According to legend, the citizens of Bamberg took ram stakes into the river to build the hall when the bishop refused to grant them any land for it. The building received its impressive Baroque and Rococo frescoes during the 18th century. Pass through large arches as you cross the bridge to the building, which divides the hillside Episcopal city from the bourgeois island city. Inside, you can visit the prestigious Rococo Hall and the Ludwig Collection, which includes precious porcelain. Plan to visit Altes Rathaus and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bamberg attractions using our Bamberg trip tool .
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  • amazing . The best story of how the locals get their own back on the upper class. to get this view you need to cross the bridge take the 1st left and left again and their it is the most wonderus site ...  more »
  • you can't miss it, and it is even more beautiful in person. see it from numerous angles. The paintings on the walls are fascinating  more »
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  • Love Bamberg. Great views and cool town. Well worth seeing.
  • Best thing to view in Bamburg. Well ... Except the breweries, they are the best 😁
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