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Bamberg's Brueckenrathaus  
   

Bamberg's Brueckenrathaus

Bamberg's town hall is built on a bridge over the Regnitz River. It serves both as a town hall and occasional exhibition center.The 15th century half-timbered building falls all the way down the side of the bridge almost into the river itself. Hovering over the two bridges is the newer part of the Townhall, built in the 18th century in a garish Baroque style. The colourful frescoes on the sides of the building are just fantastic, and make this one of the most unusual and most picturesque town halls in all of Germany, if not Europe.Why was the Town Hall built on this *strange* location? The legend explains that the unusual construction site was chosen because the Bishop refused to grant the citizens a building site for the Town Hall that the citizens wanted to have. Maybe it was a good thing because the current Town Hall is magnificent the way it stands today and the location very different and unique!
Bamberg, Germany & Surrounding Areas

November 5th 2005
Weekend before last we decided to see a little more of Germany and took a ride to Bamberg, about an1 1/2 hour drive north of Ansbach. Bamberg was founded about 900 A.D. and was fortunate not to suffer any bombing damage during World War II. A thousand-year cultural and architectural site, UNESCO declared Bamberg a world heritage city in 1976. It is a beautiful town with unforgettable small and wi ... read more
Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Bamberg

German Flag As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20t... ... read more
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