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St. Michael's  
   

St. Michael's

This eleventh century Benedictine monastary sits atop one of the highest of the seven hills overlooking the city. The modern monastary was largely rebuilt after fire damage in 1610, and thus combines the architectural styles of the original Romanesque with the later, slightly less inspiring, Gothic. In the cellars of the front courtyard you can also find the Frankisches Brauereimuseum, which shows off the fine history of Bamberg\'s brewing industry, from the time of the monk\'s first beers to the modern day. (Unfortunately it was closed when we were there) Why is there a statute of what appears to be Mercury in front of the church? I have no idea except maybe as a speedy messenger service for prayers to God.
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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