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Bamberg River Cruises

About Bamberg

The medieval city of Bamberg is situated on the Regnitz River, which flows into the larger Main River less than two miles away. The city is located around 40 miles north of Nuremberg and 60 miles east of Wurzburg, and these two cities commonly sandwich Bamberg on river cruise itineraries which explore the Rhine and Main. The layout of the town over the seven hills offers attractive views of the neighbouring scenery from some areas within the city limits, over towards the foothills of the Steigerwald National Park. The earliest recorded mention of Bamberg was in the early 10th century and the town has a rich history populated by major events such as the 17th-century witch trials and the Bamberg Conference which Hitler convened in 1926. Nowadays, it is an altogether more peaceful destination with an effortlessly relaxed atmosphere.

Exploring Bamberg

Bamberg is populated by a wealth of beautifully preserved buildings which have led to the city centre being designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is built over seven hills, atop each of which is a church. This leads to comparisons to Rome, something which Bamberg prides itself on. Indeed, a lot of the charm of Bamberg comes from its medieval architecture, making the city a delight to explore on foot.

Bamberg Cathedral, or the Dom, originally built in 1007 before burning down twice and being completed in current form in 1237, offers fine examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It’s impossible to miss and dominates the skyline, boasting no fewer than four lofty towers at each corner. The Church of St Martin meanwhile, is another popular architectural attraction and is the city’s only church to be built in the baroque style, while St Michael’s Monastery offers some beautiful interiors and impressive views of the city. One of the most interesting and unique buildings to see in Bamberg, however, is the Rathaus, or City Hall, which is located half-way across the Obere Brucke bridge and which houses a royal library and various collections.

A little way out of the city centre itself lies another of Bamberg’s most celebrated attractions the Altenburg. If you’re feeling active, you can reach this fascinating hilltop castle on foot by way of a scenic trail or by taking a taxi, though some excursion operators offer city tours which also call at the castle. Most of it has been rebuilt over the years and despite not being one of Germany’s most ancient castles, it is a delight to explore and is an excellent piece of architecture in its own right.

Bamberg tips

When it comes to the local brew, Bamberg is known for its smoked beer, with no fewer than eight different breweries in the town. Though beer-lovers’ tastes can vary, it’s definitely worth sampling the local Rauchbier when you pay the city a visit, whether you’re an aficionado or not.

Bamberg Itineraries

Mainz

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

9 sailing dates April 2020 to November 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Amsterdam

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

4 sailing dates May 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Miltenberg

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2020
14 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Hungary , Budapest

Receive up to €400 FREE to spend on-board per couple! Limited time only!

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Amsterdam

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

10 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings of up to £6,000 per couple! Limited time only!

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Koln

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

17 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Belgrade

Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise from Bucharest

6 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2021
22 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Dürnstein

Paris Escape & Splendours of Europe from Paris

14 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £4249pp
Miltenberg

Prague Highlights & Splendours of Europe

15 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Rhine & Danube Symphony

2 sailing dates June 2020 to July 2021
7 Nights From Passau , to Germany , Cologne
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Bratislava

Christmas Markets of Europe from Budapest

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Bamberg

Highlights Of The Rhine & Main

9 sailing dates March 2021 to December 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nuremberg
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Bamberg

European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam

23 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Budapest
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Miltenberg

European Gems - Amsterdam to Budapest

24 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,000 per couple! Staterooms selling fast!

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Budapest

European Gems - Budapest to Amsterdam

23 sailing dates March 2021 to November 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings of up to £2,000 per couple! Staterooms selling fast!

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Bamberg

Three Rivers Cruise - Amsterdam to Nuremberg

3 sailing dates May 2020 to May 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nuremberg

Includes HUGE savings of up to 20%!

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Bamberg

Treasures of the Rhine - Nuremberg to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings of up to 40% plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers | LIMITED TIME ONLY!

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Amsterdam

Treasures of the Rhine - Amsterdam to Nuremberg

2 sailing dates September 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nuremberg

Includes HUGE savings of up to 40% plus FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers | LIMITED TIME ONLY!

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Würzburg

Grand German Sojourn - Eastbound

1 sailing date May 2020
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nuremberg
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Vienna

Christmas time from Budapest to Basel

1 sailing date November 2020
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Switzerland , Basel
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Bamberg

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

4 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
28 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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