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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

Budapest

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Budapest to Cologne

3 sailing dates July 2021 to July 2022
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Germany , Cologne
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Cochem

River Romance from Nuremberg to Trier

1 sailing date May 2021
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Trier
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Prague

Christmastime from Basel to Nuremberg

2 sailing dates December 2021 to December 2022
11 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Prague
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Koln

Christmas & New Year

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

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

10 sailing dates May 2021 to November 2022
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

FREE flights and HUGE savings available on selected itineraries!

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Koblenz

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

1 sailing date May 2021
8 Nights From Passau, to Germany , Trier
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Passau

Prague to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
23 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Melk

Rhine, Main & Danube

4 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
22 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £5719pp
Budapest

Grand Europe - Budapest To Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2021
16 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Bratislava

From the Black Sea to the North Sea

2 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
26 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Salzburg

Jewels of Europe - Budapest to Paris

8 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
17 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to France , Paris (Le Havre)
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Salzburg

Jewels of Europe Paris & Prague - Paris to Prague

9 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
20 Nights From Paris (Le Havre), to Prague
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Amsterdam

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

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

FREE flights and HUGE savings available on selected itineraries!

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Nuremberg

Medieval Germany from Mainz

7 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
7 Nights From Mainz, Germany to Nuremberg
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1759pp
Amsterdam

Nuremberg to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Amsterdam

Includes savings of £2,000 per couple! No single supplement available!

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Miltenberg

Vienna to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Grand German Sojourn

1 sailing date May 2021
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Nuremberg
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Budapest

Enchanted Europe - Westbound

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2022
15 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to Switzerland , Basel
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Wachau

Jewels Of Central Europe - Budapest to Remich

4 sailing dates June 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Remich, Luxembourg
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Boppard

German Grandeur(Westbound)

5 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2022
8 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
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