The Regnitz flows right through Bamberg. Without it, Bamberg would probably never have existed, as rivers have always played since antiquity an important role on the position of human settlements in many ways.

Not only they served as sources of food and energy, but as a natural wastewater they also prevented possible diseases. As transport routes they allowed access to trade as well as the imposition of duties and protected the inhabitants as a natural barrier against possible attacks.

Although the functions of the rivers changed over time, they never completely lost their meaning. In Bamberg, all these uses can still be understood today. For this reason, many Bambergers still speak today of the lifeline of the Regnitz.

15. May 2018

Bamberg built on the water

The Regnitz flows right through Bamberg. Without it, Bamberg would probably never have existed, as rivers have always played since antiquity an important role on the […]
18. April 2018

Bamberg’s construction boom in the Wilhelminian era

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Bamberg’s Jewish history

Jewish history in Germany is long and complicated. As we all know, especially in the last century the Jewish population was forced to suffer inhumane and […]
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Bamberg’s Baroque facades

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Bamberg’s fertile East

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18. April 2018

Around the Domberg

The Domberg (the Cathedral Hill) is one of Bamberg’s most historic places and, since the founding of the diocese, the center of power of the Catholic […]
18. April 2018

Monastery and church walk

For many tourists, the Bamberg Cathedral is the first stop of their visit in Bamberg. This is undoubtedly justified, as it is known far beyond the […]
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