Resting on an artificial island over the Regnitz River, Altes Rathaus, Bamberg's historic town hall, is one of the city's most iconic landmarks. According to legend, the citizens of Bamberg took ram stakes into the river to build the hall when the bishop refused to grant them any land for it. The building received its impressive Baroque and Rococo frescoes during the 18th century. Pass through large arches as you cross the bridge to the building, which divides the hillside Episcopal city from the bourgeois island city. Inside, you can visit the prestigious Rococo Hall and the Ludwig Collection, which includes precious porcelain. Plan to visit Altes Rathaus and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bamberg attractions using our Bamberg trip tool.
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The city hall was built on an island in the river. The towns folks wanted a new city hall but the Bishop didn't want to give them any land to build it on so they built an island in the middle of the..... more
The city hall was built on an island in the river. The towns folks wanted a new city hall but the Bishop didn't want to give them any land to build it on so they built an island in the middle of the..... more »
The Altes Rathous is really a historic wonder. Forgetting its age for a moment, the building itself is full of charming details and interesting focal points. Never mind that it's located in the...
The Altes Rathous is really a historic wonder. Forgetting its age for a moment, the building itself is full of charming details and interesting focal points. Never mind that it's located in the... more »
Absolutely stunning piece of architecture and the most historical building in Bamberg. Completely full with wonderful detailed paintings on the outside wall. Built over an arch bridge, the location is really beautiful. The river flows by and a chain of bridges located next adds more to its beauty, from where you can admire the building. It is mostly crowded and if you need a solo picture of the Rathaus or yourself then you have to come in the early hours of the morning.
Absolutely stunning building, an absolute must see when in Bamberg. Usually quite busy so best to go early in the morning, but at any time it’s lovely to admire the lovely old architecture!
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