Bamberg is a small city between Nuremberg and Erfurt in Bavaria, the south of Germany that would like to be a country of its own. When I visited my friend last weekend on a farm in the middle of nowhere (lovely!) we did not only sit on mountains, climbed up a forlorn tower and spent time with horses, we also went on a day trip to one of Germany‘s most beautiful towns. There are even men running around with heart-shaped balloons – what soulless person would not fall insanely in love with that piece of earth?! However, I didn’t even know it was one of Germany’s most beautiful towns until now, so let me unleash the reasons. Ideally you wouldn’t need reasons when looking at the photos but I’ll still outline a few highlights that shall not be missed!
Bamberg’s city centre is beautiful – typically for Europe, there are old houses and architectural treasures wherever you look. There is also a cute river sneaking through major parts of it. It’s clean and not as crowded as public swimming pools would be. There’s only one thing to be careful about: The current is massively strong and never, ever jump in there at night with alcohol involved, that is beyond dangerous. We jumped in there (in bright daylight and with no alcohol but loads of ice cream…) and although the water was quite chilly, it was such a pleasure to feel waves again after that genuine lack of summer in the past weeks.
Other things worth checking out are the rose garden, the castle, a few art galleries and Bavarian restaurants “Biergärten” … So stay tuned for another post covering these attractions among some countryside snaps! But oh how quickly the relaxation faded as I made my first steps into boiling Berlin again. Happy office days… x