As I mentioned on Friday, I was having big blog issues which is why I couldn’t write but hopefully I’m done with that now.
So today I’m having my last travel post before getting back into the groove of DIYing. Like my son mentioned in his post (click HERE if you missed it), we went to Bamberg. I have been there many many times. Growing up we had school trips to Bamberg and every time we had foreign visitors we took them for a trip to Bamberg. Our son has been there twice already too but our daughter only as a baby, so I felt like it was time to go again.
Bamberg is a beautiful old German city and unlike my other favorite city of Würzburg, it was not destroyed during WWII which is one of the reasons that it is so special. Another reason was mentioned by my son as well is that a big portion of the town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Old town hall
My kids love the inside of all of the churches. Especially the cellars and dark corners.
The old palace (Alte Hofhaltung)
We had to tour the “Residenz” again of course and it’s remarkable every time. Like I mentioned above the “Residenz” in Würzburg was bombed badly during the war and had to be rebuilt but this one was not, it’s original.
The inside is impressive and the tour was interesting.
My little interested tourists:
My new wide-angle lens (THIS is the one I bought, affiliate link) really came in handy for the room photography and all the large buildings.
My kids were especially fascinated by the below portable travel potty, go figure.
The Rose Garden
We always have lunch at the restaurant where you see the red umbrella. It’s right below the cathedral and “Residenz”.
View of Michaelsberg Abbey
which was closed unfortunately
This particular area below reminded my son of Amsterdam and he informed us that he wants to have a house in Bamberg. The little pinkish red one. Oh and he wants a house boat in Amsterdam, one on the “Fraueninsel” on lake Chiemsee (HERE is our post about it) and one in Avalon NJ. All I got to say is: good job dreaming big buddy and best of luck because I’d love to visit you there.
It was a wonderful day in Bamberg spent with my dad and I love the fact that I’m able to document it here.
Here are more of our Germany posts:
the architecture in these places just kills me- the details on the doors and ceilings are unmatched!
The doors are always my favorite
Oh my word, everything is totally amazing.
You’re killing me… Glad to see your kids loved the churches because my daughter instituted a one church a day rule while we were in Germany. I guess for them it does get a little old when you are seeing them everyday. I on the other hand couldn’t get enough. Amazing the detail of theses structures and the age compared tho what is “old” here in the U.S. Love seeing all your photos even if they make me a little sad.
Lol one church a day, that’s funny. That rule certainly doesn’t apply to my kids 😉
love the half timbered buildings! the architecture is just amazing.
Yes it is and my daughter loves the timbered buildings too. She asked why people now build boring homes 😉
Germany is such a beautiful country! What an extraordinary gift you are giving your children to learn about your (and their) culture but also to foster in them a love of travel and a chance to see beyond the US. And by your son’s comments and his blog posts, he has already been bitten by the traveling bug!
Yes he has for sure. He loves it! I love that he comes up with his own wishes of what he wants to see. One of the things he wants to do is eat himself through Japan 😉
Next time I have to go back to Bamberg – haven’t been there since I was a teenager. So pretty!
Oh you definitely should. I appreciate it all so much more now.
So beautiful! We don’t have buildings like that here in South Texas. A trip overseas is on my wish list for 2017!
I hope you get your wish
I love Bamberg too! I especially like the faces in the cathedral pillars. I like to imagine generations of people sitting solemnly for a sermon and feeling the eyes on them. Quite an interesting thought.
Also, love the bier gartens!!
Haha yes that’s an interesting thought but I think about stuff like that too. I love reading historical fiction too which I’m doing right now again and then I have those thoughts too
Indeed a very special place! I love the architecture!