A must for baroque enthusiasts
Winding, narrow lanes and romantic facades with extravagant paintwork: Those with a weakness for baroque architecture should not miss Bamberg for the world. The almost completely intact city centre lends a truly unique character to this enchanting Old Town. The prince bishops Lothar Franz and Friedrich Karl von Schönborn had the town transformed into a baroque centre in the late 17th century. These changes are especially visible on the Old Town Hall in the river: one half of the building shows the half-timbered architecture typical of the Middle Ages whilst the rest is adorned with lavish baroque frescoes.