The Old Town of Bamberg is one of the largest intact historic city centres in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The photo shows the Old Town Hall, built in 1467 in the Gothic style. It is located in the middle of the wild river Regnitz and can be reached via two bridges. It is located between the mountain town and the island town and marks the old boundary of rule between the bishop and the Bamberg burghers.

It should not go unmentioned that Bamberg is also known for its diverse beer tradition. 13 family-run breweries in the city area and around 60 breweries in the nearby surrounding countryside produce over 400 different beers. Some of them, such as the Rauchbier (smoked beer), I find very special. 😉

Information about taking this photo

  • Camera: FinePix S9500
  • Focal length: 7.6mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/240s
  • ISO: 200
  • Taken: 1 November, 2008

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