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Bamberg
Alte Hofhaltung in Bamberg.
Alte Hofhaltung in Bamberg.
Coat of arms Location
Administration
Country Flag of Germany Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Franconia
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Andreas Starke (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 54.58 km² (21 sq mi)
Elevation 230 - 386 m
Population 70,063  (01/06/2006)
 - Density 1,284 /km² (3,325 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate BA
Postal codes 96001–96052
Area code 0951
Website www.stadt.bamberg.de

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Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz, close to its confluence with the river Main. For other uses, see Bavaria (disambiguation). ... Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany. ... The Regnitz is a river in Bavaria, Germany. ... For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ...

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Geography

Bamberg is located in Frankonia, 63 km north of Nuremberg by railway, and 101 km east of Würzburg, also by rail. It situated on the Regnitz river, 3 km before it flows into the Main river. Nürnberg redirects here. ... Würzburg Residenz. ... For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ...


Its geography is shaped by the Regnitz and by the foothills of the Steigerwald, part of the German uplands. From northeast to southwest, the town is divided into first the Regnitz plain, then one large and several small islands formed by two arms of the Regnitz (Inselstadt), and finally the part of town on the hills, the "Hill Town" (Bergstadt).


Like Rome, Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a church. This has led to Bamberg being called the "Franconian Rome" - although a running joke among Bamberg's tour guides is to refer to Rome as the "Italian Bamberg". For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


Population

Bamberg is home to nearly 7,000 foreign nationals, including over 4,100 members of the United States Army and their dependents. The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ...


History

Town of Bamberg*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bamberg Cathedral
State Party Flag of Germany Germany
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 624
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 1993  (17th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

During the post-Roman centuries of Germanic migration and settlement, the region afterwards included in the Diocese of Bamberg was inhabited for the most part by Slavs. The town, first mentioned in 902, grew up by the castle (Babenberch) which gave its name to the Babenberg family. On their extinction it passed to the Saxon house. The area was Christianized chiefly by the monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Fulda, and the land was under the spiritual authority of the Diocese of Würzburg. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (1926 × 1440 pixel, file size: 643 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: cathedral of Bamberg, Franconia in northern Bavaria (Germany) Source: photographed in 2003 by Johannes Otto Först (bamberga. ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The Archdiocese of Bamberg (lat. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Originally from Bamberg in Franconia, now northern Bavaria, the Babenbergs or Babenberger ruled Austria as counts of the march and dukes from 976 - 1248, before the rise of the house of Habsburg. ... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DED Capital Dresden Minister-President Georg Milbradt (CDU) Governing parties CDU / SPD Votes in Bundesrat 4 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  18,416 km² (7,110 sq mi) Population 4,252,000 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 231 /km... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... Fulda is a city in Hessen, Germany; it is located on the Fulda River and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district (Kreis). ... The Bishopric of Würzburg was an ecclesiastical principality in the Holy Roman Empire, located in Lower Franconia, around the City of Würzburg. ...


In 1007, Henry II, King of the Romans, made Bamberg, a family inheritance, the seat of a separate diocese. The emperor's purpose in this was to make the Diocese of Würzburg less unwieldy in size and to give Christianity a firmer footing in the districts of Franconia, east of Bamberg. In 1008, after long negotiations with the Bishops of Würzburg and Eichstätt, who were to cede portions of their dioceses, the boundaries of the new diocese were defined, and Pope John XVIII granted the papal confirmation in the same year. The new cathedral was consecrated May 6, 1012, and in 1017 Henry II founded on Mount St. Michael, near Bamberg, a Benedictine abbey for the training of the clergy. The emperor and his wife Cunigunde gave large temporal possessions to the new diocese, and it received many privileges out of which grew the secular power of the bishop. Pope Benedict VIII during his visit to Bamberg (1020) placed the diocese in direct dependence on the Holy See. For a short time Bamberg was the centre of the Holy Roman Empire. Henry and Cunigunde were both buried in the cathedral. Henry II with his wife Cunigunde of Luxemburg Saint Henry II (972 – 13 July 1024), called the Holy or the Saint, was the fifth and last Holy Roman Emperor of the Saxon or Ottonian dynasty. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Franconia (German: Franken) is a historic region in modern Germany, which today forms three administrative regions of the German federal state of Bavaria: Lower Franconia (Unterfranken), Middle Franconia (Mittelfranken), and Upper Franconia (Oberfranken). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bishopric of Eichstädt. ... John XVIII, born Fasanius (died June 1009), the son of a Roman priest named Leo, was pope from 1003 to 1009, was, during his whole pontificate, the mere creature of the current head of the Crescentii clan who controlled Rome, the patricius (an aristocratic military leader) Johannes Crescentius III. The... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mael Morda starts a rebellion against Brian Boru in Ireland, which would eventually end in 1014 at the Battle of Clontarf. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... Empress Saint Cunigunde of Luxemburg (about 975 - 3 March 1033 or 1039 at Kaufungen) was the wife of Saint Henry II. She is the patroness of Luxembourg, Lithuania and Poland; her feastday is March 3 Her parents were Siegfried I of Luxembourg (922 - 15 August 998) and Hedwig of Nordgau... This article is about the medieval empire. ...


From the middle of the 13th century onward the bishops were princes of the Empire and ruled Bamberg, forcing the construction of monumental buildings. In 1248 and 1260 the see obtained large portions of the estates of the Counts of Meran, partly through purchase and partly through the appropriation of extinguished fiefs. The old Bishopric of Bamberg was composed of an unbroken territory extending from Schlüsselfeld in a northeasterly direction to the Franconian Forest, and possessed in addition estates in the Duchies of Carinthia and Salzburg, in the Nordgau (the present Upper Palatinate), in Thuringia, and on the Danube. By the changes resulting from the Reformation the territory of this see was reduced nearly one half in extent. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      This article... Duke of Merania was a feudal line of princes who held northernmost seacoast of Dalmatia in 12th and 13th century. ... The Bishopric of Bamberg was an ecclesiastical principality in the Holy Roman Empire, located around the city of Bamberg in Upper Franconia, also including the city of Erlangen. ... Schlüsselfeld is a town in the district of Bamberg, in Bavaria, Germany. ... The Frankenwald is a mid-altitude mountain range in Northern Bavaria, Germany. ... Carinthia within Austria-Hungary (number 3) Coat of arms of the Dukes of Carinthia, today state arms The Duchy of Carinthia (German: ; Slovenian: ) was a duchy located in southern Austria and parts of northern Slovenia. ... This article is about the capital of the Austrian state of Salzburg. ... The Nordgau (from the Germanic for northern region) can refer to two distinct areas: Nordgau (Alsace) (fr:Nordgau (Alsace) on French Wikipedia), the Alsatian Nordgau, the medieval County of Nordgau, the northern part of Alsace Nordgau (Bavaria) (de:Nordgau on German Wikipedia), the Bavarian Nordgau, the medieval Margraviate of Nordgau... The Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the east of Bavaria. ... The Free State of Thuringia (German: Freistaat Thüringen) is located in central Germany and is considered one of the smaller of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), with an area of 16,200 km² and 2. ... This article is about the Danube River. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ...


The witch trials of the 17th century claimed hundreds of victims in Bamberg and reached a climax between 1626 and 1631 under the rule of Prince-Bishop Johann Georg II. Fuchs von Dornheim. The famous Drudenhaus (witch prison), built in 1627, is no longer standing today, however, detailed accounts of some cases, like that of Johannes Junius, remain. [1] Devil, one of the main protagonists of the witch trials. ... Prince-Bishop was the title given bishops who held secular powers, beside their inherent clerical power. ... Johannes Junius (1573- August 6, 1628) was the Burgomeister of Bamberg, famous today for his letter written to his daughter from jail while he awaited execution for witchcraft. ...


In 1647, the University of Bamberg was founded as "Academia Bambergensis". The University of Bamberg (German: ) in Bamberg, Germany, is simultaneously one of the oldest and one of the newest universities in Bavaria. ...


In 1759 the possessions and jurisdictions of the diocese situated in Austria were sold to that State. When the secularization of church lands took place (1802) the diocese covered 3,305 km² and had a population of 207,000. Bamberg thus lost its independence in 1802, and in 1803, it became a part of Bavaria.


Bamberg was first connected to the rail system in 1844, which has been an important part of its infrastructure ever since.


After World War I, when a communist uprising took control over Bavaria, the government fled to Bamberg and had to stay for almost two years, before the Bavarian capital Munich was recaptured by Freikorps (see Weimar Republic). The first republican constitution of Bavaria was passed in Bamberg, thus known as "Bamberger Verfassung" (Bamberg constitution). Bamberg is one of the only cities in Germany that wasn't destroyed by World War II bombings. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... The designation of Freikorps (German for Free Corps, i. ... Anthem Das Lied der Deutschen Germany during the Weimar period, with the Free State of Prussia (in blue) as the largest state Capital Berlin Language(s) German Government Republic President  - 1918-1925 Friedrich Ebert  - 1925-1933 Paul von Hindenburg Chancellor  - 1919 Philipp Scheidemann(first)  - 1933 Kurt von Schleicher (last) Legislature...


In 1973, the town celebrated the 1000th anniversary of its founding.


Historical population

  • 1818: ca. 17,000
  • 1885: 31,521
  • 1905: 45,308

Settlers from Bamberg

Bambrzy (ger. Posen Bambergers) – Poles of German origin, descendants of settlers from area near Bamberg, that were settled in villages around Poznań in the years 1719 –1753. Bambrzy (PoznaÅ„skie Bambry, ger. ... Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat city county Gmina PoznaÅ„ Established 8th century City Rights 1253 Government  - Mayor Ryszard Grobelny Area  - City 261. ...


Main sights

The Bamberger Reiter.
The Bamberger Reiter.

The Old Town of Bamberg is included in the UNESCO World Heritage, since it has retained its medieval look and was one of the few German cities that sustained virtually no damage during WWII. 2005 the city established a documentation centre to support World Heritage activities. Some of the main sights are: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 139 KB)Cathedral, Bamberg, Bavaria User:Rayray took this picture in 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 139 KB)Cathedral, Bamberg, Bavaria User:Rayray took this picture in 2005. ... Bamberg Cathedral The Bamberg Cathedral (German: Bamberger Dom, official name Bamberger Dom St. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (799x1180, 120 KB) Summary Der Bamberger Reiter, the statue of a knight in the cathedral of Bamberg, 1st h. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (799x1180, 120 KB) Summary Der Bamberger Reiter, the statue of a knight in the cathedral of Bamberg, 1st h. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...

  • Cathedral (1237), with the tombs of emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II
  • Alte Hofhaltung, residence of the bishops in the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Neue Residenz, residence of the bishops after the 17th century
  • Old Town Hall (1386), built in the middle of the Regnitz River, accessible by two bridges
  • Klein-Venedig ("Little Venice"), a colony of picturesque fishermen's houses from the 19th century along one side of the river Regnitz.

Clement II, né Suidger of Morsleben (born Hornburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, 1005 – died October 9, 1047), Pope from December 25, 1046 to October 9, 1047). ...

Cathedral

The cathedral is a late Romanesque building with four imposing towers. It was founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, finished in 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012. It was later partially destroyed by fire in 1081. The new cathedral, built by St. Otto of Bamberg, was consecrated in 1111, and in the 13th century received its present late-Romanesque form. For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... South transept of Tournai Cathedral, Belgium, 12th century. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mael Morda starts a rebellion against Brian Boru in Ireland, which would eventually end in 1014 at the Battle of Clontarf. ... Otto (Otto I. of Bamberg) was born about 1060 into a noble family in Mistelbach, Swabia. ...


The cathedral is about 94 m long, 28 m broad, 26 m high, and the four towers are each about 81 m high. Of its many works of art may be mentioned the magnificent marble tomb of the founder and his wife, the empress Cunigunde, considered the masterpiece of the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, and carved between 1499 and 1513. Another treasure of the cathedral is an equestrian statue known as the Bamberg Horseman (German: Der Bamberger Reiter). This statue, possibly belonging to the emperor Conrad III, most likely dates to approximately 1200. The statue also serves as a symbol of the city. Tilman Riemenschneider (1460 – 1531) was a German sculptor who lived in Würzburg. ... Apotheosis of Saint Louis by Charles H. Niehaus In sculpture, an equestrian (from the Latin equus meaning horse) is a statue consisting of a horse with mounted rider. ... The Bamberg Horseman The Bamberg Horseman (germ. ... Conrad III (1093-1152), the first German king of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was the son of Frederick I, Duke of Swabia. ...


Neue Residenz

The Neue Residenz (New Palace) (1698-1704) was initially occupied by the prince-bishops, and from 1864 to 1867 by the deposed King Otto of Greece. The magnificent Rosengarten (Rose Garden) offers excellent views of the city. King Otto of Greece, (Greek: , Othon, Vasileus tis Ellados) also Prince of Bavaria (June 1, 1815 – July 26, 1867) was made the first modern king of Greece in 1832 under the Convention of London, whereby Greece became a new independent kingdom under the protection of the Great Powers (the United...


The Altenburg is located at the highest of Bamberg's seven hills. It was mentioned for the first time in 902 BCE.[citation needed] Between 1251 and 1553 it was the residence of Bamberg's bishops. Destroyed in 1553 by Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, it was used, after scanty repairs, only as a prison, and increasingly decayed. (Translated from the German version: [1]) The Altenburg in Bamberg was first mentioned in 1109; it served next as a Fliehburg, and then from 1305 to 1553, it was the residence of the Bamberger Fürstbischofs (the sovereign bishops of Bamberg). ... Albert Alcibiades (German: ; March 28, 1522- January 8, 1557) was a Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, also known as Brandenburg-Bayreuth. ...


In 1801 doctor A. F. Marcus bought the castle and completely repaired it. His friend, the famous German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, who was very impressed by the building, lived there for a while. The next owner, Anton von Greifenstein, founded in 1818 an association to save the castle. This society still maintains the whole property today. The Altenburg serves as an expensive restaurant and a beautiful view. ETA Hoffman Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (January 24, 1776 - June 25, 1822), was a German romantic and fantasy author and composer. ...


Other sights

Bamberg Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)
Bamberg Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

Other noteworthy churches are the Jakobskirche, an 11th-century Romanesque basilica; the St Martinskirche; the Marienkirche or Obere Pfarrkirche (1320-1387), which has now been restored to its original pure Gothic style. The Michaelskirche, 12th-century Romanesque (restored), on the Michaelsberg, was formerly the church of a Benedictine monastery secularized in 1803, which now contains the Burgerspital, or almshouse, and the museum and municipal art collections. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1154x768, 217 KB) Summary Photo(s) taken by Qole, featured on Flickr at http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1154x768, 217 KB) Summary Photo(s) taken by Qole, featured on Flickr at http://www. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... St. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Interior of San Zanipolo, Venice, photo Giovanni dallOrto. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... Monastery of St. ... The Almshouse at Sherborne, Dorset The Almshouse at Woburn, Bedfordshire West Hackney Almshouses in Stoke Newington, London. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ...


Of the bridges connecting the sections of the lower town the most interesting is the Obere Brücke, completed in 1455. Halfway across this, on an artificial island, is the Rathaus or City Hall (rebuilt 1744-1756). The royal lyceum, formerly a Jesuit college, contains notable collections and the royal library of over 300,000 volumes. The picturesque Old Palace (Alte Hofhaltung) was built in 1591 on the site of an old residence of the counts of Babenberg. Noteworthy among the monuments of the town is the Maximilian fountain (1880), with statues of Maximilian I of Bavaria, the emperor Henry II and his wife, Conrad III and St Otto, bishop of Bamberg. Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... Originally from Bamberg in Franconia, now northern Bavaria, the Babenbergs or Babenberger ruled Austria as counts of the march and dukes from 976 - 1248, before the rise of the house of Habsburg. ... King Maximilian I of Bavaria. ... King Conrad III (Cunradus rex) in a 13th-century miniature. ... Otto (Otto I. of Bamberg) was born about 1060 into a noble family in Mistelbach, Swabia. ...


Beer

The Klosterbräu brewery and the rooftops of Bamberg.
The Klosterbräu brewery and the rooftops of Bamberg.

Bamberg is also known for smoked beer (or Rauchbier in German). The most famous being Schlenkerla "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier" from the Heller brewery and which can be enjoyed fresh at the Schlenkerla tavern on the Dominikaner Strasse in the old town. Image File history File links View of the Klosterbrau brewery, Bamberg, Bavaria. ... Image File history File links View of the Klosterbrau brewery, Bamberg, Bavaria. ... Smoked beer is a type of beer, named for its distinctive smoke flavor. ... Schlenkerla is a historical brewery-tavern in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany. ... Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier is a sort of beer produced by the Schlenkerla in Bamberg. ... The entrance of a brewery. ...


Bamberg is currently (2005) home to 9 traditional breweries (Brauerei Fässla, Brauerei Greifenklau, Brauerei Heller-Trum ("Schlenkerla"), Brauerei Kaiserdom, Keesmann Bräu, Klosterbräu, Mahrs Bräu, Maisel Bräu and Brauerei Spezial) and one modern brewpub (Ambräusianum)[2] which is unprecedented in a city of only 70,000 people. A brewpub is a microbrewery, often combined with a restaurant, that sells the majority of its beer on premises. ...


Education

The University of Bamberg, named Otto-Friedrich University, offers higher education in the areas of social science, business studies and the humanities, and is attended by more than 9300 students. Bamberg is also home to eight secondary schools called Gymnasien: The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ... A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ...

  • Clavius-Gymnasium
  • Dientzenhofer-Gymnasium
  • Eichendorff-Gymnasium
  • E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Gymnasium
  • Franz-Ludwig-Gymnasium
  • Kaiser-Heinrich-Gymnasium
  • Maria-Ward-Gymnasium
  • Theresianum

There are also numerous other institutes for primary, secondary, technical, vocational and adult education. Dientzenhofer is the name of a large family of German architects, who were among the leading builders in Bohemian and German Baroque. ...


Traffic

  • Railway: The InterCityExpress main line #28 (Munich - Nuremberg - Leipzig - Berlin - Hamburg) runs through Bamberg. To Munich the train journey takes about two hours. To Berlin it takes about four hours as of 2007; but construction of a new, shorter and faster connection through the Thuringian mountains has been underway for some years.
    East-west connections are poorer. Bamberg is connected to other towns in eastern Upper Franconia such as Bayreuth, Coburg, and Kronach, with usually at least an hourly regional service. Connections to the west are hourly regional trains to Würzburg, which is fully connected to the ICE network. Tourists arriving at Frankfurt International Airport will have to change trains in Würzburg to get to Bamberg or take a detour via Nuremberg.
  • Motorways: Bamberg is not near any of the major (i.e. single-digit) Autobahns. But it is neverteheless well connected to the network: the A70 from Schweinfurt (connecting to the A7 there) to Bayreuth (connecting to the A9) runs along the northern edge of the town. The A73 on the eastern side of town connects Bamberg to Nuremberg (connecting to the A9) and will, once construction is completed, extend further north into Thuringia, ending at Suhl (Anticipated completion date is 2008).
  • Water transport: the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal begins near Bamberg. With its completion in 1992, uninterrupted water transport was made possible between the North Sea and the Black Sea.
  • Local Transport: local transport within Bamberg relies exclusively on buses. More than 20 lines connect the outlying quarters and some villages in the vicinity to the Central Bus Station. In addition, there are several "Night Lines" (the last of these, though, tend to run around midnight) and some Park and Ride lines from parking lots on the periphery to the town centre.
    A short-lived tram system existed in the 1920s.

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Politics

Bamberg is an independent city. Its town council (Stadtrat) and its Lord Mayor (Oberbürgermeister) are elected every six years, though not in the same year. Thus, the last municipal election for the town council was in 2002, for the Lord Mayor in 2006. An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ...


Stadtrat (Town Council)

As of July 2006, the town council comprises 18 CSU councillors, 9 SPD councillors, 6 Green councillors, and 4 councillors of the Freie Wähler - Bamberger Realisten, a local political movement. These four parties achieved the number of councillors necessary to form a caucus. In addition, the Bamberger Bürger-Block, the far-right Republicans (Germany), and independents are represented by one councillor each, making them ineligible for caucus status. This is the result of the municipal elections of 3 March 2002 and several councillors' changes in political allegiance since then. Voter turnout in 2002 was 50.33 per cent. The Christian Social Union of Bavaria ( ) is a Christian democratic political party in Germany. ... SPD redirects here. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... The Republicans (German: Die Republikaner; REP) is a national conservative political party in Germany. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Oberbürgermeister (Lord Mayor)

Lord Mayors since 1945:

  • 1945 - 1958: Luitpold Weegmann (CSU)
  • 1958 - 1982: Theodor Mathieu (CSU)
  • 1982 - 1994: Paul Röhner (CSU)
  • 1994 - 2006: Herbert Lauer (independent)
  • since 1 May 2006: Andreas Starke (SPD)

The 2006 mayoral election As can be seen from the list above, Bamberg's voters elected conservative mayors in most if not all elections after World War II (independent Herbert Lauer ran on a fairly conservative ticket). The mayoral elections of 2006, in the first ballot of which Social Democrat Andreas Starke received 45.93% only to move on to trounce his CSU opponent Peter Neller in the second ballot with 71.75% of the vote were thus somewhat surprising[1]. The Christian Social Union of Bavaria ( ) is a Christian democratic political party in Germany. ... The Christian Social Union of Bavaria ( ) is a Christian democratic political party in Germany. ... The Christian Social Union of Bavaria ( ) is a Christian democratic political party in Germany. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SPD redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Twin towns

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Born in Bamberg

King Conrad III (Cunradus rex) in a 13th-century miniature. ... Ulrich of Bamberg was a priest and chronicler who lived in Bamberg around 1100. ... Christopher Clavius, (March 25, 1538 – February 12, 1612) was a German Jesuit mathematician and astronomer who was the main architect of the modern Gregorian calendar. ... Johann Lukas Schönlein (1793-1864) was a German professor of medicine, born in Bamberg. ... Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger (February 28, 1799 - January 14, 1890) was a German theologian and church historian. ... Theodor Boveri (1862 – 1915) was a German biologist whose work with sea urchins showed that it was necessary to have all chromosomes present in order for proper embryonic development to take place. ... August Paul von Wassermann (21 February 1866 - 16 March 1925) was the German bacteriologist. ... Hans Ehard (born 10 November 1887 in Bamberg; died 18 October 1980 in Munich) was a German lawyer and politician, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party. ... Karl Heinrich Leopold Deschner was born on May 23, 1924, in Bamberg, Germany. ... Günter Faltin (born Nov. ... Thomas Gottschalk at Festung Ehrenbreitstein Thomas Gottschalk (born May 18, 1950) is a famous German TV host. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Heynes Arms (born August 4, 1969 in Bamberg, Germany) is an Australian pop musician with the band The Volvos. ...

Famous denizens

Clement II, né Suidger of Morsleben (born Hornburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, 1005 – died October 9, 1047), Pope from December 25, 1046 to October 9, 1047). ... Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (IPA: ) (August 27, 1770 – November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher and, with Johann Gottlieb Fichte and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, one of the representatives of German idealism. ... ETA Hoffman Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (January 24, 1776 - June 25, 1822), was a German romantic and fantasy author and composer. ... Wilhelm Emil Messerschmitt (June 26, 1898 – September 15, 1978) (known as Willi or Willy) was a German aircraft designer and manufacturer. ... Messerschmitt is a famous German aircraft manufacturer, known primarily for their World War II fighter aircraft, notably the Bf 109 and Me 262. ... Paul Maar is one of the most important modern German writers for children and young people. ... Karl Friedrich Gottlob Wetzel (14 September 1779, Bautzen—29 July 1819, Bamberg was a German writer. ... Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf[1] von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944) was a German army officer and one of the leading figures of the failed July 20 Plot of 1944 to kill German dictator Adolf Hitler and seize power in Germany. ... Claus von Stauffenberg The July 20 Plot was an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Germany, on July 20, 1944. ... Hitler redirects here. ... Ida Noddack Tacke (25 February 1896 in Wesel - 1978) was a German chemist and physicist. ... General Name, Symbol, Number rhenium, Re, 75 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 7, 6, d Appearance grayish white Standard atomic weight 186. ...

See also

  • Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
  • Brose Baskets Bamberg: current German basketball champions and first German basketball team to reach the top 16 in the Euroleague.

The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (German: Bamberger Symphoniker) is a prestigious orchestra based in the city of Bamberg, Bavaria. ...

References

  1. ^ The Witch Persecution at Bamberg. Hanover College. Retrieved on 2007-08-26. “On Wednesday, June 28, 1628, was examined without torture Johannes Junius, Burgomaster at Bamberg, on the charge of witch-craft: how and in what fashion he had fallen into that vice. Is fifty-five years old, and was born at Niederwaysich in the Wetterau. Says he is wholly innocent, knows nothing of the crime has never in his life renounced God: says that he is wronged hefore God and the world, would like to hear of a single human being who has seen him at such gatherings [as the witch-sabbaths].”
  2. ^ http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/germany/bamberg/ambr%C3%A4usianum/5908.htm

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External links

  • Official website (German), (English)
  • Bamberg Travel Tourist attractions in Bamberg (English)
  • Bamberg Travel Guide
  • Bamberg info for visitors (German), (English), (French), (Italian), (Russian), (Chinese), (Spanish)
  • Bamberg Tourist Guide Places to visit in Bamberg (English)
  • Schlenkerla Brewery website (German), (English)
  • Bamberger-Bier.de - everything you have to know about Bambergs brewing tradition (German), (English)
  • Bamberg beer guide (English)
  • US Army garrison Bamberg (English)
  • Description on the UNESCO World Heritage website (English)
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