Franconia and the German Danube Sights

Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

  • Obere Brücke 1 Map It
  • Bamberg
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

At Bamberg's historic core, the Altes Rathaus is tucked snugly on a small island in the Regnitz. To the west of the river is the so-called Bishops' Town; to the east, Burghers' Town. The citizens of Bamberg built this rickety, extravagantly decorated building on an artificial island when the bishop of Bamberg refused to give the city the land for a town hall. Its excellent collection of porcelain is a sampling of 18th-century styles, from almost sober Meissens with bucolic Watteau scenes to simple but rare Haguenau pieces from Alsace and faience from Strasbourg.

Sight Information

Address:

Obere Brücke 1, Bamberg, Bavaria, 96047, Germany

Map It

Phone:

0951-871–871

Sight Details:

  • €4.50
  • Tues.–Sun. 9:30–4:30

Published 04/23/2016

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