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Bamberg: Guided Walking Tour

1. Bamberg: Guided Walking Tour

Explore Bamberg and see more than 2,400 historic buildings, picturesque winding streets, and medieval churches that make the town a work of art. Bamberg was awarded its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 – and not without reason. Enjoy a walking tour of the town and experience the successful combination of impressive architecture and Baroque town houses for yourself. See just how unique Bamberg is on an extensive tour. Feel the magic of the past as you stroll through the town and admire the Cathedral (No interior tour!), churches, and monasteries as well as beautiful bridges, narrow streets, wide squares, half-timbered houses, and Baroque facades. See the Old Court, the New Residenz, the Rose Garden, and “Little Venice.”

Bamberg: Guided Historical Culinary Tour

2. Bamberg: Guided Historical Culinary Tour

Explore the city of Bamberg and learn about its extensive brewing tradition. Taste a variety of local food and drinks as you gain an in-depth insight into local history and cuisine. Meet your guide and roam through the old town area of the city, learning more about the almost 1000-year-old tradition of brewing. Discover more about local cuisine by tasting a variety of delicious delicacies, such as 2 kinds of Bamberger Hörnla. Try some of the varied flavors of local beer, including the famous smoked beer. At the end of the tour, you can also choose a full beer to enjoy, with a wide variety of interesting flavors available. If you would like to participate with a group of 10 or more people, please contact us by e-mail at Please note that no invoices can be issued for bookings made via Getyourguide. The booking confirmation serves as proof of payment

Bamberg: Guided Beer History Tour with Optional Tasting

3. Bamberg: Guided Beer History Tour with Optional Tasting

Bamberg's history is intricately intertwined with the history of beer, making it the perfect place to follow the footsteps of brewing from its monastic beginnings via the flourishing hop trade to the global commercial malt houses. Discover more about the fine art of brewing and learn about customs and traditions concerned with drinking beer. Visit the main attractions of the town, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the original locations of the Bamberg beer war, meet the Säufermännla, and sample delicacies of the town in a pub brewery. Along the way, see the Pfahlplätzchen, the Eisgrube with the Upper Parish Church, the Domberg, and the Sandstraße.

Bamberg: City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Bamberg: City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover contemporary Bamberg as well as its chequered history on a guided walking tour. Take your time to admire the city's architectural masterpieces. Also, see the Old Town Hall, the medieval Cathedral, the old Jewish quarter, and the old town protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll around the city with your tour guide and discover the famous city hall. Take some photos of the curious building constructed on an artificial island in the Regnitz River. Learn all about its medieval Cathedral and the history of one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany. Explore Little Venice and its half-timbered cottages, once home to the fishermen. Pass by the different breweries, taverns, and cafés that keep the streets alive. Then, head towards the New Residence and its baroque Rose Garden with incredible views over the town.

Bamberg: Self-Guided BierSchmecker® Tour

5. Bamberg: Self-Guided BierSchmecker® Tour

8 Bamberg breweries are part of this fantastic BierSchmecker® tour. With the map of the city in your hands, you can stroll along the paths of brewing culture through the old town of Bamberg. Chose four of the breweries to taste their speciality beers with the help of the included vouchers and take home a souvenir beer stein, hand made and branded with Bamberg emblem. A pair of smoke beer truffels also comes with the package, furthermore the brochure “Bamberg’s world of beer”, listing all the breweries in town and in the region.

Bamberg: Immersive Medieval Tour

6. Bamberg: Immersive Medieval Tour

Feel the medieval magic of fire, mead, and witches' ointment in a present-day UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go on an interactive tour of Bamberg, the town chosen to become a "second Rome" by German emperor Henry II in the 11th century.  Check out well-preserved structures dating back to the 11th century from the colorful town hall to the city's ancient Romanesque cathedral. Learn how the town's architecture influenced central European urban form and evolution over the centuries.  But don't just get the official, zoomed out history of the city. Greet your tour guide and enjoy a glass of delicious medieval mead before coming face to face with how the common people lived, loved, and died when the world was still populated by demons and witches. Take on the role of a noble lady or a simple craftsman for the duration of the tour. Appreciate the authentic props and hands-on approach that will allow you to collect water from wells and ignite the embers in the stove with a fire striker like someone from the Middle Ages.

Witch Trials in Bamberg

7. Witch Trials in Bamberg

One of the darkest chapters in Bamberg's history is the persecution of witches, to which hundreds of citizens fell victim in the 17th century. The hunt for witches and sorcerers was by no means limited to red-haired women or elderly mothers, as common clichés would have us believe, but included men and women from all social classes up to Bamberg mayors. Anyone who ended up in the "Trudenhaus," Bamberg's witch prison, was as good as lost. This tour takes you into the long history of witch hunts in Bamberg. On this walk you will not only learn about the dark past, but also about the city's history and how it has been dealt with until today. If you would like to participate with a group of 10 or more people, please contact us by e-mail at Please note that no invoices can be issued for bookings made via Getyourguide. The booking confirmation serves as proof of payment

Bamberg: Historical City Tour in German with Brewery Visit

8. Bamberg: Historical City Tour in German with Brewery Visit

Discover Bamberg’s beer culture by visiting important sites related to the art of brewing, and hear exciting stories about hops and malt. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive visit to the Schlenkerla brewery at Stephansberg, complete with malting and gusset samples. Hear about the important role beer plays in Bamberg. Eleven family-owned breweries in the Bamberg city area and around 60 breweries in the nearby Bamberger district produce over 400 different kinds of beer, all hand-brewed, including winners of international awards, traditional varieties and new specialties. The sheer variety of beer in Bamberg - from rauchbier (smoked beer) to Franconian Kellerbier, from Ungespundetes or lager beer to bock beer - is amazing.

Bamberg Crime-Trail: self-guided crime tour

9. Bamberg Crime-Trail: self-guided crime tour

If you are looking for the perfect mix between an outdoor escape game and a scavenger hunt, Crime-Trails are for you! Take over the investigation to find the culprit in a fictitious crime case. You will solve treacherous murders, crafty robberies, or shrewd kidnappings – the options are endless. Equipped with your smartphones, a case file, and a code for the arrest warrant, you and your family, friends or partner in crime begin the investigation at the scene of crime. It is up to you to decide which clues to follow first. Crime-Trails are designed for young as well as experienced hobby detectives from 12 years and up. 1. Purchasing a Crime-Trail After the purchase has been completed, you will receive a voucher code that gives you access to the case file along with a code to generate your arrest warrant at the end of the game. Once you have downloaded the case file, you can start the game whenever you like. There is no further preregistration needed. The case file includes an introductions as well as instructions to your mission. Note: Print the case file for a better overview during the game! 2. Locating the Scene of Crime To begin your investigation, find the location marked “scene of crime” in your case file. Once you arrive at the scene, familiarize yourselves with the case, scan the QR code on the crime file to get started and solve the first question. During the game you will communicate with the Crime-Trails headquarters to send out your answers to receive more and more clues as you move through the case. Note: All Crime-Trails can be played whenever you want to start your investigation! It does not matter when you purchase your crime file, it does not expire. 3. Starting the Investigation After you have solved the first question and established communication with the headquarters, you can visit the locations marked on the map in any order. Throughout the Crime-Trail you will stay in touch with the headquarters in order to receive further clues that help you solve the case. We do advice that you visit all locations, so you do not miss any important information. There will be no guide or organizer on site. In case you have any problems or questions, you can request a hint from the headquarters. Since the Crime-Trails are played outdoors and in individual groups, they are compatible with any Covid-19 restrictions. 4. Catching the Culprit Once you have solved all riddles and identified the culprit, you will be able to arrest this person and see weather you solved the case correctly or missed out any details.

Bamberg: Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Bamberg: Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore Bamberg's well-preserved Old Town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — on a private walking tour with a local guide. Go inside Bamberg Cathedral, learn about the city's history and legends, and hear about the local smoked beer on a tour you can customize to fit your interests. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at Bamberg Cathedral. Head inside the imperial cathedral to admire the impressive marble tomb of Emperor Heinrich II and his wife, the Empress Kunigunde, or the tomb of Pope Clement II, the only papal grave in Germany. Afterward, walk along the narrow streets of the Old Town, a center of imperial and episcopal power for almost a thousand years. Travel back in time to medieval Europe as you marvel at the architectural wonders in the city, including the Old Town Hall and the New Residence. Find out about the legendary local tale of the Old Town Hall's construction, the mystery of the Bamberg Horseman, and the Archbishop of Bamberg. See the Church of Our Lady and Little Venice, and learn about the local breweries and smoked beer from your guide.



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One of the best food tours I've ever done. In addition to the samples, the focus was on the history of the food, dishes and drinks. Told in great anecdotes that stick. Brilliant guide!

We really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was competent and made the tour very entertaining. The samples were also good. We can recommend the tour.

I only wish there would have been an option to do the tour in English!

Very informative tour, without being boring. Always my pleasure.

Very interesting tour with a really nice tour guide :)