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For me just coming back from Jerusalem it was very interesting to know that Bamberg is home to the oldest, completely intact Via Dolorosa in Germany.
The people of the late Middle Ages wanted to recreate the Way of the Cross to commemorate Jesus Christ's suffering.
Since 1503 the Via Dolorosa has led from St. Elisabeth's Church to the Church of St. Getreu. The special feature of this Way is that its creator Heinrich Marschalk von Raueneck had the stations positioned in exactly the same way he had seen and measured them in paces in Jerusalem.
At the doorway of St. Elisabeth's Church you will find ourselves in front of Pilate's house where Jesus shoulders the cross; ascending Aufseßstraße, you will follow his route to Golgotha. In the Church of St. Getreu, you will see the story of suffering, the Crucifixion, death and entombment of Christ.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Bamberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 53' 28.91" N 10° 52' 50.11" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Domstraße.
St. Jakob is the only church in Bamberg which is almost completely built and preserved in the Romanesque style. It is a pillared basilica from the 11th and 12th century.
The Baroque façade was created in 1771. The church lies to the West of the Cathedral area outside the former "Domburg".
You can watch my high resolution photo of Bamberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 53' 27.67" N 10° 52' 40.64" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio St. Jakob.
The Carmelite Convent (Local Name: Karmelitenkloster) is a beautiful Late Romanesque cloister. It was built in the 12th century and altered about 1700.
The church dedicated to St. Theodor was part of a Cistercian convent, whose nuns devoted themselves to nursing in the 13th century.
Today's facade with sculptures by Leonhard Gollwitzer was created from 1692 to 1701 by Leonhard Dientzenhofer in the course of the Baroque transformation.
Adresse: Karmelitenplatz 1
You can watch my high resolution photo of Bamberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 53' 19.28" N 10° 52' 50.65" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Karmelitenkloster.
Kirche Unsere Liebe Frau
The church, which is called "Upper Parish" by the locals, is Bamberg's only purely gothic church. The simple nave was added 50 years after the late gothic choir whose foundations date from 1375 and the upper choir which is supported by flying buttresses.
The wedding portal is a striking feature with its gothic statues. The church interior with a nave and two aisles contains baroque furnishings. The painting "The Ascension of Mary" by Tintoretto is a particularly valuable work of art.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Bamberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 53' 21.22" N 10° 53' 1.77" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Kirche Unsere Liebe Frau.
St. Michaelsberg Abbey
On top of the hill in Bamberg is the former Benedictine abbey of Michaelsberg (1009-1803), with St Michael's Church (12th-15th C; ceiling paintings of medicinal herbs). To the north and west of the church are the new abbey buildings erected by J. L. Dientzenhofer (1696-1702) and Balthasar Neumann (1742).
You can watch my high resolution photo of Bamberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 53' 31.88" N 10° 52' 53.35" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio St. Michaelsberg Abbey.
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