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Building across from Dom church
These other buildings are not named necessarily, but do have a view worth taking a second look at.
Panorama of Dom standing out in the center
It is the city Dom-or real name St. Peter's and St. George's Imperial cathedral. The church was built under the direction of Emperor Heinrich I in 1002, and it took 10 years to complete. He wanted to create a "new Rome" in the Eastern part of his domain. The church was burned down in 1185, and a third one built on site in 1215 with romanesque and gothic styles. Inside there are tombs of Heinrich I and other royalty, plus a statue of the "Bamberg Horseman-Rider" with unknown origin or purpose. The staggered carved stone of the door entry has the figures of the saints the church is named after, and its founder, King Heinrich and wife. It is inside along one of the columns near the front entrance. WE were not allowed in that day on Sunday, so enjoy it. The four towers are definitely a standout on the horizon for many miles
Religious sculpted icons
Next to the front of the Dom church on the left is the Diocesan museum. It displays many religious articles and the halls and rooms are very elegant and decorative. The collection dates back to 1007 at the beginning of the church. It has mantles of all kinds and color, and alter pieces, gold threaded and embroidery gowns. The valued collection of sculptures is especially nice viewing and many stone monuments with carved reliefs of religious scenes or saints.
It is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10-5PM and fee is 4 Euro.
Dugout boats from indigenous tribes of old
In addition to porcelain and tin glazed pottery on exhibit, there are a lot of rooms having the historical perspective from the days of first founders to 1800's. There is one wing that features Burgher culture of 19th century. The interesting aspect is the maze of rooms that the visitor goes through that were the living quarters of the rulers back then. My guess is you go through maybe 30 different rooms on tow floors, and then the chance of getting lost is probable given the winding and turning of the route; or backtrack to the front entrance is the choice. There are not signage showing the direction.
It is ope Tuesday -Sunday 9-5PM and closed the rest of the year. Entry fee is 3,50 Euro. Located to the right of the main gate to the Old Palace courtyard.
Picture of the roses
Located in the courtyard, this no doubt is a wonderful place to view in the spring. It was not bad even in October, and some roses still were blooming. The views of the city is also a site over the walls.
New Residence rooms
This is a fabulous tour and takes about 1 1/2 hours to go through the huge complex. The tour takes you through private apartments, state rooms and the Emperor Chambers, a Chinese room, the Imperial Hall, and a gallery of old German and Baroque paintings. The 40 rooms are adorned with stucco ceilings, furniture from 17th and 18th century. The whole tour is taking you back in time while the royalty lived well and displayed that until 1802; the last dynasty to rule.
It is open daily 9-6PM April-September and until 4PM the other months. Entry is 7 Euro-but worth the price-even for a cheapscate like me.
View of rows of old homes
The homes date back to the Middle Ages when fishermen built side by side next to the Regnitz river. The German name is Klein Venedig, and the timber decor on the outside signifies the style of those days. These days many tourists walk along the street behind the river front to try and see the beauty along the river. That cannot be done, since the flowered/green backyards are all attached and no walkways for the tourists coming by.
Brewing vat for curing
The Franconian brewery began selling the beer in the 1100's in order to be self sustaining Monks, and maybe a bit of taste for themselves to boot. Once the city took over the monastery and assets, it leased the space to a local brewmaster in 1805, and later others succeeded him. It finally closed in 1969. The museum started in 1986 and continued since.
The entry fee is 2,50 Euro and it is open for viewing 1-5 PM daily. There are 1300 exhibits on a 9,000 square feet of space on two floors. The basement space was renovated/restored to show the vaulted rooms.
Nave of the church
The church was dedicated after 1015 when it was built to St. Michael (of course). Around 1117 it was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt again in 1121. Then again in 1610 tragedy arrived by fire this time and the nave and lot of interior were ruined. It was rebuilt and the two west towers added as well as an organ loft. It was then baroque style for the times
View of church and huge rear section
It was built by Henrich I in 1015 in order to demonstrate the power of land he claims for his empire to the east. An earthquake ruined it in 1117, and by 1121 it was rebuilt. The abbey became at its peak beginning in mid 1200's. In 1423 it was ravaged by peasants who had issues with church ownership of much land and wealth. It has been an icon for all these centuries and was secularized in 1803 when there were no more monks studying here. They were evicted by Bavarian troops and the assets of 141 pieces of land/buildings in the region confiscated, and the city took over this facility and treasures.
It is now an alms house for charities and a museum as well as old brewery now closed. In addition, the rear has a biblical garden going down the hill that signifies the serenity of religion, and has the 49 plants of the Bible. You can walk up/down this pathway to or from the rest of the city about 3/4 miles away.
Directions: Up the hill to the top overlooking the old center
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