Our walking tour began at the Grüner Markt (Green Market). Historically ... and currently ... a market plaza.
The Neptune statute at the Grüner Markt in Bamberg is locally known as Gabelmann ('Fork man").
Bamberg's old town hall (Das Alte Rathaus), built on pilings *in* the left arm of the River Regnitz.
There are some strange things on the Rathaus wall. That leg for instance ...
The portal through the middle of the old town hall.
We are on the obere Brücke, here looking upstream to the Geyerswörthbrücke.
And downstream to the untere Brücke. Behind is an area called Little Venice. The stone building at right is an old slaughterhouse.
Street scene just beyond the old town hall. The young man holding the Embla 4 paddle is our guide.
Christuskirche, built in 1470 on the foundation of a former synagogue. But the blue sign informs us this is Judenstraße.
The Bamberger Dom from the front. The city is celebrating the cathedral's millennium this year, although the current building is only 750 years old.
A fully side-on view.
Next to the cathedral is Die Neue Residenz (the New Residence). It served as the seat of the prince-bishops in the 17-th and 18-th centuries.
Behind the New Residence is a rose garden ...
... with a cafe. Karen and I enjoyed slices of cake.
Michaelsberg Abbey, as seen from the rose garden in Bamberg's Neue Residenz.
Time to enter the cathedral.
As we entered the Bamberg cathedral, we heard a small chorus singing in front.
Then, unexpectedly, music came from behind. In the resonant acoustics of a cathedral -- and the low light -- it was magical.
The two choirs (one here, the other in the rear loft) at the Bamberg cathedral were from the Domkantorei, practicing for a concert the next day.