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Bamberg Free Tour

Step into the historic centre and discover the charms of this UNESCO World Heritage city. The Bamberg Free Tour will take you to symbolic locations including the cathedral, little Venice and the Schlenkerla tavern. 

Bamberg Cathedral
Admiring the Bamberg town hall facade
Bamberg canals
Discover the city's landmarks
Schlenkerla tavern
The New Residence in Bamberg
Little Venice of Bamberg

Bamberg Free Tour

At 11 am, we'll meet at the Obstmarkt square in the heart of Bamberg's historic centre. We'll start walking through the streets of this beautiful Bavarian city to get to know its main monuments and review its many historical curiosities. 

The tour will begin by crossing the Regnitz river to admire the old town hall. Above the watercourse stands a building of medieval origin that surprises its visitors with its beautiful baroque frescoes. It's said that its construction was a symbol of the triumph of the town over the power of the Church. We'll reveal this exciting story!

We'll talk about the time of the witch hunts and the trials held against alleged witches in the 17th century. It's estimated that up to 1000 women were executed in Bamberg - you'll get goosebumps!

Next, we'll go to the Cathedral, the most visited building in Bamberg. The temple, more than 1000 years old, is the home of the Bamberg rider. King Stephan of Hungary, Constantine the Great or even one of the Three Wise Men are the theories circulating about the identity of this mysterious equestrian sculpture.

Near the cathedral, we'll see the Old Residence and the New Residence of the Bishops, huge palaces that date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Afterwards, we'll visit the little Venice of Bamberg, one of the most picturesque districts of the city. 

Then we'll arrive at the historical tavern Schlenkerla. While we admire its façade we'll talk about its star product, the smoked beer. Did you know that its taste reminds of ham?

The tour will end at 1:30 pm outside the tavern.

Groups

On our free tour we don't accept reservations for more than 6 people. If you're a larger group, you can book a private tour of Bamberg.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Obstmarkt square