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Sculptures

Centurione I (1987) in Bamberg

Centurione I by Igor Mitoraj in Bamberg, Germany

This sculpture was created in 1987 by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj. It is located near the Old Town Hall on the Lower Bridge in Bamberg. In the background, you see Michelsberg Abbey, which is currently being renovated.

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Architecture

Horse’s head in Coburg

Horse's head at the former riding hall of Coburg, GermanyThe Coburg Riding Hall (Coburger Reiterhalle) is in the immediate vicinity of Ehrenburg Palace (Schloss Ehrenburg). It was built in 1852 according to the plans of master builder Georg Konrad Rothbart. The sculptural horse’s head in the tondo directly above the pointed arch portal was created by Theodor Behrens.

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Coat of Arms Manhole Covers

Manhole Cover in Coburg

Manhole cover in Coburg, Germany

The manhole covers in Coburg show the city arms. They display the head of Saint Maurice, the patron of the city. According to legend, Saint Maurice died as leader of the Theban Legion a martyr’s death in the 3rd century. In general, this depiction of him is known as Coburger Mohr (Coburg Moor).

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Abbeys

Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg

Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg, Germany

Photo of Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg taken from the grounds of the New Residence (Neue Residenz). More…

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Palaces

New Residence in Bamberg

New Residenz in Bamberg, Germany

The Neue Residenz (New Residence) in Bamberg was the site of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops. The building consists of more than 40 staterooms. Visitors experience stucco-work ceilings, furniture and tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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City Halls

Old city hall of Bamberg

Old city hall of Bamberg, Germany

The old city hall (Altes Rathaus) of Bamberg was first mentioned in 1387. It is famous for its special location in the middle of the Regnitz River and for the fine painted fa├žade made by Johann Anwender.

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Photos

Bamberg

Attractions of Bamberg

Bamberg is an UNESCO Heritage Site in Upper Franconia. One of his numerouns attractions is the old town hall. This building is located in the middle of a river.