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Bamberg Old Town

Bamberg is an ancient centre of imperial and episcopal power which just like Rome was built on seven hills. Dominated by its imperial cathedral, the town is a listed ensemble of medieval and baroque architecture. Bamberg's well-preserved old town comprises three historical centres - the episcopal town, the island town and the market gardener's town. With its four towers, the imperial cathedral of St. Peter and St. George is the most prominent building. Inside is the Bamberg Rider, the tomb of Henry II and Cunigunde - the only emperor and empress to be canonised in the Holy Roman Empire. It is also home to the only officially recognised papal grave in Germany - Pope Clemens II found his last resting place here. Other beautiful attractions in the old town include Alte Hofhaltung Palace, the town hall lapped by the River Regnitz, the tanners' cottages by the old canal, the mill district and the fisherman's village "Little Venice".