Bamberg has always been mentioned as one of the most beautiful towns in Germany and now I know why. After the relatively dull surroundings of Eisenach, Bamberg was a big leap forward in many ways. It had drama, appeal, and attractions in spades, all quite evident as soon as we parked by a tiefgarage under the Visitors Info Center and walked the short distance to the old part of town. With the sun shining brightly on a near-cloudless sky, walking around in fine Spring weather, admiring the history and atmosphere, and bumping into an actual Kathe Wohlfahrt store in the process, was as perfect as any visit could get.
Sad to say, the Kathe Wohlfahrt store, very much a seasonal concern, wouldn’t open for another two weeks. As was the Old Townhall though we did get to enjoy the Frauenkirche, the Cathedral, and a delicious traditional German meal eaten al fresco at Kachelofen in clear view of several senior citizens who were visibly pink from sunburn. The marketing in this case was all true – Bamberg is indeed one of Germany’s most beautiful towns and definitely a jewel to be discovered. At this point I would really be hard-pressed to find anything better.