Bamberg, 39 mi/63 km north of Nuremberg, is one of the prettiest towns in Germany. It was founded in the 10th century but didn't come to prominence until the 11th century, when the Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich II built his imperial cathedral there.
The Imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George is a striking mix of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles and houses a number of graceful sculptures (including the 13th-century Bamberg Rider). It is home to the only Vatican-recognize... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.