Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Great Rivers of Europe - 8

Hi, On May 9 we stopped in Bamberg, Germany. The ship provided a walking tour of the older part of town.  Fortunately it was left virtually unscathed by World War II.

During the tour we visited a market held in the town square where the usual produce was for sale (above and below).

Craft items also were available (above and two below).

This statue of Neptune, god of the sea, graces the square.

I spotted this mailman making his rounds.

St. Martins Cathedral faces the square.

This street scene is typical of many we saw in Germany.

Next to the street in the scene two photos above is this fountain with places to sit surrounding it; a quiet oasis amid the hubbub of this bustling  town.

At the end of the street in the street scene three photos above is a bridge across the river that bisects Bamberg.  The wall in the street scene photo is part of the bridge which leads to the city hall.  This interesting statue is at the end of the bridge.

Bamberg City Hall sits on an island in the middle of the river.

The road on the bridges passes through the City Hall.

Up river there are some interesting old buildings and a dam.

Downriver the water is calm and lined with homes.

Just on the other side of the bridge from the City Hall is a residential area with some restaurants.

Many of the buildings are decorated with statues.

As we walked I spotted this old Mercedes.

Bamberg also remembers its former Jewish community.  There is a small memorial on one of the bridges leading to the City Hall.  It includes plaques in the pavement bearing the names of some of the members of the community and their deportation dates.

Thanks for looking.

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