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Smoky in Bamberg

By Linda Tancs

Bamberg is a quintessential German medieval town in Upper Franconia, Bavaria. It’s famous for its Rauchbier, a beer boasting a smoky flavor from the malt’s exposure to the smoke of burning beech wood. Its most photographed site is the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), constructed on a man-made island straddling a bridge over the Regnitz River. The landmark building is renowned for its trompe l’oeil architecture, but the most amusing feature is the leg of a cherub protruding out of a wall as a sculpture. Venture inside for a look at the Ludwig collection of precious porcelain.


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