Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

🇩🇪 Bamberg is a town in Upper Franconia, Germany, on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main. The town dates back to the 9th century, when its name was derived from the nearby Babenberch castle. Cited as one of Germany's most beautiful towns, its old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, with Bamberg being home to Europe's largest intact old city wall. From the 10th century onwards, Bamberg became a key link with the Slav peoples, notably those of Poland and Pomerania. It experienced a period of great prosperity from the 12th century onwards, during which time it was briefly the centre of the Holy Roman Empire. The town's architecture from this period strongly influenced that in Northern Germany and Hungary. From the middle of the 13th century onwards, the bishops were princes of the Empire and ruled Bamberg, overseeing the construction of monumental buildings. This growth was complemented by the obtaining of large portions of the estates of the Counts of Meran. The town was first connected to the German rail system in 1844, which has been an important part of its infrastructure ever since. Following the Second World War, Bamberg was an important base for the Bavarian, German, and then American military stationed at Warner Barracks, only closing in 2014. Economy In 2013 the GDP per inhabitant was €56,723. This places the district 10th out of 96 districts in Bavaria.

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Bamberg has a population of over 70,080 people. Bamberg also forms one of the centres of the wider Upper Franconia region which has a population of over 1,062,085 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Bamberg is twinned with: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bedford, England, UK 🇭🇺 Esztergom, Hungary; 🇦🇹 Feldkirchen in Kärnten, Austria; 🇨🇿 Prague, Czech Republic; 🇫🇷 Rodez, France; 🇦🇹 Villach, Austria.

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