Liv Hambrett

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Bamberg, Travel: Germany

Back to Bamberg

I think it, along with Nürnberg, is my favourite Bavarian city. We drove there one misty day last week and Mum and SG were suitably blown away. I was blown away a second time.

I mean, look at it.





This time we went to the Museum of Natural History, to see the bird room, as recommended in Simon Winder’s fantastic book, Germania. (If you are German, live in Germany, love Germany, or have any interest whatsoever in this country, you must read this book. Now.) The bird room was fascinating, and beautifully done (although severely lacking, I feel, some key Australian species.) We shared the museum with the loudest school excursion I have ever heard. Kids these days.




Mum had her first and last Eierpunsch. Truly awful. I asked the lady what is in it and she said ‘egg liquor, white wine and some special secrets.’ Special secrets indeed. I went for the hot chocolate and flooded my system with enough sugar to last a week.

We walked up to the Bamberg cathedral – wow – and into the Old Court on Cathedral Square, where employees of the cathedral (and their animals) used to live. There’s a museum there now, Bamberg’s Museum of History. And a beautiful Christmas tree.



On the way back to the car, we enjoyed a quick refreshment stop in a cosy bakery, seated in this tiny nook.

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Yes, definitely a favourite.


  1. sariscorner

    16 December, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Oh wow… I, as a Biologist, especially like the pictures from the bird room 🙂 Now I think I have to try Bamberg as well when I am in Bavaria the next time. But I am not sure if my Boyfriend would like the visit to the Natural history museum, he is always a bit annoyed when he has to go somewhere with me that has something to do with Biology 😉

  2. Hemborgwife

    16 December, 2013 at 11:40 am

    O people should never say food items have surprises, well unless it is me to my husband!

    1. Liv

      18 December, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Tooootally. Especially when it’s a weird-coloured drink.

  3. Lutz Mowinski

    21 December, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Bamberg really looks like a beautiful city, shame I live so far away from it 🙁
    Maybe one day i’ll manage a visit 😉

    1. Liv

      24 December, 2013 at 11:12 am

      It’s absolutely gorgeous, well worth visiting.

  4. Mrs. B (@wtmilitaryfam)

    29 December, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    So glad a friend sent me your blog! We just moved to Germany 5 weeks ago, will have to put Bamberg on my list of places to visit!

    1. Liv

      29 December, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Welcome! Whereabouts are you living? Bavaria is full of places to see, you’ll have plenty of weekend trips to make.

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