Back in June, D and I went on a little day trip south to Bamberg, an adorable town (and UNESCO World Heritage site) nestled in the Upper Franconian region of alluring Bavaria. Bamberg is famous for its quaint charm, colorful timbered houses, and yes, you guessed it, BEER! Oh, but we're not just talking any old beer. Smoked beer. Bamberg's alcoholic claim to fame. To be quite honest, I'm not a fan. But I'm partial to any beer of the Belgian variety. Smoked beer, or "Rauchbier" as it's called, is definitely unique. It's the first time in my life I've ever had a beer that tasted reminiscent of bacon. Not bad at all...but also not my cup of tea. Or beer, rather. What I can tell you is that amongst the cobblestones and biergartens that Germany is so common for, Bamberg definitely shines as one of my favorite day trip cities. With so much to see, do, and eat, you'll have a hard time staying for only one day! And honestly, give the bacon beer a try. You'll regret it if you don't! Check out all of my Bamberg recommendations below and get to planning your own trip! Bis bald!
[What to see & do]
Bamberg Alstadt (Old Town)
Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)
Bamberger Dom (Cathedral)
New Residenz (Tour not in English)
Little Venice (Bamberg's famous canal)
Bamberger Personenschiffahrt (Canal boat tour)
[Where to eat]
Schlenkerla -Try smoked beer here!