Bamberg Old Town Hall Photos

Bamberg Old Town Hall (originally built 1467) on artificial island in the River Regnitz supposedly after the local Bishop refused to grant land for the secular building. The picturesque Old Rathaus was remodeled (1744-56) by Johann Jakob Michael Küchelis. It is noted for its Baroque murals (1755) by Johann Anwander. The setting over the River and opposite the quaint neighborhood called Little Venice further make Old Town Hall the highlight of Bamberg. The building is still used for functions and hosts a fine ceramics museum.

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Bamberg Old Town Hall on artificial island in River Regnitz when supposedly local Bishop refused to give land for building. Bamberg, Germany.Bamberg Old Town Hall as remodeled. Bamberg, Germany.Half-timbered structure of Bamberg Old Town Hall cantilevered over Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Bell tower of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Bamberg Old Town Hall (originally built 1467) on artificial island in River Regnitz when supposedly local Bishop refused to give land for building. Bamberg, Germany.Bamberg Old Town Hall as remodeled (1744-56). Bamberg, Germany. Architect: Johann Jakob Michael Küchel.Half-timbered structure of Bamberg Old Town Hall cantilevered over Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Bell tower of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Approach to Bamberg Old Town Hall from west. Bamberg, Germany.Bamberg Old Town Hall clock tower with Rococo balcony & coat of arms relief by Jos. Bonaventura Mutschele. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo balcony & coat of arms relief on Bamberg Old Town Hall tower by Jos. Bonaventura Mutschele. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo coat of arms relief on Bamberg Old Town Hall tower by Jos. Bonaventura Mutschele. Bamberg, Germany.
Approach to Bamberg Old Town Hall from west. Bamberg, Germany.Bamberg Old Town Hall clock tower with Rococo balcony & coat of arms relief by Jos. Bonaventura Mutschele. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo balcony & coat of arms relief on Bamberg Old Town Hall tower (c1750s) by Jos. Bonaventura Mutschele. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo coat of arms relief on Bamberg Old Town Hall tower (c1750s) by Jos. Bonaventura Mutschele. Bamberg, Germany.
Baroque sculptures & balcony on Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo mural by Johann Anwander on western facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo mural by Johann Anwander on Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Detail of Rococo mural by Johann Anwander on western facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Baroque sculptures & balcony on Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo mural (1755) by Johann Anwander on western facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo mural (1755) by Johann Anwander on Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Detail of Rococo mural (1755) by Johann Anwander on western facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Trompe l'oeil details of Rococo mural by Johann Anwander on Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Germanicised Neoclassical figures of Rococo mural by Johann Anwander on Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo mural by Johann Anwander on eastern facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo mural by Johann Anwander on eastern facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Trompe l'oeil details of Rococo mural (1755) by Johann Anwander on Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Germanicised Neoclassical figures of Rococo mural (1755) by Johann Anwander on Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo mural (1755) by Johann Anwander on eastern facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Rococo mural (1755) by Johann Anwander on eastern facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Rococo mural by Johann Anwander on eastern facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.St. Wendelin stone sculpture by Peter Wagner at museum of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Bamberg Old Town Hall staircase entrance to Ludwig Collection of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany.
Rococo mural (1755) by Johann Anwander on eastern facade of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.St. Wendelin stone sculpture (18thC) by Peter Wagner at museum of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Bamberg Old Town Hall staircase entrance to Ludwig Collection of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room (1750). Bamberg, Germany.
Painting by Johann Anwander in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany.Decoration in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany.Council member coat of arms paintings in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany.Ceramic stove in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany.
Painting by Johann Anwander in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany.Decoration in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room (1750). Bamberg, Germany.Council member coat of arms paintings (1790s-1800s) in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany.Ceramic stove in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany.
Bridge approach to Bamberg Old Town Hall from east showing clock tower over open passage through tower. Bamberg, Germany.Crucifixion shrine sculpture on arched bridge traversing Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Crucifixion shrine sculpture on arched bridge traversing Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Memorial plaque on Bamberg Old Town Hall to Bamberg citizens & soldiers who died in WWII. Bamberg, Germany.
Bridge approach to Bamberg Old Town Hall from east showing clock tower over open passage through tower. Bamberg, Germany.Crucifixion shrine sculpture on arched bridge traversing Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Crucifixion shrine sculpture on arched bridge traversing Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Memorial plaque on Bamberg Old Town Hall to Bamberg citizens & soldiers who died in WWII. Bamberg, Germany.
Memorial plaque on Bamberg Old Town Hall to Jews murdered by the Nazis. Bamberg, Germany.Water control dam seen from Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Empress Kunigund statue on island of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Copy of Empress Kunigund, co-founder of the Bamberg diocese, statue by Johann Peter Benkert on island of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Memorial plaque on Bamberg Old Town Hall to Jews murdered by the Nazis. Bamberg, Germany.Water control dam seen from Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Empress Kunigund statue on island of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Copy of Empress Kunigund, co-founder of the Bamberg diocese, statue (1750) by Johann Peter Benkert on island of Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Empress Kunigund statue against blue Baroque building across river from Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Local researcher & art writer Joseph Heller birth & death house on banks of Regnitz River across from Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Baroque window decoration of Joseph Heller house opposite Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Regnitz River view from old town hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Empress Kunigund statue against blue Baroque building across river from Bamberg Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Local researcher & art writer Joseph Heller birth (1798) & death (1849) house on banks of Regnitz River across from Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Baroque window decoration of Joseph Heller house opposite Old Town Hall. Bamberg, Germany.Regnitz River view from old town hall. Bamberg, Germany.
Tour boats docked on Regnitz River beside antique crane & buildings of Little Venice shore. Bamberg, Germany.Vista of Little Venice. Bamberg, Germany.Little Venice over Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Little Venice heritage buildings beside Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.
Tour boats docked on Regnitz River beside antique crane & buildings of Little Venice shore. Bamberg, Germany.Vista of Little Venice. Bamberg, Germany.Little Venice over Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Little Venice heritage buildings beside Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.
Little Venice heritage buildings beside Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Sculpted Roman centurion partial head inspired by Pompeii by Igor Mitoraj on bank of Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Sculpted Roman centurion partial head inspired by Pompeii by Igor Mitoraj on bank of Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Little Venice shore of Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.
Little Venice heritage buildings beside Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Sculpted Roman centurion partial head inspired by Pompeii (1987) by Igor Mitoraj on bank of Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Sculpted Roman centurion partial head inspired by Pompeii (1987) by Igor Mitoraj on bank of Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.Little Venice shore of Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.
Panorama of Little Venice shore of Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.


Panorama of Little Venice shore of Regnitz River. Bamberg, Germany.



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