Germany: Bamberg

Babmberg is yet another beautiful Herman town and because of its UNESCO status drawing massive tourist crowds (mostly Chinese). (Sometimes I think UNESCO is sleeping at the wheel with their designationsg I personally thought it was overrated versus what I have seen earlier, but nonetheless still beautiful and atmospheric, set on both sides of the Regnitz River. The number one attraction is without a doubt the 13th century Bamberg Cathedral known as Bamberger Dom, a massive gothic twin-spires structure sitting on the highest hill in the city. Next to the cathedral is the Old Court (Alte Hofhaltung) – a large half-timbered building and an open cobblestone space. There is also a stunning Altes Rathaus, seemingly hanging over the river, with elaborately panted walls and plenty of pretty German medieval houses and serene river scenes.