Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bamberg is Bright!

I don't usually post a ton of pictures on my Facebook page because I always swear I'm gonna blog about it so I don't want to be SUPER braggy. Then I never do those posts and the pictures get lost among the many hundreds of them in my phone. I recently cleaned out my photos. I'm down to like 1200 now. How many pictures are on your phone?

Anyway, I'm not one for a lot of words when it comes to my travel posts. I'd rather let me crappy cell phone pictures do the talking. One of these times I'll get up enough energy and gumption to take my nice camera. It just seems like a lot of extra work to haul that along with my 3 kids and the various items needed for travel. I'll probably regret it huh?

According to Wikipedia, Bamberg "...is a town in Bavaria, Germany, located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz close to its confluence with the river Main. Its historic city center is a listed UNESCO world heritage site."  Known as Franconian Rome, Bamberg is built on seven hills, each hill is crowned with a church or a castle.

We took the train there. This was the kids first train ride in Germany. They loved it. I did too. I wish it was just a tiny bit cheaper. We may have to invest in a train card. The Nuremburg train station is really nice! It was like a mall! I don't know why I compare every shopping center to a mall. Maybe it's because I haven't been in a U.S. one for over a year. lol.

My boyfriend is hot. My kids are cute. 



I love my double chins. And our "handshake" You should see it in person. 






My first spaghetti eis. And it was bomb dot com! 



We took a ferry ride. It was hot but worth it. 








Um. Excuse me glorious Dunkin Donuts. How does one spell that? Doughnuts? Anyway, it was at the end of the day and we walked around this corner on the way back to the train station and found it. It was a gift from above on a Sunday.

From this site: 
The early 11th-century Bamberg Cathedral (its full name is St. Peter's and St. George's Imperial Cathedral) boasts numerous features of interest, including the Prince's Doorway (F├╝rstentor), the principal entrance with its figures of apostles and prophets and a relief of the Last Judgment. Inside, is the tomb of Emperor Henry II, who died in 1024, along with his wife Kunigunde, while in the choir is the figure of the famous Bamberg Horseman dating from 1240. On the outside of the stone choir screen are figures of the 12 apostles and 12 prophets, and on a pillar between the prophets are Mary and Elizabeth. Another notable tomb is that of Pope Clement II from 1047, the only Papal tomb in Germany.

Over the course of this past week we have visited a few churches/cathedrals. And my kids favorite part is donating a few euro to light a candle or 2. I love watching them do it.












And as a special treat: 




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