Two hours north of Munich on the A73 Autobahn, Bamberg is a college town of 70,000 and was one of the only cities in Germany not bombed during WWII. The Altstadt of Bamberg is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, having successfully preserved its medieval feel. Once the summer residence of German popes, Bamberg still draws those who enjoy hiking and canoeing in the hills commonly known as ‘Franconia’s Switzerland’. Other attractions include the Villa Concordia, an international gathering place for artists that was established in 1998. The city also hosts a congress center, a fine beer museum (there are 10 breweries in town) and the renowned E.T.A Hoffmann Theater. Nearly 10 percent of Bamberg’s population is made up of foreign service personnel, easily allowing expatriates to assimilate in this northern Bavarian town. An important city for Germany’s transportation and infrastructure history, Bamberg was incorporated into the national rail line in 1844 and remains linked to Berlin, Munich and Nuremberg.
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