die Kirchen

Some more pictures of the Bamberg area taken in 1955-56 on Kodachrome slide film by my father.

According to Wikipedia, “Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church. This has led to Bamberg being called the “Franconian Rome” — although a running joke among Bamberg’s tour guides is to refer to Rome instead as the “Italian Bamberg”. The hills are Cathedral Hill, Michaelsberg, Kaulberg/Obere Pfarre, Stefansberg, Jakobsberg, Altenburger Hill and Abtsberg.” I’m not sure which of these are pictured below, or even if these are all churches and not some of the many Schlösser my mother told me about but couldn’t identify.

You can see the original post describing this slide-scanning project here.

Bamberg Cathedral?, Bavaria, Germany

Bamberg, Germany

Alleyways and Rooftops

Staying in Bamberg, Germany, we continue to explore Kodachrome slides my father shot when he was in the Army in the 1950s (you can read about the project here). Bamberg is a UNESCO world heritage site, its oldest cathedral dating to the beginning of the 11th century. You can get a sense of that age in these images.

Bamberg, Germany


Continuing with the Kodachrome slides my father shot in Europe in the mid-1950s (original story in this post), we remain in Germany.

According to my mother, Bamberg is known as Klein-Venedig (“Little Venice”) because of its canal, although Wikipedia suggests no canal but the River Regnitz and only a colony of fishermen’s houses from the 19th century along one bank of the river get that appellation. Here are a few snaps of the waterway, the middle one featuring my mother.

Regnitz River, Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg’s Regnitz river, Germany