The Cathedral in Bamberg, Bavaria

Bamberg belongs to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage site due to its historical medieval setting. It is a city located in Upper Franconia in he state of Bavaria, Germany. One of its famous sights include its historical cathedral. Bamberg Cathedral was built in 1237 with its Romanesque style. It contains the tombs of emperor Henry II and Pope Clement II.

the inside of Bamberg Cathedral. taken during our visit last October 2010.

its me striking a pose with the Cathedral in Bamberg as the background.

The cathedral is a late Romanesque building with four grand towers. It was founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, finished in 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012. It was later partially destroyed by fire in 1081. The new cathedral, built by Saint Otto of Bamberg, was consecrated in 1111 and in the 13th century received its present late-Romanesque form.

The cathedral is 94 m (308 ft) long, 28 m (92 ft) broad, 26 m (85 ft) high, and the four towers are each about 81 m (266 ft) high. Of its many historic works of art may be mentioned the magnificent marble tomb of the founder and his wife, considered the masterpiece of the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, and carved between 1499 and 1513. Another treasure of the cathedral is an equestrian statue known as the Bamberg Horseman (German: Der Bamberger Reiter). This statue, possibly belonging to the emperor Conrad III, most likely dates to approximately 1200. The statue also serves as a symbol of the city. more about Bamberg

 
 

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