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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Traveling to Bamberg by Train

I was invited by my blogging friend Ces, the publisher of the PILYA blog magazine (a Filipino German magazine), to attend the Asian German Association Christmas party, whom she is a member. It was an honor for me to get invited and so I said yes and booked the train ticket to Bamberg Hauptbahnhof (Central station). It was my first travel to Bamberg, and so I was so excited. 

Frescos of the old Town Hall / Altes Rathaus in Bamberg.

It was a 6 hours travel by train and I had to change the train twice. From the city I started my train ride, I had to change my train in Duisburg and in Würzburg stations. It was easy peasy for me as a wife of a railway civil servant but due to late train arrivals, I went on the ICE/Intercity train in Duisburg which was going to Düsseldorf airport instead of going to Würzburg. It was late when I noticed it. The train to Düsseldorf airport and the train to Würzburg were in the same railway track, where my train was behind the train to Düsseldorf airport. Confusing! 

The German train to Bamberg.

I was already in stress but gladfully the friendly train stewardess had kindly told me to go out from the Düsseldorf train and from there, I had to go to the train going to Munich (it stops in Würzburg), which was on the farthest railway track in the station. She was kind enough to write something on my ticket so that I didn´t have to pay the extra pay for riding on another ICE train. It was confusing for all the people as I was not alone having that problem. 

From then on, I was careful not to miss my trains and I arrived well in Bamberg Hbf (central station). Seeing Ces, I was delighted. We have not seen for more than 2 years.
I was lucky. I reached Bamberg station on time. I hate to be late. Since Friday the 8th until Sunday the 10th, the ICE trains were late, some were canceled and the travelers were all confused and in a panic not to reach their destinations. 


Bamberg, the "Little Venice" in Germany.

Bamberg is an old historical town in the Upper part of Franconia, in the North of Bavaria. It is surrounded by the stunning countrysides and it stands on the seven hills. The old buildings are very unique, in baroque and in medieval designs. Since 1993, it is a UNESCO World Heritage. Bamberg is also called the "Little Venice" In Germany.



Below are the photos of Bamberg. Enjoy! Maybe one day you will come and visit Bamberg.


Strolling at the city of Bamberg.


The strong water current of Bamberg Regnitz river.


The awesome view of Bamberg historical old city.


The Crucifixion sculptures in Bamberg city.



The Crucifixion sculptures in Bamberg city.

Igor Mitoraj Centurione Statue in Bamberg.


View on the other side of the Altes Rathaus / Old Town Hall, Bamberg.


Frescos on the wall of Bamberg Altes Rathaus / Old Town Hall.

I hope you like the photos. Sightseeing in the old city of Bamberg with my friend and her family for a few hours was awesome. The beauty of the city was not comparable to Venice for me because the smell of Bamberg was fresh and breathtaking. Yes, it looked like I was in Venice because of the stunning view of the Regnitz river with its unique Baroque architecture and designs of the houses around this river but Bamberg is more than that.

Christmas Market in Bamberg. Photo was taken by Ces.


Me at the Christmas Market. Photo was taken by Ces.


Like many other cities in Germany, Bamberg has its own Weihnachtsmarkt / Christmas Market. It was one of the beautiful Christmas markets that I have seen in my life. There were lots of Christmas decorations for sale like Christmas tinsels, garlands, stars, lantern, candles in different shapes and colors, gingerbread houses, cookies, chocolates, mulled wine and many more.

Me and the President of the Asian German Association in Bavaria, Germany

It was a very long day travel to Bamberg. The final event of that weekend was the Christmas party of the Asian German Association. It was a wonderful event full of fun, eating and dancing. I am glad I went to Bamberg. I am sure it was not the last time I was there. I still have a lot of places to see like the churches and museums. 

My travel back home was not as smooth as the travel to Bamberg. The ICE train was not fast as it used to be because of the bad weather. From Würzburg on, the snow started to fall down. There were many people who missed their trains as we arrived late to our destination. Some trains were canceled. I arrived home safe but it was so cold and the snow was thick. The view was like a winter wonderland.

Thank you very much for reading. Thank you Ces and Georg for your hospitality. I enjoyed our weekend together. Until then. Ciao!

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12 comments:

  1. Wow Thelma lovely photos. Sorry it took so long for me to find your blog.

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    1. It's okay Brenda. Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. Thanks too for coming, Thelma. I am glad you had fun and enjoyed our company. That was a Pilyamazing Christmas party with you. Merry Christmas, Thelma. Auf Wiedersehen.

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    1. You are very welcome Ces. I loved it. It was the best pilyamazing Christmas party that I have attended. Ciao! Merry Christmas to you too and your family as well.

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  3. A wonderful tour. Great photos. Enjoyed.

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    1. Thank you very much Rasma. I hope you will have a wonderful and happy Christmas with your family.

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  4. An eventful trip Thelma but a lovely Christmas Market I have been to a few Christmas markets in Germany and I loved walking round them with my cup of Gluwein...

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    1. Yes, it was an eventful trip Caz. I love strolling at the Christmas markets but I am not so fun of Glühwein. Thanks for your visit.

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  5. Wonderful photographs, such an interesting post.

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    1. Thank you Robbie Cheadle. Happy New Year to you;-)

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  6. Lovely pictures. A beautiful historical place. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Megha. It was indeed a beautiful historical place to visit.

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