Bamberg, Germany

The old-city section of Bamberg lies between the Main-Donau Kanal and the Regnitz river, with a part of the Ludwigskanal passing through the middle. It makes for a walk that is ideal for water-lovers. There have been major floods on the Regnitz over centuries; watch for historical high-water marks on the buildings. It is the largest intact preserved historic center in Germany and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bamberg is known for its diverse beer tradition, with the local specialty being smoked beer, similar in flavor to smoked meat. There are eleven active breweries here.The city is a hub for cycling routes along the Main-Donau Kanal and throughout northern Bavaria.


Please Note: EuroCanals is a publisher of waterway guides; we do not book cruises, we tell you where to go and how to do it. Go To EuroCanals Guide - Main River

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Thousands of photos taken on two trips down the Danube (first trip starting at Calais, France and the second trip from Vlissingen, Netherlands, both all the way to the Black Sea) have been used to create the EuroCanals PhotoNav Guides for the Danube. They include the photos shown on this website.

In full-page format they display the details of landmarks along the route, in a km-by-km sequence. The photos are identified by kilometer post; they include ports, bridges, locks as well as sites worth noting. Examples are described on this page:

View a sample guide as a slideshow: