Guided tours for groups
Large and small groups alike can choose from a vast array of bookable guided tours in Bamberg and the surrounding area. Whatever the particular interest, age or preference of your group, you are sure to find the right guided tour here.
The guided tours of the town are extraordinarily popular.
Unfortunately, this means that we are currently not always able to cater for your preferred times for a guided tour.
This is particularly true on Saturdays through to October.
We thank you for your understanding.
Due to the world heritage half marathon on April 30, 2017 there can be no guided city tours on that day.
World Heritage Fascination
On this extended stroll, you will see just how unique Bamberg is. In the historical ensemble embracing churches and monasteries, with bridges, narrow lanes and squares, half-timbered buildings and baroque facades, the magic of centuries past is still within your grasp. Content: Besides the ...
World Heritage Fascination - including inside visit of the Cathedral
On this extended stroll, you will see just how unique Bamberg is. In the historical ensemble embracing the Cathedral, churches and monasteries, with bridges, narrow lanes and squares, half-timbered buildings and baroque facades, the magic of centuries past is still within your grasp. Content: ...
Bamberg and its beer
Bamberg's brewing industry goes back almost 900 years to the days when monasteries functioned as the first breweries. As early as the 12th century, Bamberg's beer was exported as a valuable good to foreign lands. Even today, the beer brewed in and around Bamberg is an important factor in ...
World Heritage - Bamberg's triad in depth
This guided walking tour takes you to all three parts of the old town appointed as world heritage site in 1993. It is an in-depth tour taking into account the special development of the city through the centuries and its 1000-year history. Included in the tour: Traditions and customs in the ...
The E.T.A. Hoffmann Trail - guided tour
Learn more about E.T.A. Hoffmann and his time in Bamberg during this guided tour. As a budding author and composer, E.T.A. Hoffmann spent the formative years from 1808-1813 in Bamberg. It was during this time that he wrote his first great tales, which were published under the title "Fantasy ...
Bamberg for kids
Art and culture can be fun, even for young visitors to Bamberg! Children and youths see cities through different eyes. They want to feel a sense of adventure and are bubbling with questions. This guided tour focuses on the more exciting and self-explanatory aspects of Bamberg's history. ...
Bamberg - Living History
This tour for teenagers is exciting and easy to understand, shedding light on important buildings and monuments in chronological order. It travels from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and Baroque periods and into the modern age. The guide frequently slips into the role of the characters in ...
Bamberg and its tunnels
Bamberg's seven hills district was undermined as early as the middle ages, in search of sand used for scouring powder. This mining work was continued until the early age of industrialisation. In the 17th and 18th century the tunnels were used as a storage place for wine, later also for beer and ...
Bamberg of sayings
During this entertaining walk through Bamberg you will follow the traces of old idioms and sayings. You will find out, for example, why the blessed above the Prince's Portal are in "seventh heaven" and much more. At the same time, you will be immersed in the former days of the trades, warfare ...
The Nightwatchman's Call
...is the title of our tour with the Nightwatchman. For centuries they wandered through the city, keeping the peace. This guided tour draws on the treasure chest of experiences, stories and histories, the anecdotes and legends, the fantastic and incredible. It takes you deep into the inner life ...
Ghosts, myths and legends
Ideally in the evening or at dusk - we will bring to life the events of centuries past. Listen to legends of witchcraft and the devil's work, bourgeois pride and tales of love. Content: Selected sights in the old town of Bamberg Number of participants: Up to 25 per guide Please note: Most ...
The Unheard Lives of Women
The history of a city is also the history of its women. This guided tour outlines the specific living conditions of women of different backgrounds, such as the bourgeois wives of civil servants, the wives of tradesmen and market gardeners, whores and witches, as well as aristocratic women, ...
Market gardeners' district and herb lore
Bamberg would never have become a World Heritage City if it was not for the Market Gardeners' District. On this tour through the upper section of the historical World Heritage market gardening district, you will gain an insight into the special character of this unique urban structure. A visit ...
Saints, sinners, emperors and townsfolk from the city's past will be revealed to you in a way that brings history to life: in endless stories without endless dates and numbers. Streets, squares and buildings all have their own stories to tell, stories that have been passed down through the ...
Death by Fire and the Hammer of the Witches
In Bamberg's darkest days back in the 17th century, burning pyres, the "Hammer of the Witches" and distressing interrogations were the order of the day. The obsessive belief in witches stopped at no-one. Retrace the history of Bamberg's witch hunts. Number of participants: Up to 25 per guide ...
Fire, mead and flying ointment
How did the simple people live, love and die, when demons and witches still populated the earth? Actively discover Bamberg from a very different angle. During this guided tour you will hear about the history of the town and its most important sights whilst learning all about the everyday lives ...
Get a taste of Bamberg
Go on a culinary tour of Bamberg with comments and explanations on food and drink through the centuries. Samples of the local specialities will ginger up the tour. Content: Guided tour on the culture of food and drink Samples of local specialities Number of participants: Up to 25 per guide ...
Guided cycling tour through Bamberg
Discover the local lifestyle, quirky short-cuts that open up new vistas, and the prettiest spots in town – within and beyond the central UNESCO cultural heritage site. Enjoy the town’s most stunning views, and relax cycling through a tunnel of green leaves along the river. The best way to ...
On this stroll along the River Regnitz you will begin to appreciate just how important the river is to Bamberg. The buildings, bridges, locks, mills and canals of our city bear witness to how the townspeople have always lived with and from the water. You will see a different side to Bamberg from ...
Of Quacks and Miracle Healers
Bamberg boasts one of Germany's oldest apothecaries, it was home to Europe's most modern hospital, bringing forth doctors like Dr. Eisenbarth, Dr. Markus, Dr. Schönlein and Dr. Wassermann. Pilgrims and the poor could find shelter and care at the large infirmaries, whilst the plague and syphilis ...
Garden tour at Seehof Palace
With its marvellous garden, tracing back to a rococo garden in the 17th century, Seehof Palace is an external project of the Bavarian Garden Show. Admire the gardens, the water cascades and the sandstone sculptures by Ferdinand Tietz. Content: Guided tour through the gardens, without indoor ...
Levi Strauss' brithplace and museum Jeans & Kult
Visit the birthplace of the inventor of jeans! In 1829 Levi Strauss was born the son of a Jewish pedlar in Buttenheim. At the age of 18 he emigrated to America to make his fortune. In San Francisco he started making robust, riveted worker's trousers - Levi's jeans! At the internationally ...
Bamberg's Advent and Christmas customs
Although the city was already christianised by Emperor Heinrich, many pagan customs were practised by the common folk for centuries after, many of which were influenced by and adapted to Christianity. The era of the prince-bishops also saw the addition of different Christmas traditions. You can ...
Let the little children come unto me
The Christmas period is a particularly special time in Bamberg and is celebrated with many splendid nativity scenes around the town. The tradition goes back several centuries and developed from the wish to help children appreciate and understand the Christmas message. Content: This tour of some ...
From nativity scene to nativity scene
In the early 17th century, the Jesuits created and presented the first nativity scene in Bamberg, marking the beginning of a tradition which continues to the present day. The nativity trail comprises around 40 stops, including museums and churches featuring some significant models, as well as ...