Strolling through the Nativity Town
Nativity scenes rank among the loveliest - and the most tangible - aspects of the Christmas season. This is especially true of Bamberg, the Nativity Town. On a reflective stroll along the nativity trail, walkers will discover an abundance of nativity scenes spread across around 36 stations, including the Cathedral, small chapels, museums and public buildings all around Bamberg's Old Town and beyond in the outskirts and in Bamberg County.
Nativity scene in the Tourist Information Bamberg
The Christmas Crib was made by "crib master builder" Karl-Heinz Exner and is from his private collection.
Some of the Cribs and Nativity Scenes in Bamberg’s churches continue throughout the year as annual cribs. These go on to show scenes from the bible, both from the old testament and the new testament. In Bamberg: St. Jakob Maria Hilf St. Josef in Gaustadt St. Kunigund St. Gangolf In ...
Year-round nativity scene in the Maria Hilf Church
The annual crib shows the gospels in 25 different scenes. The spotlight falls on biblical events at Christmas, Easter and Whitsun. Information: +49 951/41472 oder +49 951/130530
Year-round nativity scene in the St. Kunigund Church
An oriental nativity scene is displayed in the entrance and appropriate scenes are created every Sunday or for each season. Information: +49 (0)951/9163848-0
Year-round nativity scene in the St. Gangolf's Church
The cabinet nativity scene, situated in the left spire, contains jointed figures made in the 18th till 20th centuries. Information: www.st-gangolf.de
Year-round nativity scene in the St. Jakob's Church
The oriental nativity scene featuring carved wood and clothed figurines is a year-round presentation. Information: +49 (0)951/2995590
Year-round nativity scene in the St. Josef Church in Gaustadt
The nativity scene is based on folklore and oriental interpretations. It is, in fact, a year-round crib. In addition, four wooden relief images on the high altar depict the Holy Night, Joseph's dream, the flight to Egypt and Jesus in the temple as a twelve-year-old boy. The centrepiece shows ...
Large-scale nativity Maxplatz
Every year since 1983 a Franconian half-timbered nativity house with almost life-size figures has been displayed on the square. It was donated by the Franconian market traders and is looked after by the Verein Bamberger Krippenfreunde e.V.
Large-scale nativity Schönleinsplatz
A nativity scene featuring life-size figures has been placed here every year since 1963.. Information: +49 (0)951 877420 / www.bsb-bamberg.de
Nativity scene in the Old Town Hall
Information: 0951/871871 / www.museum.bamberg.de
Large-scale nativity Kunigundenschule
In 1990 the Gartenstadt district added another large nativity scene with life-size statues to Bamberg's rich collection. Information: +49 (0)951/9685338
"Peephole" - Nativity scene in the Kunigunden chapel
Behind the mighty west towers of the cathedral, an angel in the vicarage points to the small Kunigunden chapel. There you can discover a nativity scene during Advent and Christmas through a small "peephole". By pressing a switch, the light and many a movable element are set in motion.