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 Museum Bamberg
The museum shows a new selection of Nativity Scenes every year, different in origin, material, and age from all over the world. There is a small museum shop in the foyer where you can also buy figurines and nativity scenes. Information: 0174/9883306
Large-scale nativity at the Dohlus house
Large-scale nativity scene with life-size figures showing the scene of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Situated just opposite the Obere Pfarre church on Frauenplatz square, you can't overlook the crib as you walk up Kaulberg hill. It is the newest addition to the Nativity Scene trail and was ...
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. It was created as part of an initiative by the Verein der Bamberger Krippenfreunde and was awarded second prize in a European competition for the best large-scale nativity scenes. Information: +49 ...
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
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 In Bamberg County: St. ...
Anniversary exhibition of Karl-Heinz Exner
Karl-Heinz built his first Christmas crib at the age of seven. And his passion for Nativity Scenes has never expired. In his anniversary exhibition on the occasion of his seventieth anniversary as a maker of Christmas Cribs he shows a range of about 40 Nativity Scenes, all built by himself, in ...
Nativity scene in the Old Town Hall
The about 400 delicate baroque crib figurines from "Rottenburg am Neckar" are a highlight of the nativity city. Information: 0951/871142 / www.museum.bamberg.de
Nativity scene in the Museum of the Diocese
Nativity scenes from all over the world The Museum of the Diocese shows a large collection of nativity scenes in its special exhibition on the origins of the nativity scene. It also shows the Christmas Cribs in their relationship to medieval works or art and follows the traces of their origin, ...
Nativity scene in the Cathedral
The new Christmas Crib is in the northern transept and shows a modern Nativity Scene with weekly changing scenes. Information: +49 (0)951/5022590 /www.dompfarrei.de
Nativity scene in the Historical Museum
Special Christmas Exhibition Special Exhibition with oriental Christmas Cribs. Information: 0951/5190746 / www.museum.bamberg.de, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nativity Scene in the Information Center on Michaelsberg Hill
This crib shows 5 scenes and was originally shown in the church St Michael's itself, but as the church is being renovated at least until 2021, it is now on show in the "Information Center" on Michaelsberg Hill. Access is via inner yard on the right.