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.
Nativity scene in the Tourist Information Bamberg
The Christmas Crib "Josef guarding Maria's sleep" was made by Karl-Heinz Exner and is from his private collection.
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)951/48246
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. ...
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 from Oberammergau and anywhere Special Exhibition on traditional Christmas Cribs from the Upper Palatinate in eastern Bavaria, depicting many scenes from the rural area, the cities and places in that area, various professions and many details of everyday life. All ...
Nativity scenes at the courthouse Bamberg
Every year, nativity scene maker Karl-Heinz Exner shows "Nativity scenes from across the world" in the foyer of the courthouse in Bamberg. Information: +49 (0)951/63317 od. 0172/89 26 042 / www.krippenbauer-exner.de