The World Heritage Visitor Centre


Located in the heart of the city, Bamberg's new World Heritage Visitor Centre displays Bamberg's outstanding universal value and serves as an interpretation aid for the World Heritage site. Embedded in the international UNESCO context the special features of the World Heritage site “Town of Bamberg” are conveyed on about 220 square meters of exhibition space.

The exhibition consists – like the old town of Bamberg – of three parts; one for each historic settlement centre. In a lively way, the exhibition provides information about the City on the Hills with its Domburg (former fortress of the Babenberg dukes), the Island District with its mills and private mansions and the Market Gardeners‘ District with its urban horticulture.

Building models illustrate medieval and baroque architecture. Audio stations, films and digital applications, a seed-wheel and an interactive model of the old town of Bamberg invite visitors to familiarize themselves with the site. Special places in the urban surroundings, which represent the outstanding universal value of Bamberg, are referred to in the exhibition to encourage further explorations of the site.


The admission is free.
Guided tours through the exhibition can be booked at

Opening hours

April till October
10:00AM till 06:00PM

November till March
11:00AM till 04:00PM



The World Heritage Visitor Centre can be reached by public transport via bus station Schranne (bus lines 901, 910, 912, 918 and 989). Parking facilities are available nearby, if you come by car.

Welterbe-Besucherzentrum Bamberg
Untere Mühlbrücke 5
96047 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 951/871816
Fax +49 951/871983