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Bamberg and its tunnels

Bamberg and its tunnels

Due to inspection and maintenance works, the tunnels are closed until April 2024.

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 malt. More tunnels were added in the 19th century. Altogether the tunnels in Bamberg's Stephansberg and Kaulberg hills amount to a total of about 8 miles. During the Second World War the tunnels were also used as an air-raid shelter.

Maximum number of participants:

The organising body of visitor groups is obliged to point out the safety measures for the guided tour “Bamberg and its tunnels” as summarized in the following safety regulations, available as a download via the box on the right hand side of your screen.
You will receive these safety regulations additionally in a separate mail or by post with the confirmation of your booking. In order to conduct the tour, it is necessary to sign the regulation form and hand it over to your guide at the beginning of the tour.

Please note the following compulsory regulations:

  • You need to bring your own torch, one per person.
    Due to the Corona measures, you need to wear a mask covering your mouth and nose.
  • You need to wear hard hats - ideally bring your own cycling or climbing helmet.
  • You have to wear sturdy shoes.
  • It is strongly recommended to dress warmly, as it is always a lot colder in the tunnels than outside.
  • Children must be older than 8 years
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour begins

The tour is conducted at one's own risk.
Payment by invoice only. (In contrast to our business terms in this case without surplus costs)

Date: May 1st, 2024 - December 31st, 2024
  Bookable in this period!
Time: Täglich von 8 bis 20 Uhr buchbar
Duration: 1,5 hours
Meeting place: Sternwartstraße 3
Infophone: 0951/2976-330
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135,- €

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