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Town hall of Bamberg: photo description (Altes Rathaus)

The town hall in the city Bamberg is a very important historic building. It is located in the middle of a small island on the river Regnitz, artificially created. It is connected with the land by two bridges that are called the Lower and Upper.

The first historical mention of this town hall belongs to the late fourteenth century, and such an unusual choice of location of the building explains the legend. After he held a speech of the citizens against the authority of the Bishop of Bamberg, was a strong fire in which result has completely burnt down the town hall. The Bishop was so angry that he forbade the inhabitants to erect a new building on their land. Then the inhabitants of the city had applied its mind and decided to bypass the ban. It is for this reason was created an artificial island in the river, where he built a new city hall.

Over time, the building was repeatedly subjected to changes and rearrangements. For example, in the XV century it was restored in the Gothic style, and in the XVIII century thanks to the works of Johann Jakob Kugele she has acquired a modern look, designed in the Baroque style. In the same period of time on the facade of the town hall worked as a painter Johann Anwander, whose works can be seen not only on the arches of the building, but in the niches on the columns.

In the interior of the town hall are preserved the courtroom, which appeared here in the middle of the XVIII century. It currently has the largest collection of porcelain and faience in Germany. Town hall, since 1993, have been included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. It is lovely and quite unusual building, designed in several styles, open to all comers. On city hall property operates the Museum.