Another city that escaped largely unscathed from WWII, Bamberg is a catholic city of some 50,000 people with 30 churches and 65 breweries. Some of which produce a local specialty, Smoked beer (an acquired taste, I'm sad to say). Medieval buildings abound, the whole crowned by the Dom or cathedral, the bishop's residence and his famous rose garden. At one point, the residents asked the Prince/Bishop's permission to build a townhall. The Bishop responded "Not on my land". The citizens had anticipated this reaction and told him "You may own the land but you don't own the river.", so they built their town hall over the river. Germans have a long-standing love-hate relationship with the church, as shown by Martin Luther's protestant rebellion.
Straggled back to the boat for Chef's Night (each chef served their specialty) and the first of the taller locks, a 10 Meter unit that seemed to raise the boat about an inch per second.
On to the Main-Danube canal tonight, parts of which are actually an aqueduct that passes over roads and fields.
Bamberg city hall
Smoked beer, a local treat
Bishop's rose garden