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Updated: 08/06/2014 03:59:51PM

Exploring the seven hills of Bamberg

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The Market Gardner's quarter of Bamberg dates to the Middle Ages. Houses had an opening through the middle of the house large enough for a cart and horse, a long narrow garden at the back and frontage on the street where they would sell their fresh produce in season. The Market Gardner's Museum features a 1,000-square meter plot of garden, house and stables dating to the 16th century.

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The Old Town Hall at Bamberg was built in the middle of the River Regnitz by citizens irate that the bishop of Bamberg would not given them any land for the building. It marks the border between the bishop's city on the hills and the newer island city.

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On Oct. 3 each year, Bamberg hosts a giant antiques market. Here a visitor looks at antique hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments, something for which Germany has long been known.

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The October sun shone on gondola passengers in Bamberg's Little Venice area.

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Items used in the annual Corpus Christi Procession can be seen at the Market Museum. The procession is said to be one of the city's biggest and most colorful annual events.

By KIM COOL

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For five days in October, I visited Wurzrbug, Bayreuth, Bamberg, Weimar and Eisenach, Germany, traveling city to city by train and being guided to UNESCO World Heritage sites in each locale. Below is an accounting of my fourth day.

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