Little Venice

The city of Bamberg is beautifully located at the 64 km long river Regnitz, created from the confluence of Pegnitz and Rednitz near Fürth and running into river Main. At Bamberg two river arms form an island which contains important parts of the city and water mills were used in different parts. The river was also important to transport goods, as you can still today see at the harbor with an ancient crane.

One section of the river was home to local fishermen. Their half-timbered houses have been well preserved and are a beloved photo spot still today. This area is often called Little Venice after the city of Venezia, Italy. If you don’t want to have a river cruise in a larger tourist ship you can also explore the river in a traditional Venetian gondola.

Little Venice

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