WELCOME ABOARD TO THE
VACATION OF YOUR LIFETIME!
You're next stop is historic Bamberg, Germany! Though, I'm sorry to say this vacation spot really has nothing to do with either of my published stories, it did serve as inspiration, and I thought to share this beautiful location with my readers.
My husband and I visited Germany in 2002. I've always been interested in Germany, especially since I learned several branches of my family tree emerged from the Bavaria region. Beautiful Bamberg, Germany really looks similar to my homeland Pennsylvania, which is one of the reasons my ancestors chose Pennsylvania for their new home.
Ruine Neideck, a castle built possibly around A.D. 900, but first mentioned in records in 1219. They were in the process of reconstructing a portion of the ruins for historical purposes and to make it safe for visitors. Most of the walls were crumbling and over-run by vegetation. In 2008, the Archaeological Park opened the stairs on the main tower. It is now possible to take in an unobstructed view from the top of the tower. When I visited, I could only reach the lower floor.
Pope Clemens II died in 1047). Bamberg had the good fortune to survive the numerous bombings that occurred in Germany during WWII, leaving this city largely intact and historically preserved.
Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), also known as the 'Island Town Hall' because it was built on an artificial island on the Regnitz river. The building was started in 1461, with the half-timbered addition built in 1668, the Rottmeisterhäuschen.
Klein Venedig (Little Venice). It is a picturesque view of fisherman's houses decorated with tiny gardens.
Imperial Bamberg Cathedral houses the tomb of Emperor Heinrich II and his Empress Kunigunde. Heinrich II founded the Bishopric of Bamberg in 1007. The Imperial Cathedral was consecrated in 1012 but was almost completely destroyed by fires in 1081 and 1185. It was re-built a third time in 1215 and then re-modeled in the 18th century.
Statue of St. Kunigunde on the Lower Bridge by the Regnitz river.Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Monastery), founded in 1015. An earthquake felled the first church in 1117 and a catastrophic fire took its toll in 1610. It was reconstructed in the 13th and 15th centuries, and re-built in Baroque-style in the 18th century.
1) HAVE FUN!!!
2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, May 16, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, May 23, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!
5) PARTICIPATION AT EVERY BLOG IS RECOMMENDED. BUT REMEMBER: THE MORE YOU HOP, THE MORE CHANCES YOU HAVE TO WIN. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!
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Thank you so much for visiting! To continue to your next destination, visit Nell Dixon in Cornwall, England.
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