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A typical example of Bavarian beauty, the town of Amberg features remarkably romantic buildings, a rich medieval heritage and a glittering riverside to rival European cities such as Bruges and Amsterdam. Like many of the quaint and enchanting towns nestled amidst the rolling hills of Bavaria, Amberg is a touristic secret and has therefore retained its traditional culture and charisma.
Stimulating sights abound in this Bavarian jewel so wander the narrow streets to enjoy a holistic vista of the town’s astounding architecture. An impressive indication of the town’s former industrial prosperity is the Nabburger Tor, the town’s opulent entrance gates; transport yourself back in time in the Marktplatz, the town’s ancient and atmospheric market square which is home to the remarkable Rathaus Town Hall.
You can also float along the river on boats once used for import and export in Amberg, taking in sublime sights such as St. Martin’s Church, the largest and arguably most impressive church in the region of Bavaria, and the seminal Stadtbrille structure.
The rich cultural history of the town has ensured a bounteous banquet of museums to peruse; the Archaeological Museum Amberg offers enthralling exhibitions of excavated artefacts while the Stadtmseum Amberg offer insight into the history of the town with traditional clothing, furniture and work by local artists.
Slip into the vibrant and atmospheric depths of a traditional Bavarian beer garden to enjoy the rich and robust flavours of typical German treats. The Zum Kummert Brau is immensely popular with locals due to the classic dishes, excellent beer and energetic environment; savour the flavour of local specialites such as sizzling Bavarian sausage dipped in sweet mustard and accompanied by crunchy pretzels. (Raigeringerstrasse 11, 92224 Amberg, Bavaria,Germany)