Medieval Town of Bamberg

The Franconian town of Bamberg is on the UNESCO World Heritage list due to the fact that it is a unique example of an early medieval town. Having escaped damage during both World Wars, many of the buildings and streets are just as they were when Bamberg was first laid out. With cobbled lanes, enchanting squares and culture everywhere you look, the town is as romantic as it is historic.

There is also a rich horticultural history within the town, going back to the Middle Ages. Taking lead from their ancestors, there are still farmers who cultivate fruit and vegetables on large plots within the Old Town’s walls. This is not the only link that Bamberg has to its culinary past, though. Smoke Beer, popularised when the malt was still roasted over an open flame, is a traditional staple and definitely worth trying.

The Alps And Downs Of A Trip To Switzerland
Jeanette Coppin was given the chance to tour Lake Lucerne, including a journey on the stunning Bernina Express. Here’s her trip in her own words.