A visit to Bamberg Cathedral church, Germany

After my visit to riverside view of river Regntiz, I went to the most famous chruch of Bamberg – The Bamberg Cathedral. Bamberg cathedral is a famous church because someone from higher church authority sits over there. More over, this church is also situated at a higher place in the town of Bamberg. So, one can expect a nice view of the town.

Bamberg town from Bamberg Cathedral

Bamberg town from Bamberg Cathedral

I expected many people to be there but the church was almost empty except a few tourists. I don’t know why. May be that was not the right season of tourism or people were not interested in coming and seeing the church. Sam, my friend, has different opinions about Roman Catholic church. According to him, Roman catholic church almost looted the common people in the name of religion.

For example: one can easily get rid of sins if he/ she donates some money to the church etc. That’s why¬†protestant church came into the picture after the dark ages. Being a Hindu, I always found his/ mine friends talk very interesting and we could draw a lot of similarities as well most often.

I think that was the main reason people were lesser interested in seeing an orthodox catholic church. But, that was good for me because I could roam inside the church freely and see everything without any tourists’ disturbances.¬†First thing I observed from outside was the four magnificent towers with green top and yellow marbles situated at the four corners of the church complex. Most of the churches in Europe will have some sort of towers all around. Only the structures of the towers differ. Somewhere they are called bell tower, somewhere they are called just towers. But they add more beauty to the church for sure.

Four beautiful towers of Bamberg cathedral

Four beautiful towers of Bamberg cathedral

The church had a big wooden gate. It had an antique key hole to it like shown in the movie. I like opening the gate very much. That was heavy and thick wooden.

A big wooden front gate of Bamberg Cathedral

A big wooden front gate of Bamberg Cathedral

Glass windows were also very beautiful, dark blue in colour. I do not remember if they were stained glasses or not but they surely fit well in contrast with the yellow marble stone of the church.

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Big golden watch at the front wall of the Bamberg Cathedral

Big golden watch at the front wall of the Bamberg Cathedral

Main altar of the church is very long and inside the church was little darker so honestly, I was little scared and little curious as well. I was scared because It was dark and under Roman catholics. So you can say after watching movies like angels and demons and all, I was little skeptical and I was curious as well for the same reason.

Main nave of the Bamberg cathedral

Main nave of the Bamberg cathedral

After a few minutes, I began feeling comfortable and began to explore more. Inside the church, I saw statues of many kings and queens too.

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Late I came to know that those were the kings who constructed the Bamberg cathedral. One of them was King Henry 2 as well which I had heard about in my history book.

After spending around an hour, we came out and walked to our car through the beautiful and peaceful streets of Bamberg. I saw this decoated window on the way.

Bamberg Streets

Bamberg Streets

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