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St. Michael

Departure times, bus stop St. Michael:
daily every hour on the hour from approx 10:55 a.m. Last tour 7:55 p.m.


St. Michael's church and monastery


The Michaels church and monastery are today the catholic city parish church. The Benedictine monastery was an idea from emperor Heinrich II, and donated 1015. A part of it was destroyed 1117 after an earthquake. Newly built in the 12th century from bishop Otto, and devastated again from a fire in 1610.Starting in 1696, was a long rebuilding phase with Leonhard and Johann Dietzenhofer and in 1799 the courtyard buildings were rebuilt according to the plans of Balthasar Neumann.

In the course of secularization was the repeal of the Benedictine abbey and the beginning of a city hospital. In the church St. Michael is the ceiling paintings from 1614-1617 a special treat (the “Heavens garden,” with ca. 600 different painted herbs). In the floor of the high choir is the grave from St. Otto I. In the southern area of the monastery gardens is an Orangerie from the mid 18th century.

The garden portal is decorated with figures of St. Heinrich, St. Kunigunde and St. Michael. A beautiful panorama view can be enjoyed from the terrace behind the church.



Franconian Brewery museum


The earlier Benedictine monastery brewery was built from the plans of Balthasar Neumann in 1746. It belongs to the city of Bamberg since 1804. The museum founded 1979 shows the traditions and development of the franconian brewers, maltsters. From the production of the malt to the finished beer, the entire process is clearly and understandably displayed, with ca. 1300 exhibits including many historical devices.
Opening April -October
Wednesday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Michelsberg 10f