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Bamberg is a in Landkreis (district) Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds but does not include the town of Bamberg. The district is bounded by the districts of (from the north and clockwise) Lichtenfels, Bayreuth, Forchheim, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim, Kitzingen, Schweinfurt and Haßberge.
History [ edit ]
The history of the district is linked with the history of Bamberg.
In 1862 the districts of Bamberg-West and Bamberg-East were established. They were merged in 1929. The present borders were established in 1972, when portions of the adjoining district of
Erlangen-Höchstadt were annexed.
Geography [ edit ]
The district surrounds the town of Bamberg. The western half of the district is occupied by the
Steigerwald, a hilly forest region. In the east there is the hill chain of the Franconian Jura. Between these regions the Main river enters the district from the north, turns around just before the town of Bamberg and leaves to the northwest. The smaller Regnitz river comes from the south and flows into the Main at Bamberg.
Coat of arms [ edit ]
The coat of arms displays the heraldic animals of Bamberg and Ebrach, a lion and a boar.
Fränkische Straße der Skulpturen
St.-Veit- und St.-Michaels-Kirche
Towns and municipalities [ edit ]
Gemeinden [ edit ]
Schönbrunn im Steigerwald
Verwaltungsgemeinschaften [ edit ]
Baunach, Gerach, Lauter and Reckendorf
Burgebrach and Schönbrunn
Burgwindheim and Ebrach
Lisberg and Priesendorf
Stegaurach and Walsdorf
Königsfeld, Stadelhofen and Wattendorf
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Coordinates: 49°50′N 10°50′E / 49.83°N 10.83°E