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A medieval gem, buzzing with Franconia's contemporary prosperity

Located in Upper Franconia, Bamberg has an impressive history. Built around seven hills (hence the city's nickname "the Franconian Rome"), Bamberg's Old Town is filled with churches and picturesque squares, feeling like little has changed since the 1200s. But much has changed, including the development of brewing, textile production and electronic engineering.

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Foreign-Born Residents

Museums and Galleries



Bamberg is a city of 77,000 people, with a student community numbering about 13,000 people. Museums, churches and galleries are plentiful in the city center, which is also a theatrical hub, with the tiny Brentano, a Puppet Theater and the grand ETA Hoffmann venue.


Studying and Working in Bamberg

Bamberg's universities offer a diverse mixture of courses at Bachelor's and Master's level. The University of Bamberg tends to specialize in cultural subjects such as history or sociology, but also has well regarded earth sciences and computer science faculties. FHM Bamberg is a smaller applied sciences university that focuses on public health.

Both universities have strong links to the regional economy. FHM Bamberg tends to cater to the rural economy and Franconia's developing tech businesses. The University of Bamberg trains students to enter political or management sectors, or academic and research-based posts. It offers a variety of international degrees, and many of them are taught in English.

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