In the valley of the Regnitz where the river divides into two arms, Bamberg, the old (related to kings, queens, emperors, etc.) city and the most important town in Upper Franconia, is one of thebest preserved of Germany’s many charming old towns. Its old episcopal quarter is home to the13th-century church and the old Benedictine church of Michaelsberg. It’s between the two riverbranches that you’ll find amazing Burgerstadt, a small borough of Bamberg that contains theGruner Markt, an excellent (walking person/related to people on foot) zone that’s home to the17th-century (historic period 1600-1750)/(fancily decorated) church of St. Martin and, to thenorth, the New Town Hall, or Neues Rathaus, built in 1736. Maybe the town’s most importantstructure, however, is the Old Town Hall, built on top of the Obere Brucke (Upper Bridge).