Today our explorations took us to Bamberg which was founded in AD 902. It began to prosper in the twelfth century and was the center of southern Germany's Enlightenment in the late 18th century. The German philosopher Hegel lived here and Bamberg was the second city (after Mainz) to introduce book-printing.
The town has been relatively untouched by war so today still exists much as it was in the Middle Ages. With more than 2,000 buildings listed as historical monuments, Bamberg's old city center is Europe's largest existing group of historic structures—and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.