Last week I got an emergency call from my dear little brother:

“Nina, I got a spot at Bamberg University, I need to go there for enrollment and to find a flat next weekend. Wanna join?”

Of course I would (Travelette as I am…)! So two days later I found myself on my way to Bavaria. Since I have been there only as a child I always had the typical clichees of that part of germany in mind. And well, Bamberg didn’t proof me wrong. Even if you are in the same country as you were born in, bavaria is still different and you feel like a real stranger, especially in a small city like Bamberg where it seems like everone knows each other. As Katja already reported earlier here, Bavaria really is a world apart. I loved the beautiful architecture, small streets and the funny franconian dialect people have over there. As there isn’t a lot to do in Bamberg (besides drinking “Zirndorfer Landbier” and visiting flats), I had a lot of time to capture some impressions…

This post was written by Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk, who has a funny name even for Germans; she is a wicked go-getter and creative freelance designer, photographer and blogger.

She has an eye for beauty and even finds it in ugly apartment blogs. Her weekly photo chronicle “My week in pictures” has already become a classic among urban Berliners. Find out more at


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