The city of Bamberg in Bavaria, Germany, is well known for its history and art. And collectors of antiques are well versed with the Bamberg Art and Antique District. The unique and world-renowned antique quarter of this city is found below the Bamberg Cathedral. This city was largely spared of any damage during World War II, so its diverse heritage has been maintained over the centuries. Historical and cultural events have left such an impression since this city was founded that dealers and collectors of antiques feel very much at home here!
Many of the antique dealers trading from the Bamberg Art and Antique District have a renowned reputation for quality and rarity. This is one of the reasons that this city attracts shoppers and collectors from both all over Germany and further afield. The heart of the Bamberg antique district is located in a square bounded by the streets Karolinenstraße, Herrenstraße, Dominikanerstraße. The short distances between shops and the meandering cobbled streets invite you to stroll from one treasure trove to the next. There is so much to discover everywhere, this city is a living museum for the curious collector to behold.
Antiquariat Lorang has been doing business in the Bamberg Art and Antique District since 1989 and more than 50,000 antique books are housed in this store. Nestled between the cathedral and the old town hall is Senger Kunsthandel, and it has been in this location since the 70s. This store focuses on gothic sculptures and also offers selected furniture of the 18th to 20th century and paintings of the 15th to 20th century. With fresh temptations on every spot, such as Hauptmann Antiquitäten and Silber Kontor Heiss to name just a couple more, this is a district that is very hard to leave!
Once a year in the summer, the Bamberg Art and Antique District puts on a fantastic antique fair known as the Bamberger Kunst- und Antiquitätenwoche. This is a spectacular, month-long event that involves all the dealers from the area, plus additional guests from both inside and outside Germany. Many of the listed buildings in this area are utilized for exhibitions, opening hours of the stores are a little more generous, and outdoor spaces are taken over with additional stalls and events. It is a wonderful celebration of both this historic town and all things antique.