Inside the "City Center"

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

The historical city of Amberg (German pronunciation Amberk), is one of the best-preserved medieval cities of Europe, full of history inside the well-preserved section of the medieval walls and gates. The Market Square, which contains the Gothic town hall (built in 1358) and the late-Gothic parish church of St. Martin


The cobblestone streets are lined with boutiques, department and specialty stores, restaurants, bars, and service providers – most within a 5-minute walk from those who are fortunate enough to land a residence inside the walls! Fresh flowers and produce enhance the Market Square on Saturdays. From spring through fall, the pedestrian walkways are a sight to see with the outdoor cafés and colorful umbrellas; street performers are a welcomed addition! There are free concerts in parks, live entertainment in the beer gardens, many annual events and festivals, and best of all....a Christmas Market in the Market Square during most of December!

"From spring through fall, the pedestrian walkways are a sight to see with the outdoor cafés and colorful umbrellas; street performers are a welcomed addition!"

From spring through fall, the pedestrian walkways are a sight to see with the outdoor cafés and colorful umbrellas; street performers are a welcomed addition! Whether inside or outside the City Center, due to the amazing paths around and winding through the city - and foot bridges that cross the Vils River - many people never need to drive to eat, drink and be merry!


The city does a phenomenal job of landscaping; beautiful flowers augmented by various types of palm trees enhance the traffic circles, parks, street corners. There are statues, monuments and fountains that add to the town's beauty, and even authentic remnants from several wars.

For a view of the gorgeous entryways, historic buildings, statues, and more, see my video!


Although we were not anticipating a "lockdown" when we arrived here, there is probably no place I'd rather be locked down! Even when biking/walking were the only activities permitted, I never grew bored of making new discoveries in Amberg.


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