Otto Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Deutschland


In the spring of 2006 I attended class at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität in Bamberg. Below are pictures of the university buildings in which I had classes. All of my classes were held in the Innenstadt (downtown, city center).



This is the plaque on the front of the Hochzeitshaus, where I had classes on post war European politics, third century crises of the Roman Empire and Bavarian castle architecture. The sign reads, "Fakultaet Geschichts- und Geowissenschaften" (History and Geography Faculty)


This is the Hochzeitshaus (Hochzeit means marriage, I'm not sure why the building is named that though). I took this picture on May 1st, a state holiday in Germany, that is why there is a German national flag, and the Bavarian state colors on the building, which is pretty uncommon. This was the first time I'd seen the German flag displayed anywhere since the Customs desk at the Frankfurt Airport.


The Hochzeitshaus, from above, is on the right-hand side of the picture, across the street is the Regnitz river, and St. Michaelsberg is in the background. The Altes Rathaus is off to the left handside of where this picture was taken, in the middle of the river.

The view of the Altes Rathaus from the Hochzeitshaus. Reverse angle of the previous photo.

Klein Venedig, little Venice, located up the river a few blocks from the Hochzeitshaus, which is the large building on the right-hand side of the picture.

This is the Akademisches Auslandsamt (University Foreign Office), I have a grammar course in this building. The street running in front of this building leads to the bridge where the previous picture was taken (west, to the left).

This is the Markushaus, it is around the corner from the Akademisches Auslandsamt, my prepatory class was in this building. It is pretty large, it takes up most of the block and it shaped like a giant 'L' along the side of the street.

Hassengasse (rabbit alley) in the middle of the city center.

Markusplatz, across the street from Markushaus.

I'm not sure what this building is, it is not very near the downtown area. I think is is just apartments, but there is a very cool clock on the top of it.

This is one of two entrances to the building with the clock from above, it says 'Ohne Fleiss - kein Preis' or 'No pain, no gain'