Buildings and Figured Signs on Obere Königstraße, Bamberg
After walking along the southern embankment of the Main-Danube canal, I crossed the Luitpoldbrücke Bridge to the other side of it, to the street also named after this name (Luitpoldstraße).
A block from the bridge stands the Luitpoldsäle Cultural Center, built in 1905 in Art Nouveau style by architect Chrysostomus Martin. The building was severely damaged during the war, but was restored in 1950.
The house is crowned with a round tower covered with copper sheets. Initially, the facade was decorated with stucco, which was broken by shards and during the restoration, the remnants of the decor were removed.
Then I turned onto Obere Königstrasse (upper Royal street). In the Middle Ages, it was part of the road that went to Bamberg from Prague to Erfurt and was called Steinweg. Now you can see the buildings of the 17th century.
This is one of the main shopping streets of Bamberg, the first floors of the houses are occupied by shops and restaurants decorated with traditional wrought-iron signs with gilding.
Number 12 is home to the famous Bäckerei Kerling pastry shop, which dates back to the end of the 14th century. In 1390, a bakery was built here, which received the name Zum Froschbeck (can be translated as "At the frog"). In 1890, the bakery was purchased by Georg Curling and since then, the fifth generation of confectioners has been offering visitors delicious pastries based on family recipes.
The oldest brewery, Fässla, was opened by Hans Lauer in 1649, just after the end of the Thirty Years ' War. The wide portal of the building is designed for the convenience of loading barrels of beer on carts.
In 1898, the restaurant was purchased by Paul Lutz and it worked until the Second World War. The pub got a new life in 1986. Now here, in addition to beer, you can enjoy traditional Franconian cuisine.
In the next block, you can see several buildings dating back to the sixteenth century.
Unfortunately, part of the richly decorated stucco and murals of the historical building was destroyed by bombing in 1945, memories of them remained only in wall paintings.