Bamberg (district)

Bamberg (district)

Bamberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds but does not include the town of Bamberg. The district is bounded by the districts of (from the north and clockwise) Lichtenfels, Bayreuth, Forchheim, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim, Kitzingen, Schweinfurt and Haßberge.


The history of the district is linked with the history of Bamberg.

In 1862 the districts of Bamberg-West and Bamberg-East were established. They were merged in 1929. The present borders were established in 1972, when portions of the adjoining district of Erlangen-Höchstadt were annexed.


The district surrounds the town of Bamberg. The western half of the district is occupied by the Steigerwald, a hilly forest region. In the east there is the hill chain of the Frankish Alb. Between these regions the Main River enters the district from the north, turns around just before the town of Bamberg and leaves to the northwest. The smaller Regnitz River comes from the south and meets the Main behind Bamberg.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms The coat of arms displays the heraldic animals of Bamberg and Ebrach, a lion and a boar.


Fränkische Straße der Skulpturen Litzendorf
Gügel Scheßlitz
Giechburg Scheßlitz
Kloster Ebrach Ebrach
Schloss Greifenstein Heiligenstadt
Sängerehrenmal Melkendorf Litzendorf
St. Wenzeslaus Litzendorf
Schloss Seehof Memmelsdorf
Schloss Weißenstein Pommersfelden
St.-Veit- und St.-Michaels-Kirche Heiligenstadt

Towns and municipalities

(in 2007)


Baunach 3,909 inhabitants 30.9 km²
Hallstadt 8,559 inhabitants 14.5 km²
Scheßlitz 7,160 inhabitants 94.9 km²
Schlüsselfeld 5,753 inhabitants 70.2 km²


Burgebrach 6,466 inhabitants 87.9 km²
Burgwindheim 1,431 inhabitants 37.4 km²
Buttenheim 3,320 inhabitants 30 km²
Ebrach 1,845 inhabitants 29.6 km²
Heiligenstadt 3,642 inhabitants 76.7 km²
Hirschaid 11,666 inhabitants 41 km²
Rattelsdorf 4,531 inhabitants 39.6 km²
Zapfendorf 5,042 inhabitants 30.6 km²


Altendorf 1,941 inhabitants 8.6 km²
Bischberg 6,037 inhabitants 17.5 km²
Breitengüßbach 4,614 inhabitants 16.9 km²
Frensdorf 4,887 inhabitants 44 km²
Gerach 1,005 inhabitants 7.8 km²
Gundelsheim 3,298 inhabitants 3.8 km²
Kemmern 2,554 inhabitants 8.3 km²
Königsfeld 1,352 inhabitants 42.7 km²
Lauter 1,150 inhabitants 12.8 km²
Lisberg 1,753 inhabitants 8.4 km²
Litzendorf 6,045 inhabitants 25.9 km²
Memmelsdorf 8,997 inhabitants 26.2 km²
Oberhaid 4,668 inhabitants 27.2 km²
Pettstadt 1,917 inhabitants 9.9 km²
Pommersfelden 2,937 inhabitants 35.7 km²
Priesendorf 1,534 inhabitants 8.4 km²
Reckendorf 2,043 inhabitants 13.1 km²
Schönbrunn im Steigerwald 1,935 inhabitants 24.7 km²
Stadelhofen 1,261 inhabitants 41 km²
Stegaurach 6,947 inhabitants 23.9 km²
Strullendorf 7,805 inhabitants 31.7 km²
Viereth-Trunstadt 3,645 inhabitants 15.8 km²
Walsdorf 2,600 inhabitants 16.2 km²
Wattendorf 700 inhabitants 22.2 km²


Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Baunach Baunach, Gerach, Lauter and Reckendorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Burgebrach Burgebrach and Schönbrunn
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Ebrach Burgwindheim and Ebrach
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Lisberg Lisberg and Priesendorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Stegaurach Stegaurach and Walsdorf
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Steinfeld Königsfeld, Stadelhofen and Wattendorf


External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Links to municipalities