Bamberg is a stunning little city in the Franconian region of Bavaria, southern Germany. It’s well known for its eponymous beer, which is brewed in the city’s many breweries. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a beautifully preserved medieval city, with narrow cobbled streets, baroque churches and a wealth of historic buildings. There’s a lively student population, and a good range of restaurants and bars, making Bamberg a great place to spend a few days. Be sure to try the local smoked beer, Rauchbier, which is made with malt that’s been smoked over beechwood.