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Bamberg around 1500 (1493)
The seat of a powerful Franconian prince-bishop and the burial place of sainted Emperor Henry II, Bamberg was a perfect example of the ecclesiastical towns known as “German Romes.” At the center of this vista is the Bamberg cathedral with its four spires. Woodcut by Michael Wohlgemut, Liber Chronicarum, 1493, pp. 174b-75a.