The variety of small shops, still run by the owners, with a fine selection of goods and commodities, based in historical buildings is the greatest asset of Bamberg as a shopper's paradise.
The many small specialist shops in historical surroundings are supplemented by the branches of popular fashion labels and well-known chains. It's this mix, that makes a shopping spree in Bamberg worth its while. Especially as the next café is never far, where you can discuss your latest discoveries over a steaming hot pot of tea or an original Italian coffee. Those with a weakness for antiques will find many treasures in Bamberg's Old Town. The many yard and farm-gate sales in the Gardeners' District add that extra splash of exotic shopping experience, selling all sorts of special and traditional vegetables, flowers, and herbs.