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The concept proved to be a long-standing success. It attracts visitors from all over Germany and the rest of Europe; many of them combining a trip to Bamberg with a visit to the Wagner festival in nearby Bayreuth.

Shows in own premises

This year 10 dealers are holding the 23rd edition of the Bamberger Kunst- und Antiquitätenwochen (art and antiques weeks) which runs until August 23.

The selling exhibitions are held in the dealers’ own premises. These are all in close proximity in the heart of the old city, which combines medieval, Rococo and Baroque architecture and is, not surprisingly, a UNESCO world heritage site.

The timeline ranges from the early 15th century, with the small limewood figure of the Virgin offered by Walter Senger shown here, to the early 20th century. The Glaserie Pusch is offering a Dutch Art Nouveau faience vase with polychrome floral motifs for €650.