Should you visit Bamberg or Baden-Baden?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Bamberg or Baden-Baden, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Amidst the rolling green hills and clear blue skies, you find yourself in a town that holds a certain magic in the air that leaves you in an intoxicated languor. Quaint, picturesque, charming - from its medieval and baroque architecture to its breathtaking gardens, the romantic flair of Bamberg, Germany is simply spell-binding. One of Europe's largest intact old town centers, Bamberg is located in northern Bavaria, established over 7 hills where the rivers of the Regnitz and Main conjoin. Preserving structures from the 11th to 19th centuries, Bamberg was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. The town is filled to the brim with arts and culture, holding the world-renowned Bamberg Symphony Orchestra as well as such festivities as the international magician and street performers' festival. A gorgeous countryside town, Bamberg also provides its guests with many metropolitan amenities such as restaurants, cafes, malls, and antique shops. Whether it be beer gardens or nature parks, Bamberg has it all!
Baden Baden is the perfect spa town in Germany that lets you dip your toes in the culture, relax, and mingle with the locals all while soaking your weary travel bones in the nourishing mineral waters or sweating out the toxins from one too many German beers.
For a detailed guide on Baden Baden, including the bathhouses and spa etiquette, what else to do in and near Baden Baden and more, you can check out my complete guide to Baden Baden for the perfect spa weekend getaway.
Where is Baden Baden?
Baden Baden is located about 2 hours directly South of Frankfurt, making it the perfect day trip. Alternately, Baden Baden is still an easy day trip from Bavaria or other nearby regions of Germany or you can even create a whole weekend in the Black Forest, complete with Cuckoo Clock shopping and more. It's also not far from Stuttgart.
Which city is cheaper, Baden-Baden or Bamberg?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Bamberg is €101, while the average daily cost in Baden-Baden is €123. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Bamberg and Baden-Baden in more detail.
A hotel room in Bamberg is about €120 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.
A hotel room in Baden-Baden is about €140 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.
On average, meal and food prices in Bamberg cost around €33 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €13.
The average traveler spends about €33 per day in Baden-Baden for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Meals for one day
The cost of a taxi ride in Bamberg is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €11 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bamberg.
The average price of local transportation around Baden-Baden is €27 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Baden-Baden
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Baden-Baden:
Baden-Baden to Karlsruhe Airport (FKB) - Departure Private Van Transfer:
Baden-Baden to Karlsruhe Airport (FKB) - Departure Private Car Transfer:
Private transfert from Baden-Baden airport to Colmar or the opposite way:
Private transfert to Baden-Baden from Basel - Mulhouse or the opposite way:
Private transfert to Baden-Baden from Zurich or the opposite way:
Private transfer from Baden-Baden to Füssen or the opposite way:
Entertainment and activities in Bamberg typically cost an average of €13 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Baden-Baden's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €27 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Tours and Activities in Bamberg
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bamberg are as follows:
Bamberg Private Walking Tour:
Budget Bamberg Walking Tour:
Tours and Activities in Baden-Baden
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Baden-Baden are as follows:
Baden-Baden Private Walking Tour:
Private Black Forest Tour: Baden-Baden to Freiburg:
Baden - Baden Walking Tour:
The best of Baden-Baden walking tour:
Romantic tour in Baden-Baden:
The best of Passau walking tour:
The average person spends about €16 on alcoholic beverages in Bamberg per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
The average person spends about €9.60 on alcoholic beverages in Baden-Baden per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bamberg and Baden-Baden, we can see that Baden-Baden is more expensive. And not only is Bamberg much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Bamberg would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bamberg and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Baden-Baden would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Baden-Baden than you might in Bamberg.
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