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Bamberg

Bamberg is already well known by Green Men enthusiasts and boasts what is perhaps the most astonishing Green Man carving of all time. Bamberg is on the river Main and is in Bavaria. The old town is now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Bamberger Dom

Here he is, the famous foliate mask under the Rider Statue in the Nave of the Cathedral Green Man in the choir.
Wooden carving on the door to the Sacristy. On the Tympanum over the main entrance to the Cathedral. Here the diving eagles, a symbol of baptism and revuvernation are seen either side of an animal head spewing foliage. Wonderful imagery.
Faces, human and animal linked by Foliage in a Tympanum over the Cathedral entrance

Kirche zu unsere liebe Frau

A corbel in the chancel. Much of this church was refurbished in the Baroque style, but the area behind the chancel retains it's original columns, and these Green Men can be found there This second corbel was once painted, the leaves red
There are 2 roof bosses in the same area behind the chancel Outside the church are in total 12 Green Men. Here are just some of them
   
   

Karmeliten Kloisters

A huge array of wonderful carvings on every column here in the former Carmelite nunnery cloisters. The original church sadly no longer exists, but the cloisters with it's fantastic carvings is fortunately still open to the public Whereas the fist pillar is a face, skull-like and rather menacing and showing his teeth, at the base of the carving on the pillar opposite is a more benign animal face spewing foliage

Other locations in Bamberg

Pfahlplaetzen. 3 Green Men can be seen above the windows to a tea shop on the square, just below the Kirche zu unsere liebe Frau A further image from Pfahlplaetzen.
Another image from Pfahlplaetzen. Obere Karoline Str. On a building front just opposite the Jakobkirche
The old Elizabeth Kirche is no longer in use. Where the old Kreuzweg (crossway) to the church was, is a fountain, with these carvings. Green Man water spout
Hainstrasse. Photo from Jan Ebert Zinkenwoerth. Photo from Jan Ebert
A further image from Zinkenwoerth from Jan Ebert. Pfarrgasse 1. Photo by Jan Ebert