History

741
First documented mention of the town of Hallstadt as a strategically important border station on an ancient arterial road between Rhine and Danube.

793
It was reported in the "Lorsch Annals" that Emperor Charlemagne the Great had a 2000 paces long and 300 feet wide trench dug by 6000 workers to connect the rivers Main and Danube.

1062
Bamberg salesman were mentioned as users of the Regnitz-Main waterway.

1348
The first mention of the shipping industry in the Bamberg book of laws took place.

1370
Bamberg shipper Gundelach reported that he delivered iron from Bamberg to Aachen on the waterway.

1441
"An den Kranen" there was a stone quay and a wooden crane.

1771
Introduction of a prince-bishops set of warehouse by-laws and the building of scales.

1819
Completion of the analysis of the route for a connecting canal between Main and Danube.

1834
Heinrich Freiherr von Pechmann's design for the route was accepted and founded in law.

1836
Initiation of the first shipping line between Bamberg and Cologne.

1840        
Between 1820 and 1840 river traffic increased tenfold on the Main.

1841
Foundation of  "Main-Dampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftt" with a connection from Bamberg to Mainz.

1846        
After 10 years’ construction the Bavarian king Ludwig the 1st opened the Ludwig-Danube-Main canal that begins in Bamberg and ends in Kelheim.

1912        
The new Prinz-Ludwig-Port was erected north of the town.

1950's
In the old Bamberg port active goods handling takes place.

1962        
The port is being generously expanded and modernised.

1966
More than 3,000,000 tonnes of goods are handled at the port.

1992        
Opening of the Main-Danube-Canal with the linking up to new markets in the Danube region. Unrestricted shipping access from the North Sea to the Black Sea.

2000
Further development of port of Bamberg to a modern multimodal freight traffic centre of trans-regional significance.

2006
Dispatching of the first river cruises in the bayernhafen on quay 5.

2008
Opening of the required new mooring point for river cruises (with two foodbridge) on quay 5.

2008
Opening of the new container terminal baymodal Bamberg.

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