The Bamberger Dom (Bamberg Cathedral) on a frosty day - Author: Johannes Otto Först / / Public Domain / photo modified by


The Kramp Run (until 2018: Kaiserdomlauf) is held annually in March in the old university city of Bamberg in the Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) region in Bayern (Bavaria), Germany.

Four race distances are available — 400m and 2.5km races for children, a 5km run and a 10km race.

The 5k is two laps and the 10k is four laps of a relatively flat and fast course through the district of Gaustadt which is home to the Brauerei Kaiserdom, the largest of Bamberg's numerous breweries. Each lap includes approximately 16 metres of ascent.

The start/finish area is about two kilometres to the north-west of the Kaiserdom (pictured), a magnificent 13th-century cathedral that stands on a hill above the well-preserved and beautiful old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The next Kramp Run will be held in 2022.


Map of the venue:


Kramp Run 2020:


  • 8 March 2020 (Sunday)

Event website:



Race information:


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