Sunday 4 May 2025

Altes Rathaus, Bamberg, Germany (Author: Varus111 / / public domain / photo cropped by


The Bamberger Weltkulturerbelauf (‘Bamberg World Heritage Site Run’) is held biennially in the town of Bamberg in the Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) region in the state of Bayern (Bavaria), Germany.

It's a hugely popular running event that draws a combined crowd of about 10,000 participants. Entries are limited and some of the following races may sell out in a jiffy.

  • 800m children (flat)
  • 1.6km children (flat)
  • 4.1km children (+30m of ascent)
  • 4.4km (+35m of ascent)
  • 10.7km (+75m of ascent)
  • 21.1km (+280m of ascent)

All races are very scenic, starting and ending in Bamberg's beautifully-preserved historic centre which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The half marathon takes the runners to the Altenburg (a medieval hilltop castle, pictured below), along waterways, through parkland and through the Old Town with its narrow streets and its many magnificent sights.

The race is run on mixed terrain (asphalt, cobbles, gravel, trails, ...).



Map of the venue (finish area):


11. Weltkulturerbelauf:


  • 4 May 2025 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  kids 4.4km 10.9km 21.1km
2023 2,394 1,007 3,034 2,862
2021 --- --- --- ---
2019 2,355 1,165 3,292 3,035
2017 1,977 1,004 3,164 2,994


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