In the town of Bamberg, Germany, the river Regnitz flows through town and actually around the Old Town Hall that was built in 1386 and is reachable via two bridges – one on either side. Bamberg was founded in 973. If you notice to the right in the river there are poles hanging down. These are the gates for whitewater kayaking course – right in town. We were fortunate to see some people working on the course while we were there visiting.