Kreuzfahrtsschiffe bayernhafen Bamberg

Upper Franconia's gateway to the world

bayernhafen Bamberg is the most important hub for freight transport for the entire Upper Franconia region. It makes a considerable contribution to serving citizens and businesses and provides producers in the region with access to international transport networks. The port efficiently links road, rail and inland waterway. bayernhafen Bamberg is home to companies from the logistics, cargo transfer, shipping, production, recycling and service sectors.

Grain becomes corn, corn becomes flour, flour becomes bread. bayernhafen Bamberg plays a key role in the chain from field to breakfast table. Cereals, foodstuffs and animal feed are particularly suited to transport by inland waterway and represent the lion’s share of the ship cargo handled at bayernhafen Bamberg. Companies also use the container terminal at bayernhafen Bamberg to export their products and to import intermediate goods and components.

hectares port area
more than
companies in the port
Handling by rail & water
Road journeys saved:
per year

Our high-performance infrastructure enables us to provide non-discriminatory and cost-effective access to the three equal modes of transport rail, road and inland waterway.

In order to provide the companies operating from our port with the best possible connections and accessibility, we permanently invest in the development of our infrastructure.

Should you experience any disruption or impediments when using our infrastructure, we can be reached around the clock via our location-wide hotline.

Central Disruption Management Infrastructure:

Accident Reporting Line (24 hr)
Phone 0800 7240 320

Water surface in bayernhafen Bamberg: 18.5 ha

Two docks

  • Dock 1: 850 m long / 106 m wide
  • Dock 2: 450 m long / 75 m wide (entrance channel)
    700 m long / 100 m wide

Total shorelength: 4,050 m

  • 1,900 m quay wall
  • 2,150 m embankment

Cargo-handling berths: up to 18

  • Quay 2 / dock 1: 7 - 8
  • Quay 3 / dock 2: 4
  • Quay 4 / dock 2: 6

Plus 40 berths solely for mooring (holiday, ice, flooding etc.)

1 passenger ship pier

  • 3 pontoons
  • 9 river cruise ships can dock in three layers simultaneously

Rail network at bayernhafen: approx. 8.5 km in length

35 points

5-track marshalling yard

Handling facility for combined transport

The network enables you to reach practically all companies operating from the port by rail. There is also a direct connection to the CT terminal.

For more information on the port railway system or on the infrastructure use agreement, please contact the Rail Operations Manager.

bayernhafen provides its infrastructure to rail transport companies (RTCs) on a non-discriminatory and fee-paying basis. The RTCs are responsible for managing freight train transfers from the station to the port as well as for shunting services within bayernhafen Bamberg’s railway infrastructure.

The following RTCs offer rail services at our Bamberg location:

Flex Bahndienstleistungen GmbH
Hainstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Havelländische Eisenbahn AG
NL Blankenburg / Harz
Am Platenberg 7
38889 Blankenburg / Harz

DB Cargo
PZ Nürnberg / Standort Bamberg
96052 Bamberg

Contact person

Michael Geheeb

Michael Geheeb

Operations Manager / Port Master

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Facts and figures

How did bayernhafen Bamberg develop last year? Which goods did it handle most?

Find answers to these questions and the most important facts and figures here.

Modal shift 2019

Inland waterway


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bayernhafen Bamberg

Bayernhafen GmbH & Co. KG
Hafenstraße 28
96052 Bamberg

Contact persons

Michael Geheeb

Michael Geheeb

Operations Manager / Port Master