The New Residenz of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops was begun in 1613. The two wings on the cathedral square were built by Johann Leonhard Dientzenhofer in 1697-1703.
The palace has over 40 state rooms featuring stucco-work ceilings, furniture and tapestries from the 17th and 18th centuries. Painted on the walls of the Emperor's Hall are 16 larger than life-sized portraits of emperors, the work of Melchior Steidl.
The Elector's Rooms, the Prince-Bishop's Apartments and the gallery with old German and baroque paintings (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) are of particular interest and there is a fine view from the Rose Garden in the Residenz courtyard.
The following rooms are available for your events:
For details please choose a room by clicking on the picture or on the text.
Kaisersaal (Emperor's Hall)
Rosengarten (Rose Garden)
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Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bamberg
(09 51) 5 19 39-0
und (09 51) 5 19 39-1 14
Fax (09 51) 5 19 39-1 29
April-September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.
Visit only possible with a guided tour (in German; approx. 45 mins)
"Cathedral, New Residenz (Emperor's Hall and Emperor's rooms), Old Court" (in German)
Mon-Fri, approx. 75 mins
This guided tour is also available in other languages if booked in advance
4 euros regular
3 euros reduced
4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced
Overview about all admission charges and opening hours
Access to entrance via ramp; lift available
Café im Rosengarten
wegen Umbau geschlossen / closed
Bus 910 to "Domplatz"
No own car park
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